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Quality over Quantity: the key to public schools success

I just love it when liberals prove us right.  The Center for American Progress — A Soros-funded far-left think tank — recently released a study breaking down by jurisdiction each school system’s return on investment (ROI).  Their findings?  The schools with the lowest average spending-per-pupil are…

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Monkey Business Report: NC’s e-cig tax

We posted previously about the General Assembly’s vote to enact a tax on e-cigarettes.  E-cigs are a relatively new phenomenon.  They are devices that emit odorless vapor instead of that nasty smoke we’ve grown accustomed to.  I know a number of people who have turned…

Posted in campaign 2014 Education Media NC legislature NC State Government NCGOP Politics

Teacher pay, job satisfaction and the politics of public education

The Round Rev and his rabble regularly showed up at The Legislative Building in Raleigh over the last year demanding that education spending and teacher pay be elevated to at least match “the national average.” Lt. Gov. Dan Forest and other Republican leaders have hinted…

Posted in Economy Media NC legislature NC State Government Politics

Conservative revolutionaries? Try drunken sailors.

    Chris Fitzsimon, Bill Barber and the gang want us to believe that the GOP majority in Raleigh has cut state government to the bone.  Thom Tillis — the state House speaker currently running for US Senate — tells us he’s “North Carolina’s Conservative…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Media NCGOP Politics

Corruption, dishonesty are bi-partisan ailments

  I heard through the grapevine that John Hood thinks I don’t like him very much.  (For the record, all I know of him is what I read in his columns and what I hear him saying on NC Spin.) It’s not personal with Mr….

Posted in Campaign 2012 Congress Media Moore County NC legislature NC State Government NCGOP Politics

John Locke, AFP, and NCGOP: Devaluing conservatism in North Carolina

      There are an awful lot of people who make the mistake of equating being “Republican” with being “conservative.” Look at our alleged conservative majority in the North Carolina General Assembly. The Republican majority leaders in the state House push hard for taxpayer-funded…

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Tillis, Black Caucus, John Locke Foundation team up to bash Senate GOP for NOT SPENDING MORE MONEY

“There is a fifth dimension beyond that which is known to man. It is a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity. It is the middle ground between light and shadow, between science and superstition, and it lies between the pit of man’s fears…

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Have we lost The John Locke Foundation?

    The Raleigh-based John Locke Foundation has, for years, positioned itself as  Ground Zero for conservative and libertarian thought in North Carolina.  For years, we on The Right have been able to count on the folks at Locke to provide us with intellectual ammo…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Economy Media NC legislature Politics

Carolina Journal: Room for improvement in NC House budget proposal

    Analysts with Raleigh’s John Locke Foundation say there are plenty of good things in the state budget proposal currently moving through state legislative chambers, but caution that conservatives seeking spending cuts and liberals wanting to bash legislators for cutting too much will both…

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John Locke’s Hood misrepresents Amendment One

      First it was Renee Ellmers.  Now, it’s John Locke Foundation president John Hood.  We’ve had a mini-outbreak of alleged conservative leaders throwing in with the left to help throw North Carolina’s conservative grassroots under the bus. The N&O recounted a recent column…