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Wednesday, April, 23 2014

About That ‘War on Women’ Nonsense

Writing for The Weekly Standard, Whitney Blake systematically takes apart the Left’s ‘War on Women’ nonsense¬†– ¬†not to mention, the incredibly hypocrisy of the Leftist elite. Ladies, please stop embracing victimhood, stop giving the Leftist narrative power over your life, choose the path that makes you happy, and live your life.    

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Despite The Evidence About Poverty, Leftists Remain Silent

Our friends on the Left continue to call for an every growing slate of government entitlements — including a mandated hike in the minimum wage — as a government remedy to poverty. As we know, government is the answer for the Left. But as we also know, evidence is strong that personal choices — particularly […]

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Governing Features N.C.’s Fight To Repeal Costly Renewables Mandate

Governing magazine reports here on the fight in several states — including North Carolina — to repeal costly renewable energy mandates that have cost consumers billions in added electricity costs. A joint study by the conservative think tanks the Beacon Hill Institute and the John Locke Foundation estimates that RPS will cost North Carolina electricity […]

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Expert: N.C. Consumers Would Have Saved $4.2 Billion Without Renewable Mandates

Your electric bill is higher than it would have been, thanks to the renewable energy mandate foisted on North Carolina utilities — and thus, we consumers — by Senate Bill 3. Carolina Journal’s Dan Way reports on the sky-high electric bills North Carolinians have been paying because of the mandates. North Carolina consumers would have […]

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“the Left’s position on economic growth has been thoroughly discredited”

John Hood writes here about the academic research on which state-level policies lead to economic growth — and which do not. The evidence is clear, and the evidence discredits Leftist ideas we hear touted regularly and with fervor. Two years ago, I began accumulating a database of every recent study I could find about state […]

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In Defense of (Most) Photojournalism

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Will TTA Use Eminent Domain?

Many in the Triangle fear the TTA will resort to Kelo-style eminent domain condemnations.

The Joke's on U

In the new movie, "Accepted," a group of friends make up their own college after being rejected by real ones. The real joke is, the hoax college isn't any more outrageous than many real ones.

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City and County Issue Guide 2014

Policymakers in the many local governments of North Carolina face a host of important challenges. This issue guide offers solutions to problems that confront North Carolinians at municipal and county levels. The common thread in these recommendations is freedom. By increasing individual freedom, local governments can foster the prosperity of all North Carolinians and keep open avenues to innovative solutions from enterprising citizens.

Carolina Cronyism: Introduction, Overview, and Reforms

Cronyism is an umbrella term covering a host of government activities by which an industry or even a single firm or speculator is given favors and support that they could not attain in market competition. This report explains what opens government to cronyism, gives a brief rundown of recent examples of cronyism in North Carolina, and offers several possible reforms.

By the Numbers: What Government Costs in North Carolina Cities and Counties FY 2010

County and municipal governments provide many key services while taking in billions of dollars in revenue, but finding comparative data is hard. That's why this report provides information of how much local government costs in every city and county in North Carolina.

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