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David N. Bass
by | Jul 27, 2015

Like it or not, economic inequality will be a habitual theme during the 2016 presidential campaign. Democrats are continuing to harp on the topic, with Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton making its (hypothetical) elimination the cornerstone of her economic platform. Since…

by | May 21, 2015

Raleigh, N.C. Bereft of arguments to discredit charter schools on their merits, education bureaucrats are resorting to one of their favorite go-to arguments in a jam—accuse the opposition of racism and re-segregation. Although this renewed offensive is unfolding on a…

by | May 21, 2015

Thankfully, at least some political donors exist who are willing to hold Republicans’ feet to the fire on cutting spending, reducing taxes, and eschewing unfair corporate incentives. In North Carolina, The News & Observer of Raleigh reports that donor and…

by | Mar 31, 2015

RALEIGH, N.C. — As lawmakers debate various proposals to ostensibly solve the $1 trillion student-loan crises in America—lower student-loan interest rates or forgive loans altogether being two—clear-thinking individuals should catch a vision for alternatives. In two decades, imagine a post-secondary…

by | Feb 17, 2015

RALEIGH, N.C. — Are private schools the sole domain of blue bloods, or should they — can they — be available to all Americans? That’s a major challenge faced by the school-choice community nationwide, not only from a practical standpoint,…

by | Jan 20, 2014

It’s an argument that shouldn’t be controversial, but is: Marriage breakdown is a major cause of modern poverty. So writes former George W. Bush press secretary Ari Fleischer in a Wall Street Journal column that has sent anti-traditional family liberals…

by | Jan 14, 2014

RALEIGH, N.C. — A sure sign of our adolescent approach to politics in the United States is that wrestlers, stand-up comedians, and reality TV stars can run for office — and win. The latest chapter in the ongoing saga of…

by | Oct 29, 2012

It’s embarrassing enough that Democrats held their 2012 convention in North Carolina, a state that Mitt Romney will probably carry. Adding to the “uh oh” factor: the Charlotte host committee raising money for the Democrats’ convention has come up $12.5…

by | Oct 26, 2012

More evidence of President Obama’s faltering re-election effort: his campaign has released a new ad comparing voting for the president to virgin sex. Has it really come to this? So, we know it’s a last-ditch effort on the president’s part…

by | Oct 24, 2012

It’s easy to be perturbed by Indiana Senate candidate Richard Mourdock’s comments on rape, abortion, and God’s will. But a little context here is important. One, it’s important to understand what Murdock actually meant. He wasn’t saying that the criminal, immoral…

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