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    Managing Differences

    posted December 27, 2006
    From the Supreme Court Case that gave the nod to racial preferences in higher education, comes George Leef‘s assessment of the ruling in The Freeman. “When it comes to…
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    Looking Back and Forth

    posted December 27, 2006
    The mastermind behind Charlotte’s expensive expansion is retiring.  City Manager Pam Syfert is putting the cap on her office pen, closing a chapter in Charlotte’s history which includes the construction…
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    Growing Pains

    posted December 27, 2006
    The phrase lends itself to thoughts on adolescents. And it’s true, in more ways than one. Terry Stoops is particularly adept at understanding the phrase, considering his sensitive to all…
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    Taxing and Regulations

    posted December 27, 2006
    Taxes and regulations are a way for the government to discourage or prevent individuals from doing or attaining certain things. The use of either can create a detrimental shock wave…
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    School Plans

    posted December 27, 2006
    As 2006 comes to a close, education leaders are assessing the performance of schools across the state.  This has proven difficult, as the state’s accountability model, the ABC’s of student…
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    A Moral Tale

    posted November 30, 2006
    Paul Chesser‘s recent article in the American Spectator extols the virtues of faith as a moral tether, as told by former Connecticut Governor, John Rowland. Rowland, who spoke at a…
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    Mother(land) Knows Best

    posted November 30, 2006
    Nanny-state mentality is far from gone in North Carolina politics. In his most recent Spotlight, Daren Bakst makes note of a plan proposed by the North Carolina Public Utilities…
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    Talking History

    posted November 30, 2006
    On State Government Radio, Dr. Troy Kickler discussed the causes and effects of the 1898 Wilmington Race Riot. The interview with Donna Martinez comes after the release of a…
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    Learning and Teaching

    posted November 30, 2006
    When it comes to education, any question can be answered by replying with “more money.” Fat kids in school? No problem. Put more money towards healthier meals. Overcrowding? No problem. …
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    Roundabout Those Inconsistencies

    posted November 30, 2006
    Although the first modern roundabout appeared in New York City, circa 1904, most of us think of the British when the name inspires an idea. The traffic-calming initiative–or is it…

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