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    Jan
    25

    When Green Goes Too Far on Campus

    Posted in Education By Jim Tynen | Tagged , , , , ,

    But in many cases campus greening, now called “sustainability,” goes far beyond smart moves to use resources more wisely. It has become a matter of religion.

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    Jan
    12

    Proof Govt. Can Be Trimmed

    Posted in Government By Jim Tynen | Tagged , ,

    Can government be cut down in size? Over at NC Capitol Connection, our colleague Matt Caulder reports on one move in that direction: the privatization of the state motor pool. It's a familiar story. There was a perceived need for a supply of vehicles for emergencies. Over time, the size of the pool expanded. But […]

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    Jan
    08

    Hillary Clinton's Troubles Mount

    Posted in Politicians & Politicking By Jim Tynen | Tagged , ,

    This article by R. Emmett Tyrrell Jr. says "the Federal Bureau of Investigation will recommend that the Justice Department bring criminal charges against Hillary Clinton and various of her aides, and soon. The evidence consists of materials that the Bureau has gathered in the course of its months-long investigation of Mrs. Clinton’s personal server." Maybe, […]

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    Jan
    05

    Is NC Road Bond Idea Slightly Alive?

    Posted in Government, Legislative Activity By Jim Tynen | Tagged , , , , , ,

    You probably remember that classic line from "The Princess Bride:" "It just so happens that your friend here is only MOSTLY dead. There's a big difference between mostly dead and all dead. Mostly dead is slightly alive." That may come to mind if you read about the push for infrastructure bonds, as Matt Caulder details […]

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    Dec
    29

    The Whole Story About UNC Faculty Raises (Or the Supposed Lack Thereof)

    Posted in Miscellaneous By Jim Tynen | Tagged , , , ,

    By Jay Schalin Pity the UNC system faculty, who have only gotten one across-the-board raise in the last four years, and whose average wages have not risen since 2009. Throw in a Republican legislature, a Republican-majority Board of Governors, and a “behind closed door” raise for many of the system’s top administrators, and you have […]

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