Carolina Journal Print Edition

Volume 21, Number 12 – December 2012

• Group home staff helped patients vote
• GOP sweeps Executive Mansion, legislature

• McCrory mum on Obamacare state exchanges, Page 2
• N.C. voters embrace status quo in Council of State races, Page 3
• Medicaid issues face McCrory administration, Page 4
• State Briefs, Page 4
• Hoyle assures lawmakers TIMS will improve tax collections, Page 5

• Education policy could face major change under McCrory, Page 7
• Terry Stoops commentary: Education cuts: Fact trumps fiction, Page 7
• Education Savings Accounts may enter N.C. school choice lexicon, Page 8
• N.C. charter enrollment growth follows national trend, Page 9

• Fayetteville State to teach teachers of entrepreneurs, Page 17
• Jay Schalin commentary: Signs of hope but not much change, Page 17
• University classroom space vastly underutilized, Page 18
• Campus Briefs, Page 18
• Issues in Higher Education: A solid defense for free speech should be required on campus, Page 19

• GOP makes historic gains on county level, Page 10
• Town and County, Page 10
• Streamside communities clash over Jordan Lake pollution rules, Page 11
• Chad Adams commentary: A new day for N.C. lobbyists, Page 11
• Appeals Court rejects damage award in campaign ad dispute, Page 12
• Voters embrace bond referendums, taxes not so much, Page 13

• Book review: No Easy Day different perspective from WH ball-spiking, Page 20
• From the Liberty Library, Page 20
• Troy Kickler commentary: Frederick Douglass rightfully re-emerging as an American icon, Page 21
• Book review: Who’s The Fairest provides look at what’s coming for U.S. economy, Page 22
• Book review: Allison shows that damage to financial system worse than we know, Page 22
• Book review: Schwarzenegger’s look back conveniently omits important facts, Page 23

• Editorial: Losing elections and dignity, Page 24
• Rick Henderson commentary: Ideas matter, and so do candidates, Page 24
• Editorial: History’s lesson, Page 25
• Editorial: The need for reform, Page 25
• John Hood commentary: North Carolina votes for change, Page 25
• Michael Walden commentary: ‘Tax expenditures’ and the budget, Page 26
• Editorial Briefs, Page 26
• Andy Taylor commentary: Change and principles, Page 27
• Becki Gray commentary: Attacks on religion un-American, Page 27

• Perdue legacy tied to new Fiscal Cliff State Park (a CJ parody), Page 28