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    Education Reform Goes Big in the Tar Heel State

    North Carolina is on a roll. Last week, Governor Pat McCrory (R) signed a budget passed by the state legislature chock-full of education reforms, including a new school choice option for children from low- and middle-income families. The new budget includes: Scholarships for children from low- and middle-income families. The … More

    Common Core: North Carolina to Review

    Last week, North Carolina Lieutenant Governor Dan Forest released a video explaining his opposition to his state’s rush to adopt Common Core national standards and tests and lending his support to the State Board of Education’s decision to review the standards over the next few months. As a sitting member … More

    Eagle Scout Faces Felony for Honest Mistake

    Just in case you weren’t convinced that overcriminalization is giving good kids criminal records, an Eagle Scout (the highest rank in the Boy Scout organization) is being charged with a felony for an honest mistake. David “Cole” Withrow, a North Carolina high school senior, is an Eagle Scout, an honor … More

    North Carolina: Prospering from Trade

    North Carolina’s congressional delegation has been among the most protectionist in the country. This is odd, considering that record levels of trade are creating well-paid jobs for many citizens of the state. North Carolina merchandise exports rose to nearly $29 billion in 2012, up 6 percent over the prior year … More

    Obamacare and the Medicaid Expansion: How Does Your State Fare?

    The Medicaid expansion is touted by proponents of Obamacare as a “no-brainer.” While it is true that some states may see projected savings, it is erroneous to claim that this experience applies to every state. Proponents predict that by expanding Medicaid states will be able to reduce payments to health … More

    NEW VIDEO: The Voting Dead

    Can dead voters sway an election? While there are genuine instances of people casting absentee ballots before passing away and dead voters simply being misidentified, there are also cases of voter impersonation and other types of fraud. According to WMCTV in Tennessee, the Shelby County Election Commission has confirmed the … More

    Morning Bell: Bracing for Hurricane Sandy

    Hurricane Sandy is battering the East Coast this morning, expected to wreak havoc for millions of people from the Mid-Atlantic to northern New England. Our thoughts and prayers are with those who are affected by the storm. Please take care and be safe. Because of Sandy’s timing this late in October, … More

    Back to School: Education Reform in North Carolina

    North Carolina families will see some changes as they go back to school this fall thanks to education reforms put into place earlier this year. Notably, legislators approved a measure to end social promotion. Rather than automatically passing students on to the next grade, all third-grade students will be required … More

    Definition of Marriage Headed to the Supreme Court

    Announcements today and last week from the First and Ninth Circuit Courts have set the stage for the Supreme Court to weigh in concerning the central institution that has ordered society since before the advent of modern states. Massachusetts v. HHS and Perry v. Brown represent two sides of the … More

    Another Vote for Marriage

    Yesterday, North Carolina voters approved an amendment to the state constitution that protects marriage as the union of one man and one woman. Unofficial results show more than 60 percent support for the amendment, a result described by the National Organization for Marriage as “an overwhelming endorsement” of the traditional … More