Civitas Review

Monthly Archives: September 2007

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    Sep
    28

    Recycling: Green Church Selling Indulgences?

    Posted in Environment & Energy By Max Borders | Tagged

    One of my heros, Mike Munger, has a great piece on recycling in Durham here. His case is fairly simple: if it's a valuable resource, someone will pay you to take it away. If it's garbage, you have to pay someone to take it away. The price system is the only standard of value we […]

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    Sep
    28

    Elon "Poll" again… (updated)

    Posted in Polling By Chris Hayes

    Well, it's that time again for the results of the latest Elon University "poll" to be released. See this AP article here. (I use the term poll very lightly, it should be more accurately called a survey.) The media will once again fawn over the poll and report the results as a snapshot of the […]

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    Sep
    28

    Fairness and the Dream Act

    Posted in Immigration By Jameson Taylor

    According to U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), "It just isn't fair" that illegal immigrants can't receive amnesty and taxpayer subsidized college tuition to boot. The message behind all this … illegal immigrants are a protected class, a victim class. Thus illegals deserve in-state college tuition rates, even in those states where U.S. citizens who […]

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    Sep
    28

    Crusty Old Fitzsimon Piece makes Observer

    Posted in Politicians & Politicking By Max Borders | Tagged

    For some reason, the Charlotte Observer decided to run an old piece from Chris Fitzsimon — one that we debunked more than a month ago! In it, he argues that the General Assembly and Governor haven't been raiding the Highway Trust Fund. And he's either lying or ignorant of the truth. I think the former, […]

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    Sep
    28

    Socialized Healthcare: A Warning from Kentucky

    Posted in Healthcare By Brian Balfour

    Jim Waters from the Bluegrass Institute in Kentucky writes today what should serve as a warning to those here in NC that think the best remedy for our health care system is more government. He recounts Kentucky's failed experiment with "universal health care" which began back in 1994: It was called the Kentucky Health Care […]

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