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    The Dell Deal

    posted November 11, 2004
    The General Assembly’s $240 million corporate welfare package to Dell Computers continues to generate commentary, from conservatives and liberals alike. On Wednesday, WTKF talk show host Lockwood Phillips tapped Don…
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    Still Talking About the Election

    posted November 11, 2004
    It’s been more than a week since the election, but JLF staffers continue to be called on to discuss results. John Hood told Mark Johnson of the Charlotte Observer that…
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    Dynamite Double Header

    posted November 11, 2004
    On Tuesday, more than 400 people jammed the Brownstone Hotel in Raleigh to hear from nationally known political consultant Dick Morris, while in Charlotte, 65 key Charlotte-area business executives gathered…
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    Do We Really Have a Teacher Shortage Crisis?

    posted November 11, 2004
    Not really, writes Karen Palasek in the new Spotlight report, “Truth on Teacher Shortage.” In fact, the “exponential growth” in public school enrollment discussed by Gov. Mike Easley isn’t backed…
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    Charter Schools and More

    posted November 11, 2004
    This week NC Education Alliance Director Lindalyn Kakadelis stopped in Holly Springs for remarks to the local Rotary Club about school choice and the opportunity of charter schools. She also…
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    Dodging the History of the Draft

    posted November 11, 2004
    Among the many heated campaign issues this year was the recurring charge that President Bush has a secret plan to resurrect the military draft. Bush repeatedly denied it, but Roy…
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    Aloha, Cash Cow

    posted November 11, 2004
    The investigative work of Paul Chesser and Don Carrington has made its way to Hawaii. A story published on Hawaii Reporter.com explains the details of the Ernst & Young…
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    And the Winner Is…

    posted November 8, 2004
    JLF staffers fanned out Tuesday night to comment on election returns. John Hood joined the “NC Spin Radio” team for coverage on 40 affiliates around the state, while Donna Martinez…
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    Interpreting the Results

    posted November 8, 2004
    In subsequent days, Hood was tapped for interviews by multiple radio stations including WSJS-AM in Winston-Salem, WZTK-FM in the Triad, WZNN-AM in Asheville, and WCHL-AM in Chapel Hill. Reporters with…

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