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THE ANTI-REFORMERS, PART 3: HOW MUCH TAX $$$ IS ENOUGH FOR COLE PHELPS?

Cole Phelps isn’t just another anti-reformer promising higher taxes, like Michael Garrett and John Campbell. In his short career as a public official, Cole Phelps has already raised taxes himself, and he’s itching to do it again. As a Washington County Commissioner, Phelps raised property taxes by about 10%. Washington County Commission Meeting Minutes: May […]

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THE ANTI-REFORMERS, PART 2: LEARNING ABOUT MICHAEL GARRETT

Another anti-reformer who opposed bipartisan tax cuts and teacher raises: Michael Garrett. Garrett has run for office several times, as both a Republican and a Democrat. This time, he moved in with his parents. Garrett says he supports teachers and public education, but on social media he’s blasted the state budgets that raised teacher pay […]

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The Anti-Reformers, Part 1: Checking on John Campbell

It’s tough to argue you’d fight for taxpayers and teachers when you tried to take from taxpayers and teachers. That’s what John Campbell’s doing now. And it’s what he did back in the day, when the Robesonian busted him for it: And this was AFTER Campbell was charged multiple times for writing bad checks. Campbell […]

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UNC, STATE BAR LOBBY AGAINST PEOPLE ‘S RIGHT TO VOTE ON JUDGES

The Daily Haymaker reports UNC’s $437,000 a year general counsel, who is also State Bar president, is ginning up opposition to allowing people to elect their judges every two years. So who is Mark Merritt? And why is he lobbying against electing judges every two years? Well, our taxpayer-paid, university lawyer and Bar president would […]

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SOCIALISM, SANDERS AND STARVATION

The polls say Bernie Sanders is the most popular politician in America. Sanders. The socialist. Meanwhile, the average Venezuelan has lost 19 pounds as people slowly starve amid a collapsing socialist economy. Yes – a socialist economy. A Bernie Sanders style economy where free markets and individual initiative are smothered by government control and bureaucratic […]

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ARIZONA GOES BIG ON SCHOOL CHOICE. WHERE IS N. C.?

We have been begging the reform majority to quit nibbling around the edges and go big on school choice, because the dug in public school bureaucracy will never tolerate change. Instead, they will always preserve the system and themselves. Arizona is a model. They just enacted universal choice with educational savings accounts. From the Wall […]

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VOTE BUYING IN RALEIGH

And here we thought the conservative majority was about reform. But up pops a $714 million, bipartisan monstrosity  in the House to give every teacher and every education bureaucrat and every state employee making less than a hundred grand a $2400 raise. Nothing about pay for performance or merit or differential pay based on the […]

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WHY NOT BREAK THE MOLD ON SCHOOL CHOICE?

We seriously doubt much is said about it in school today, but great military leaders turned stalemate with bold action. Washington crossing the Delaware. Grant running the guns at Vicksburg. MacArthur at Inchon. Today, education is stalemated. Legislators want reform. Bureaucrats don’t and they can always outlast a politician. So why not go bold by […]

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