Archive for August, 2012

SPIN This Week – September 2

| August 30, 2012 | 0 Comments

Tune into NC SPIN this week as our panelists discuss today’s legislature, changes from the past and suggestions to make it better. The second half of this weeks show is a tribute to former Senate President Pro Tem Marc Basnight. Joining moderator Tom Campbell this week are Jeanne Bonds, Political Consultant, Chris Fitzsimon, Director of […]

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Nobody Wants to Pay

| August 30, 2012 | 0 Comments

Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo expressed the frustration of many public officials when discussing transportation needs for the Port City. How can you build and maintain roads, Saffo asked, when nobody wants to pay for them? This is the big conundrum, not just for roads but all aspects of the public sector. When you ask the […]

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SPIN This Week – August 26th

| August 23, 2012 | 0 Comments

Tune into NC SPIN this week as our panelists discuss The Conventions, The UNC story grows, Red Light Cameras and When nobody wants to pay. Joining moderator Tom Campbell this week are Brad Crone, Political Consultant, Chris Fitzsimon, Director of NC Policy Watch, John Hood, President of the John Locke Foundation and Connie Wilson, former […]

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Convention Realities

| August 23, 2012 | 0 Comments

Not too many years ago political conventions were high drama. We sat glued to our televisions watching delegates hammer out the party platform and present the roll call of states to select a presidential nominee. This year’s conventions in Tampa and Charlotte won’t provide that drama. Television news came of age with the live, wall-to-wall […]

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SPIN This Week – August 19

| August 16, 2012 | 0 Comments

Tune into NC SPIN this week as our panelists discuss Election update, North Carolina test results, City-County consolidation, and Tax Reform. Joining moderator Tom Campbell this week are Jeanne Bonds, Political Consultant, Chris Fitzsimon, Director of NC Policy Watch, Joe Mavretic, Former House Speaker and John Hood, President of the John Locke Foundation Air Times

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Our jobs in the election process

| August 15, 2012 | 0 Comments

Forget the ads. Ignore the polls. Shut out all the noise and spend some time considering what is at stake in the upcoming elections and who you think can best lead us. Sadly, the candidates seeking election in 80 days aren’t helping us make these very important decisions. They are so busy trying to frame […]

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SPIN This Week – August 12

| August 9, 2012 | 0 Comments

Tune into NC SPIN this week as our panelists discuss Graduation rate at modern day high, Mental Health Reform 2.0, Sequestration could cost 12,000 jobs in NC, and Gun wars raging Joining moderator Tom Campbell this week are Gene Arnold, former legislator, Chris Fitzsimon, Director of NC Policy Watch, Rufus Edmisten, former Secretary of State […]

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Restoring Trust

| August 9, 2012 | 0 Comments

When Walter Cronkite stepped down from anchoring the CBS Evening News in March 1981, it was commonly accepted that Cronkite was the most trusted man in America. Curiously, it was Walter himself that propelled us down the slippery slope of mistrust, following his reports that military and government leaders were lying to us about the […]

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SPIN This Week – August 5

| August 2, 2012 | 0 Comments

Tune into NC SPIN this week as our panelists discuss From Dixie Dynamo to Dixie Dawdler, $38 Million and counting, Back to school, and Tax fairness. Joining moderator Henry Hinton this week are Dan Blue III, Political Consultant, Chris Fitzsimon, Director of NC Policy Watch, Bob Orr, former Supreme Court Justice and John Hood, President of […]

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Let’s Go to Work

| August 2, 2012 | 2 Comments

A strange bank robbery provides a commentary on America today. A man went into a bank and handed the teller a note demanding one dollar and health care. He wasn’t crazy. He was desperate. The robber had been employed for a number of years until he got laid off due to The Great Recession. He […]

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