Carolina Journal Print Edition

Volume 21, Number 11 – November 2012

• Mental hospital voter sign-up questioned
• AG Holder’s brother apparently employs illegals

• N.C. dietetics board to ramp up enforcement, Page 2
• Coastal homeowners face 30 percent increase under plan, Page 3
• Critics: Consultants can skew health spending, Page 4
• State Briefs, Page 4
• Study: N.C. tax burden second-highest among Southern states, Page 5

• Reason for rise in Hispanic grad rates eludes officials, Page 7
• Kristen Blair commentary: Where the boys are, Page 7
• ‘Systems thinking’ advocates brew controversy in W-S schools, Page 8
• Teacher performance pay moves closer, lawmaker says, Page 9

• Scholars see higher ed changes advancing liberty, Page 17
• Jay Schalin commentary: UNC strategic plan stuck in past, Page 17
• Duke’s China branch campus brings out critics, Page 18
• Campus Briefs, Page 18
ª Issues in Higher Education: William Friday guided the UNC system through major transitions, Page 19

• Cary tax-pushing video stirs controversy, Page 10
• Town and County, Page 10
• Greensboro panhandling limits face First Amendment challenge, Page 11
• Michael Lowrey commentary: Convention numbers don’t add up, Page 11
• Court: State agencies must consider medical status in firings, Page 12
• Raleigh officials may allow a few more food trucks, Page 13

• Movie review: ‘Won’t Back Down’ glosses over some big problems, Page 20
• From the Liberty Library, Page 20
• Troy Kickler commentary: 1960s novel easily could describe political debates of today, Page 21
• Book review: Ferguson investigates why the West dominated the last 400 years, Page 22
• Book review: Gallagher’s 50 Things uses sharp wit to explain what divides us, Page 23

• Editorial: A 112-year-old voting glitch, Page 24
• Becki Gray commentary: Bold leadership in Raleigh, Page 24
• Editorial: Competition is good, Page 25
• Editorial: Truthful accounting, Page 25
• John Hood commentary: A bold bid for freedom, Page 25
• Michael Walden commentary: Fed earns ‘incomplete’ grade, Page 26
• Letter to the Editor: Dollar: N.C. Medicaid improves savings, access, Page 26
• Andy Taylor commentary: Yes, conservatives get things wrong, too, Page 27
• Marc Rotterman commentary: Presidential debates need changing, Page 27

• N.C. dietetics board goes after Michelle Obama (a CJ parody), Page 28