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GINGRICH: Youngkin’s parents vs. McAuliffe’s union bosses

GINGRICH: Youngkin’s parents vs. McAuliffe’s union bosses

The Virginia governor’s race may be developing into an argument with a clear choice that has real implications for campaigns across the country in 2022. Tuesday night’s debate clarified the dramatic gap between Republican Glenn Youngkin and Democrat Terry McAuliffe. It is clear: Youngkin stands with parents who care about their children’s education, and McAuliffe stands with the union bosses who want total control of our lives. During the debate, McAuliffe made what may be an election-collapsing mistake. He spoke honestly about the degree to which he would exclude parents from their children’s educations. Consider this exchange: Republican Youngkin: “I…
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HUDSON: Democrats’ ludicrous claim that most expensive bill in history will cost $0

HUDSON: Democrats’ ludicrous claim that most expensive bill in history will cost $0

Freedom is under attack. Liberal politicians in Washington think they know what’s best for you when it comes to your health care, what your children are learning in school, what kind of car you should drive, and how you spend the money in your bank account. Their reckless spending has already led to skyrocketing inflation. Unfortunately, Washington Democrats are doing everything they can to advance trillions more in government spending and new taxes that will transform our society and only make inflation worse. Last week, Democrats worked to advance their $3,5000,000,000,000 infrastructure bill. Only 10% of this bill goes to…
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GINGRICH: Biden’s border disaster

GINGRICH: Biden’s border disaster

As President Joe Biden vacationed at Rehoboth Beach, the disaster at the U.S. southern border continued to metastasize. Anyone who has seen pictures of thousands of people crossing the Rio Grande en masse knows the administration has achieved complete failure. Anyone who has seen the overhead drone footage of more than 12,000 people gathered under one bridge in South Texas knows that massive, historic incompetence is being allowed to flourish. At the same time, it’s clear that — despite all the Big Government Socialists in Biden’s party who complain about America — we remain the one country people desperately try…
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HUDSON: Reagan’s warnings on inflation still ring true

HUDSON: Reagan’s warnings on inflation still ring true

“A President’s greatest responsibility is to protect all our people from enemies, foreign and domestic. Here at home the worst enemy we face is economic — the creeping erosion of the American way of life and the American dream that has resulted in today’s tragedy of economic stagnation and unemployment.” President Ronald Reagan said these words in 1982. However, they ring as true today as ever before. As the crisis on our southern border worsens and inflation reaches new highs, last week Washington liberals ignored these problems and continued their reckless spending spree. The House passed legislation which would once…
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BUDD: Delivering a Critical Win for NC Chicken Farmers

BUDD: Delivering a Critical Win for NC Chicken Farmers

Even though hyper-partisan legislation has dominated Congress this year, I’ve remained focused on identifying ways to support the largest industry in North Carolina: agriculture. As you may know,  I grew up on my family’s cattle and chicken farm in Davie County, and I still live there with my wife and children. At the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, many farmers saw a significant decline in their business. As a result, Congress swiftly established the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP). This important relief program within the CARES Act helped farmers across America who suffered a 5% or greater price decline as…
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GAINEY: Welcome Back

GAINEY: Welcome Back

Dear Randolph County School System Students, Staff Members, and Parents: I want to "welcome everyone back" to the Randolph County School System for the 2021-2022 school year. Please know that I am very excited about the return of our students to school campuses. While our school system has been confronted with many challenges during the past 17 months, I am confident in the fact that many exciting developments for our students, staff members, parents, and members of the surrounding community will occur during the 2021-2022 school year. Nonetheless, our attention will be focused on a return to the basics of…
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HILL: ‘Inflation is our friend!’

HILL: ‘Inflation is our friend!’

Dan Aykroyd of “Saturday Night Live” had a memorable spoof of President Jimmy Carter’s anti-inflation speech in 1978, where he was ‘quoted’ as saying: “Inflation is our friend. In the year 2000, if current trends continue, the average blue-collar annual wage in this country will be $568,000. Think what this inflated world of the future will mean — most Americans will be millionaires. Everyone will feel like a bigshot. “Wouldn’t you like to own a $4,000 suit, and smoke a $75 cigar, drive a $600,000 car? I know I would!” That may have sounded funny in 1978 when inflation seemed…
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BUDD: We must get North Carolina back to work

BUDD: We must get North Carolina back to work

Last month, the National Federation of Independent Businesses reported that 46% of small businesses currently have unfilled job openings. Our country is still down 7.1 million jobs from our pre-lockdown boom, and 9.5 million jobs remain unfilled nationwide. While well-intentioned, the federal government’s enhanced unemployment benefit of $300 extra dollars each week has incentivized workers to stay at home and not get back into the workforce. Essentially, these additional payments constitute a “stay-at-home bonus.” Based on these facts, Republican governors across the U.S. have stopped accepting the extra bonus funding from the federal government. However, North Carolina’s Democratic Gov. Roy…
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