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North Carolina Senate Race: Informational Primer

North Carolina Senate Race: Informational Primer

Incumbent: Kay Hagan (D) Context: Kay Hagan was first elected in 2008 when anti-Republican sentiment swayed North Carolina to vote for Barack Obama. Since being elected, she has voted for Obamacare, which has led to 473,000 North Carolinians having their plans canceled. North Carolina has also experienced higher rate hikes than any other state. She is more … Continue reading

Minimum Wage, a Pain for the Poor

Minimum Wage, a Pain for the Poor

Follow @Ryan_Kantor Thursday, December 5th, fast food workers at the Smithsonian in Washington D.C. walked off the job to protest for a higher minimum wage. They are pushing politicians to more than double the federal minimum wage from $7.25 to $15.00. Democratic lawmakers are in turn pushing President Obama to sign an executive order to … Continue reading

Godless ‘Church’ in America? – Discussion Starter

Godless ‘Church’ in America? – Discussion Starter

This morning while doing my breakfast news scan I saw an article about a new Sunday morning congregation coming to New York City. They call themselves a “church” for atheists, although “place of assembly” may be a more appropriate and respectful term. I say that because for Christians, the Church is metaphorically the “body of Christ,” … Continue reading

Book Review: Coolidge by Amity Shlaes

Book Review: Coolidge by Amity Shlaes

It was a long read, but well worth it. Coolidge by Amity Shlaes chronicles the life of the 30th President of the United States. He served in the time between World War I and the Great Depression (1923-1929) and thus is often forgotten in the annals of history. Nevertheless, he accomplished a great deal during the … Continue reading

North Carolina Considering Axing State Income Tax

Imagine the ugly line on your paycheck that says “NC Income Tax” not showing up next month. Well it could happen. “The proposal would eliminate personal and corporate income taxes in exchange for higher state sales taxes levied against groceries, medical expenses and other currently tax-free services.” With a Republican majority in the North Carolina … Continue reading

Maybe You Shouldn’t Vote After All

I ran into an article on Yahoo.com with some interesting statistics on the group of Americans that will decide the fate of our nation–“undecided likely voters.” While 69 percent of likely voters report they’re paying a great deal of attention to the race, the figure drops to 59 percent for persuadable likely voters. Among the … Continue reading