• John Locke Update

    Value-Added Assessments

    posted October 19, 2006
    Breaking the arguments against the current state of higher education down to their basics, it’s all about value-added.  Is what we’re putting in worth what is coming out?  The Pope…
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    Moving Towards Individual Insurance

    posted October 19, 2006
    To help move health insurance away from an every-day fund for medical expenses, Joe Coletti recommends that North Carolina establish a high-risk pool for health insurance and  finance any high-risk…
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    The Conspiracy Virus

    posted October 19, 2006
    It’s highly contagious.  It has psychological effects far greater than anything produced in the 60s.  And, it includes a Yankee pitcher.  Jon Sanders has it all – the breakdown, the…
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    Educational Influence

    posted October 19, 2006
    The by-invitation-only guest list for President George Bush’s visit to North Carolina included Terry Stoops and Lindalyn Kakadelis. Read their respective thoughts on the president’s visit, here and…
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    Political Possibilities

    posted October 12, 2006
    As seems to happen nearly every election year, the minority party is quipping about their chances of taking control. In the U.S. House of Representatives, Democratic hopes of majority rule…
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    The Right Type of Event

    posted October 12, 2006
    It’s really all about timing. A felicitous invitation to the former Governor from Connecticut, John Rowland, to talk about his downfall. In his visit to Raleigh, Rowland told his cautionary…
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    Governmental Takings

    posted October 12, 2006
    An editorial in Moore County’s The Pilot criticized annexation opponents for going against the communal benefits of adding Pinewild to Pinehurst. The argument here is a simple one.  “Our…
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    Fall is About the Changing Leefs

    posted October 12, 2006
    George Leef continues to market his conclusion from his latest paper, “The Overselling of Higher Education.”  In his paper, as well as in many other media, George makes the…
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    Pep Talks

    posted October 12, 2006
    Richard Wagner loves to instill the values of good writing in young children.  What better way is there to do that than by introducing them to a well-written book on…
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    Redefining Liberal

    posted October 12, 2006
    Because modern liberals have hijacked the word, it’s necessary to separate liberal, as we know it today, from classical liberalism. Classical liberalism holds that liberty is of first order importance…

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