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Monthly Archives: February 2008

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    Economic Illiterates for Universal Health Care

    Posted in Healthcare By Brian Balfour

    Complete ignorance of economics and markets in general is the only explanation for those that continue to insist on "universal" or "single-payer" health care. Sheldon Richman explains why in this outstanding article. "Case in point: How would one see through the flimflam served up as health-care policy without a working knowledge of economic principles? When […]

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    Catholics and Immigration: The Changing Face of A Diocese

    Posted in Immigration By Bob Luebke

    Earlier this week the News & Observer reported on the findings of the Pew Forum Survey on Religion and Public Life. The results were certainly worth reviewing and made for interesting reading.  Nevertheless, as I transplanted Catholic, I found the comments of Russ Elmayan, the chief operating officer of the Diocese of Raleigh far more […]

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    Corporate Welfare for Cary

    Posted in Uncategorized By Chris Hayes | Tagged

    Apparently, the Triangle is struggling for jobs.  Or is at least struggling more than the more rural parts of the state.  Why else would the state be giving $5.6 million to lure 300 jobs to poor, desolate, struggling Cary.  It seems that any town that can afford to give a company $500,000 of taxpayer money […]

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    Transportation: Hats off to NC Justice Center

    Posted in Transportation & Infrastructure By Max Borders

    NC Justice Center has put out their new "At the Crossroads" agenda, which has a number of recommendations for transportation reform. In short, it's pretty good. Next week Civitas will release its "Blueprint for Transportation in North Carolina". Observers of the political zigzag in North Carolina may be surprised at the overlaps between our respective […]

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    28

    Who Said It?

    Posted in Uncategorized By Chris Hayes | Tagged

    On the situation in Iraq: "As for the question of whether the surge is working, I can only state what I witnessed: U.N. staff and those of non-governmental organizations seem to feel they have the right set of circumstances to attempt to scale up their programs. And when I asked the troops if they wanted […]

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