They screwed with the wrong guy

IN the wake of the legislature's misguided shut-down of the Poverty Center at UNC, Gene Nichol has pushed back hard. Not only is his work alive and well, it is now more well-funded, more visible, and more protected from political interference than it has ever been. Plus, Gene isn't taking any crap from Art Pope's minions at the John Locke Foundation:

In response to the Pope Center’s critique, Nichol wrote: “It is not yet illegal for a faculty member to do research on poverty in North Carolina. Beyond that, I won’t comment on claims from yet one more ridiculous ass at the (John) Locke outfit. If I answered them all, it’d be a full time job. Maybe that’s the point. It’s remarkable how much energy, time and money this crowd will spend trying to shut up one person. I’m honored I guess.”

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It's personal, but it's also

about controlling the flow of information going to the public. The demagogues at JLF/Civitas know their policy "ideas" will adversely affect those on the lower rungs of the economic ladder, and if that aspect gains too much exposure, the public will demand those policies be changed. And the Puppets will be once again chirping from the fringe where they belong.

One more

ridiculous ass at the Locked-in-the-John foundation. It seems they have an endless supply.

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