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Kevin Siers’ brilliant cartoon of January 27 threw the spotlight on what is shaping up to be the tragi-comical role of North Carolina’s senior senator, Richard Burr, as the new chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee.

The invasion, evidently, has begun.

From Jennifer Bergeron, Campus President at NASCAR Technical Institute in Mooresville:

“What’s your goal in life?” I asked a cheerful young man at an alumni event. “I want to retire by 35” was his snappy answer.

That extra lane on I-485 would have really helped on I-77.

“President Obama met the new king of Saudi Arabia. Obama also met Saudi Arabia’s first lady, the second lady, third lady, and fourth lady.”

In a stroke of whimsy or irony, two new studies about American education have been released in time to get the most media coverage during School Choice Week. The first, from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), looks at the international tests that rank students worldwide in reading, math, and science.

Amid the ritual expressions of regret and the pledges of “never again” on Tuesday’s 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, a bitter irony was noted: Anti-Semitism has returned to Europe. With a vengeance.

Charlotte – High-speed data highway, low-speed interstate.

You hear that sound? Is that Perry Como on the radio? Because I’m getting a pretty strong 1953 vibe here.

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