Michael Brick explores a new rallying cry for conservatives - cursive writing:
Now the dying art of cursive handwriting has emerged as a vigorous rallying point among some on the right. On a scale from 1 to Repealing Obamacare, making sure schoolchildren continue to learn fancy handwriting may not take top priority, but there it was last week listed on the front page of the New York Times — alongside tax cuts, abortion restrictions, and the right to carry a gun into a bar or restaurant — as a signature achievement of the Republicans who dominate the statehouse in North Carolina. When I called state representative Chris Malone, a sponsor of the new law, he explained the appeal: "For kids today, having a little discipline, having to know something, and be drilled on something is probably good for them."
Earlier this year, NC Policy Watch found an even more fascinating connection, one linked to a for-profit company promoting cursive.