Archive for February, 2012

Whose House Is It Anyway?

| February 23, 2012 | 0 Comments

We’ve yet to hear a plausible explanation as to why a group of citizens was asked to leave the second floor of the North Carolina General Assembly. The group had assembled to protest the “midnight session” the North Carolina House previously convened to override a gubernatorial veto. About fifty of them made their way to […]

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Poor ports, no jobs

| February 18, 2012 | 0 Comments

North Carolina didn’t even get to the stage of offering incentives to Caterpillar, the company looking to locate a new plant and 1400 jobs. Caterpillar wanted to build here because they like our state and have plants near the site,  but we lost out to Georgia. The reason Georgia was chosen should be a wakeup […]

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Lame Duck or Wiley Coyote?

| February 17, 2012 | 0 Comments

Bev was back. Friday night Governor Bev Perdue displayed a genuine smile, looked relaxed and acted like the Bev of old. It was Bev Perdue unfettered and free. Some have called the Governor a lame duck but don’t count her out just yet. Without the need to raise cash, pander to lobbyists and special interests […]

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Healthcare Forum March 20th

| February 17, 2012 | 0 Comments

What The Health: Can we survive our Healthcare System? Join NC SPIN and a panel of NC’s leading Healthcare Professionals, Healthcare Innovators, Policy Makers and Business Leaders to discuss our current Healthcare System and focus areas for improvement. The Healthcare Forum will be held March 20th, 8:30 AM to 2:40 PM, at GSK Research and […]

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A 7th Grade Reunion after 50 Years

| February 16, 2012 | 1 Comment

Most of us can name one or more teachers who made a significant, maybe life changing contribution to who we have become. For me, it was my seventh grade teacher, Joyce Zeh. Turns out most others in that class felt the same, so we decided to reconnect with her and each other. When I told […]

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50% Legislative Turnover Projected

| February 16, 2012 | 0 Comments

I’ve been following North Carolina politics since the early 1960’s and I’ve never seen anything like what we can expect come November. There are always shakeouts, dropouts and knockouts following redistricting, but this year could see a turnover in our legislature approaching 50 percent. In normal cycles you can expect changes, even as high as […]

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What the Health: Can We Survive Our Healthcare System?

| February 15, 2012 | 0 Comments

Our healthcare system is unsustainable and threatens to bankrupt us.  What’s causing this crisis?  What do we value most, fear most and on what can we agree?  Who is responsible?  On Tuesday, March 20th, NC SPIN is presenting a daylong forum called, “What the Health:  Can We Survive Our Healthcare System?”  Dr. Victor Dzau, CEO […]

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Which Dem can win?

| February 13, 2012 | 0 Comments

Which announced Democratic candidate for Governor stands the best shot of beating Pat McCrory? We want to hear your thoughts.

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SPIN This Week

| February 11, 2012 | 1 Comment

This week on NC SPIN our panel will discuss Video Sweepstakes winning in court, Ferry Tolls implemented but not charged, and the Marriage Amendment starting to heating up. Joining Tom Campbell this week are Chris Fitzsimon, Director of NC Policy Watch, John Hood, President of the John Locke Foundation, Rufus Edmisten, Former Secretary of State […]

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A Tablet for Every Student

| February 10, 2012 | 1 Comment

February 2, 2012 The need for education reform grows more obvious daily. We claim to have learned that if we keep doing what we’re doing, we are going to keep getting what we are getting, but our talk about providing a world-class education to all students is unsubstantiated boasting. We once led the world in […]

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