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Monthly Archives: September 2013

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    New NC Gun Law Takes Effect

    Posted in Public Safety By Lee Brett

    Tomorrow, North Carolina’s new gun law takes effect.  HB 937 restores constitutional rights, while enabling North Carolinians to better protect themselves and their families. As a gun owner – and especially as a concealed handgun permit holder – it is important to know the law. A full copy of the law is attached below, but […]

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    Do You Remember…

    Posted in Miscellaneous By Brian Balfour

    ….the "Affordable Gasoline Acts" of the 1970's? George Mason University economics professor Don Boudreaux draws an interesting analogy between the gas price controls in the 1970s and the current state of America's medical care system as the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare) sets to begin its next phase.  It's well worth a few minutes of your time.

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    Young People May Get Sticker Shock from Obamacare Exchanges

    Posted in Healthcare By | Tagged , ,

    As a recent college graduate, the looming implementation of the Affordable Care Act, “ObamaCare”, quite frankly scares me. It is no secret that jobs are hard to come by these days, especially for those who are fresh out of college. Not only do we have to worry about finding a job in order to pay […]

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    ObamaCare to Quadruple Rates for Men in NC

    Posted in Healthcare By Jim Tynen | Tagged

    A few more facts are dribbling out: "Based on a Manhattan Institute analysis of the HHS numbers, Obamacare will increase underlying insurance rates for younger men by an average of 97 to 99 percent, and for younger women by an average of 55 to 62 percent. Worst off is North Carolina, which will see individual-market […]

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    Common Core's Fundamental Flaw

    Posted in Education By Jim Tynen

    Our Common Core Forum highlighted the national standards' basic flaw: They undermine the federalism that is one of our nation's greatest strengths. Drawing on his business experience, Heritage Foundation President Jim DeMint said that static standards freeze processes in place; a better course is to craft a culture of quality and continuous improvement. For example, […]

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