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Tuesday lunch links
Posted By Rob Schofield On September 24, 2013 @ 12:08 pm In Uncategorized | Comments Disabled
Five quick things worth knowing/remembering on the first Tuesday of fall 2013:
#1 – As noted below , seats still remain for Thursday NC Policy Watch Crucial Conversation: “Worse than NAFTA: Lori Wallach explains the Trans-Pacific Partnership.” Click here for more info and to register .
#2 – It’s hurricane/sea level rise season, but don’t think that’s leading the folks running the state of North Carolina to do anything intentional or proactive to address it. Indeed, as journalist Kirk Ross reports over at the N.C. Coastal Federation website , the state Coastal Resources Commission has been gutted and is now “essentially out of business.”
#3 – On the courts and law front, Senator Richard Burr is still doing his impression of The Invisible Man by blocking Senate consideration of federal District Court nominee Jennifer May-Parker  for the long-vacant seat in North Carolina’s Eastern District and then lacking the decency to even admit he’s doing it or explain why. Court watchers at the Center for American Progress are urging folks to call Burr and demand action .
#4 – And speaking of “The Invisible Man,” has there been a more delightful story in recent days than the overwhelming response to the book-banners in Randolph County for their knuckleheaded effort to ban the the Ralph Ellison classic? Barry Saunders of Raleigh’s N&O did a great job ridiculing the book banners yesterday  and now, today, we learn that the censorship effort has completely backfired .
#5 - And finally, for those looking to have America’s health care crisis explained in fast-moving 7 minute video, check out this pretty doggone accurate effort  by a fellow named John Green at the website Upworthy.
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URLs in this post:
 noted below: http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/2013/09/24/dont-miss-thursdays-crucial-conversation-luncheon/
 Click here for more info and to register: http://www.ncpolicywatch.com/2013/09/20/crucial-conversation-worse-than-nafta-lori-wallach-discusses-the-trans-pacific-partnership/
 as journalist Kirk Ross reports over at the N.C. Coastal Federation website: http://www.nccoast.org/Article.aspx?k=6afc2c47-11a7-4ba9-b476-0bd2dbe412c0
 blocking Senate consideration of federal District Court nominee Jennifer May-Parker: http://www.ncpolicywatch.com/2013/09/19/another-roadblock-for-the-eastern-district/
 urging folks to call Burr and demand action: http://bit.ly/1aWK0XL
 did a great job ridiculing the book banners yesterday: http://www.newsobserver.com/2013/09/22/3219237/saunders-ban-the-book-bring-on.html
 completely backfired: http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/2013/09/24/students-in-randolph-county-can-get-free-copies-of-banned-invisible-man/
 this pretty doggone accurate effort: http://www.upworthy.com/his-first-4-sentences-are-interesting-the-5th-blew-my-mind-and-made-me-a-little-sick-2
 Ellison’s Invisible Man banned from Randolph County Schools: http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/2013/09/19/ellisons-invisible-man-banned-from-randolph-county-schools/
 Burr blocking highly-qualified court nominee with no explanation: http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/2013/09/19/burr-blocking-high-qualified-court-nominee-with-no-explanation/
 Late Lunch Links (with alliteration, no less!): http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/2013/09/19/late-lunch-links-with-alliteration-no-less/
 Randolph County’s ban of Invisible Man may hurt students seeking AP college credits: http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/2013/09/23/randolph-countys-ban-of-invisible-man-may-hurt-students-seeking-ap-college-credits/
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