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Bully Pulpit

The term "bully pulpit" stems from President Theodore Roosevelt's reference to the White House as a "bully pulpit," meaning a terrific platform from which to persuasively advocate an agenda. Roosevelt often used the word "bully" as an adjective meaning superb/wonderful. The Bully Pulpit features news, reasoned discourse, opinion and some humor.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

North Carolina, The Laughingstock

By John Hood
Carolina Journal Online

RALEIGH – North Carolina continues to be a laughingstock in national education-reform circles – a fact that would come as a surprise to the many North Carolina politicians, journalists, and activists who live in blissful ignorance of reality.

As I have frequently noted, the state’s Blarney Tradition is one of the most debilitating impediments to our progress. Essentially, the state's political class believes its own B.S.


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