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An “Assistant Dean for Inclusive Excellence”???? (Holy crap.)

Let’s see.  The GOP still controls state government.  They still dominate the UNC governing boards.  Their appointee, Margaret Spellings, is STILL president.  So, what is the deal with creating positions like THIS? Oh, I looooooove how the salary range is “dependent upon qualifications.”  So, we…

Posted in campaign 2016 Media Politics

#OMG: SIX MILLION more students with B.A.s than available jobs

Yessirree.  That’s what’s being reported out there:  There are 6,455,300 more students with bachelor’s degrees today than jobs available for them, including jobs that would be created in the next seven years, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and the National…

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#ncga: A little Susi and Trish time on Twitter

We’re on Twitter here.  You can waste a lot of time there if you’re not careful.  There are all kinds of people — from all political stripes and varying levels of intellectual development — making pronouncements there. We try our best to avoid getting into…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Congress Economy Media Politics

One More Time: Government DOES NOT CREATE JOBS

          Economist Paul Gregory has an excellent piece on Forbes.com  slapping down the notion put forth by BarryO and his allies that MORE government spending is needed to turn the economy around: Bill Keller, the former editor of the New YorkTimes, has…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Economy Media Mitt Romney Politics Republicans

Rethinking Romney ….

I know I gave major props to Mitt Romney in an earlier post about “job creation” and the silly season.  An editorial in today’s Wall Street Journal has me rethinking that praise: Mitt Romney rolled out a major chunk of his economic agenda yesterday, and…