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    #GreenFail: Calif. Energy Plan Flops

    Posted in Environment & Energy, Miscellaneous By Jim Tynen

    With debate on energy issues ongoing in North Carolina, it's interesting how things are going in a state that embraced radical action on "clean energy jobs"  a few years back: "Three years after California voters passed a ballot measure to raise taxes on corporations and generate clean energy jobs by funding energy-efficiency projects in schools, […]

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    Shelve Hillary Clinton's debt-free tuition plan

    Posted in Miscellaneous By Bob Luebke | Tagged , ,

    Hillary Clinton’s $350 billion dollar proposal to make college debt-free for students is intended to get the candidate attention. It's also intended to help her keep increasingly restless college and millennial voters in the Democratic camp next fall. Some credit the proposal for being bold — $350 billion is certainly bold.   In my view […]

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    Poll: Parents want right to opt-out

    Posted in Education, Miscellaneous By Bob Luebke | Tagged , , ,

    If you're concerned about education, the June Civitas Poll has some interesting and encouraging results. Among other things, the poll asks questions on school choice and data collection efforts to help create a "child profile". We'll feature results on individual questions on this blog in the coming days. Today lets talk about parental attitudes toward […]

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    The Real History of Confederate Flag in SC

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

    NC Capitol Connection's Matt Caulder has an insightful take on the Confederate flag controversy in South Carolina. The key is looking at what the flag really meant to Democratic segregationists in the 1960s, and what it really means for Southerners today.

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    Event asks: Is there a link between school choice and economic development?

    Posted in Education, Miscellaneous By Bob Luebke | Tagged , ,

    On first glance Wake Forest looks like many other cities in North Carolina  —- until you realize residents there have more school choice options than just about any other place in the state. How do these options impact the local community and economic development? That's the question the Civitas Institute sought to answer when it […]

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