Archive for April, 2012

SPIN This Week – April 29th

| April 26, 2012 | 0 Comments

This week on NC SPIN we will provide an Elections update: The Legislature, The first Racial Justice Act decision, Superintendents: “Cancer in our budgets,” and The last word: UNC health changes. Joining moderator Tom Campbell this week are panelists Brad Crone, Political Consultant, Connie Wilson, Former Legislator, Chris Fitzsimon, Director of NC Policy Watch, and […]

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Wanting the best for our students

| April 26, 2012 | 0 Comments

“Discipline your children, or someone who doesn’t love them will,” a friend with older children once advised us. I thought of that admonition when Senate President Pro Tem Phil Berger revealed the Senate’s “Excellent Public Schools Act.” Berger and the Senate leadership essentially told educators “reform public education to produce better results or else the […]

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The Death of Facts

| April 22, 2012 | 0 Comments

Once in awhile we read a column we feel worthy of sharing with you. The following was printed in the Chicago Tribune by Rex Huppke. Enjoy The Death of Facts By Rex W. Huppke, Chicago Tribune reporter April 19, 2012 A quick review of the long and illustrious career of Facts reveals some of the […]

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SPIN This Week

| April 19, 2012 | 0 Comments

This week on NC SPIN we will discuss NC’s Unemployment Debt, Turmoil in the Democratic Party,Election Update: The Marriage Amendment, and The Last Word on Political Debts. Joining moderator Tom Campbell this week are panelists Peg O’Connell, Public Affairs Consultant, Cash Michaels, Journalist and Producer, Chris Fitzsimon, Director of NC Policy Watch, and John Hood, […]

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The Democrats’ Scandal

| April 19, 2012 | 0 Comments

We asked members of our NC SPIN panel their impressions of the scandal in the North Carolina Democratic Party. Be sure to watch this week’s show, but here are some other responses: From former House Speaker Joe Mavretic: “There was a time when the Chairman of the North Carolina Democratic Party was hired and served […]

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The Story Teller: Schieffer tells the story that we live

| April 19, 2012 | 0 Comments

CBS newsman Bob Schieffer has few equals in interpreting and articulating current events. Schieffer understands he is not the story, he’s the storyteller. This legendary storyteller did not disappoint as he came to help celebrate NC SPIN’s 700 broadcast. Bob Schieffer is concerned on both foreign and domestic fronts. Situations in North Korea, Iran and […]

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What, not who do Democrats want as the nominee?

| April 19, 2012 | 0 Comments

When you ask the wrong question you always get the wrong answer, so anyone hoping the three Democratic gubernatorial debates would produce a clear nominee was wrong. Before trying to determine who should win this nomination Democrats would be well served to decide what kind of campaign they want to wage this fall. The Republican, […]

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NC SPIN – Elections 2012

| April 18, 2012 | 0 Comments

Thomas Jefferson said “The cornerstone of democracy rests on the foundation of an educated electorate.” NC SPIN couldn’t agree more, so we have added an Elections 2012 Resource Center to our website. Please stay tuned as we add even more content and commentary to help our electorate make informed decisions in the polling places throughout […]

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SPIN This Week

| April 13, 2012 | 0 Comments

This week on NC SPIN we will discuss Problems in Worker’s Comp, panelist insight for Handicapping the Governor and Lt. Governor races, Poor grades for Public Schools, and The Last Word on annexation. Joining moderator Tom Campbell this week are panelists Gene Arnold, former legislator, Rufus Edmisten, former Secretary of State & Attorney General, Chris […]

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We Are Not Who We Think We Are

| April 13, 2012 | 0 Comments

If you asked what people really care about, what brings happiness and gives them life, most would talk about the value of relationships with family and friends, among other lofty ideals. James Roberts, professor of marketing and consumer behavior at Baylor University, argues our actions and behaviors tell a different story. We are not who […]

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