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    Oct
    08

    Racial Justice Act Cases Head to North Carolina Supreme Court

    Posted in Crime, Legislative Activity, Life & Family Issues, Miscellaneous, Public Safety By Angela Hight | Tagged , ,

    Imagine turning your car radio on and hearing that your loved ones’ convicted murderer will now have his case heard by the North Carolina Supreme Court. Friday afternoon some victims’ families learned they would be going to yet another court for their love one’s murderer.  Three cases were heard in late 2012 under an appeal […]

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    Sep
    30

    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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    Sep
    24

    ObamaCare Update: Oops.

    Posted in Miscellaneous By Jim Tynen | Tagged

    ObamaCare was sold as providing us with lower health care premiums, but you will still have your choice of doctors. Keep your doctor? Not so much. As for those lower premiums, well … no. At least the children will be insured? Er, except for half a million or so. The kindest thing you can say […]

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    Sep
    19

    Give States Their Power Back

    Posted in Miscellaneous By Lee Brett | Tagged , , , , , , , , , ,

    September 17 was Constitution Day, a celebration of our nation’s most important political document. For 226 years, our Constitution has weathered wars, disasters, civil strife, and economic downturns. However, a quick glance at the state of the Constitution today gives rise to serious concerns: the Department of Justice spies on journalists, the National Security Agency […]

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    Sep
    17

    My Overreach in a Blog Post

    Posted in Miscellaneous By Francis De Luca

    In trying to be vigilant against cronyism or even the appearance of cronyism— whether from the left or the right, liberals or conservatives, Democrats or Republicans — I made a mistake. I was incorrect in a previous blog post regarding the N.C. Institute of Minority Economic Development (NCIMED) when I wrote: “Still, it may be […]