Civitas Review

Monthly Archives: August 2008

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    Bad Guns Hurt People

    Posted in Uncategorized By Jeff Mixon | Tagged

    A recent story on WRAL in Raleigh caught my attention.  The headline said "Assault Weapons."  So I expected to see a story about some terrorist armed with a machine gun cranking off hundreds of rounds like the North Hollywood Shootout.  Instead, what I found was a common mistake among reporters:  mislabeling a semiautomatic rifle as […]

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    Conservatives: Don't Shy Away from Healthcare

    Posted in Healthcare By Max Borders

    Philip Klein, writing in the American Spectator, implores conservatives to talk about healthcare: Liberal activists have had more than a decade to pore over the failure of HillaryCare in 1994, and should Democrats capture the White House this fall and make further gains in Congress, they will be armed and ready to fight for government […]

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    Palin Commentary…

    Posted in Politicians & Politicking By Max Borders | Tagged

    ..from a pundit who shall remain anonymous. A sliver: 1.      She has been a mayor and is a governor, so she has executive experience Obama does not. 2.      She ran against the corrupt Alaskan political machine of Ted Stevens and Don Young, so she’s a different kind of Republican. She disagrees with McCain […]

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    NC Teacher Pay Scales: A Plan for Change

    Posted in Education By Bob Luebke

    Like most teacher pay scales, NC teachers are rewarded for time of service, credentials and advance degrees. Problem is, none of these variables is really tied to classroom effectiveness.  The lack of  linkage between good teaching and compensation, not only shapes the lifetime earnings arc of teachers but also impacts students whose achievement levels are […]

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    Back to Basics: Bastiat's "The Law"

    Posted in Uncategorized By Brian Balfour | Tagged

    If you haven't yet read "The Law" by Frederic Bastiat, I recommend you do so. It won't take you long – its only 76 pages. The brevity of this work is perfectly appropriate as the proper role of government, and the law it enforces, is quite minimal. In his weekly column out today, Sheldon Richman […]

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