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Chris Fitzsimon and Rob Schofield take on the free-market fundamentalists in two separate commentaries.

In is “The Follies” column, Fitzsimon examines higher education from the selling-out of our university systems to cronyism and privatization schemes.

Rob Schofield writes a Radical Right Reality Check about the take over of the Wake County School Board and the new members’ blatant disregard for open meeting laws in his commentary entitled “An embarrassment to themselves.”

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Chris Fitzsimon attended the Wake County School Board meeting and shares his perspectives on the strong-arm tactics used by the newly sworn-in members in his column entitled “The dismantling begins.”

In his commentary “The press conference before the cart,” Fitzsimon chastises Gov. Bev Perdue for promising what she can’t deliver, namely the completion of Charlotte’s I-485 outer loop and accuses her of chasing poll numbers.

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At the Joint Finance Committee meeting yesterday, Chris Fitzsimon found the discussion taking  “Questionable directions on tax reform.” You will want to read his comments about the sales tax debate.

In his Weekly Briefing “From Copenhagen to Raleigh,” Rob Schofield highlights the world and local events taking place next week to address global warming. Schofield reminds us that the solutions to global warming will be found in smart, public policies.  His Weekly Briefing includes an invitation to NC Policy Watch’s Crucial Conversation Luncheon on December 9th with special guest speaker, Todd Wooten, director of the Southeast Climate Resources Center at the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions at Duke University and a former legislative counsel to U.S. Senator Blanche Lincoln of Arkansas. Joining him on the panel will be Veronica Butcher of the North Carolina Conservation Network and Dr. Steve Jackson of the N.C. Budget and Tax Center.  You can register for this event by clicking here.