Archive for February, 2013

SPIN This Week – March 3

| February 28, 2013 | 4 Comments

Tune into NC SPIN this week as we discuss Road Funding, Blueprint for what, Immigration overhaul and Writing and multiplying. Joining guest moderator Henry Hinton this week are Chris Fitzsimon, Director of NC Policy Watch, John Hood, President, The John Locke Foundation, Dan Blue, III, Political analyst and Connie Wilson, Former Legislator. Air Times  

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Plowing Ahead to the Future

| February 28, 2013 | 0 Comments

By Tom Campbell Paul Harvey’s unmistakable voice grabbed our attention in his Super Bowl tribute to America’s farmers. Until the turn of the twentieth century most Americans lived on the family farm, but today most of us are three or four generations removed from that farm. So let us hear what Harvey used to call […]

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NC Farm Bureau: Tax Reform Discussions with Sen. Bob Rucho

| February 28, 2013 | 0 Comments

Tom Campell moderates this panel discussion on tax reform, which was held Feb. 26, 2013 as part of the NC Farm Bureau Leadership Conference. The panelists are Senator Bob Rucho, sponsor of the tax reform plan that has been presented to the NC General Assembly for consideration and Becki Gray, Vice President for Outreach at […]

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Enough! A “leaked memo” does not define Democrats

| February 23, 2013 | 4 Comments

By Jeanne Milliken Bonds Belonging to a political party and espousing values that define political ideology on a spectrum are not always the easiest concepts to grasp. Many folks respond to poll questions about their ideology as “moderate” because it sounds better than “liberal” or “conservative.” And, many people, like me, really believe we are […]

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Mooresville’s Edwards Named National Superintendent of the Year

| February 23, 2013 | 0 Comments

The American Association of School Administrators recently honored Mark Edwards, Superintendent of the Mooresville Graded School District, as National Superintendent of the Year. In making the announcement the AASA executive director said,  “Mark Edwards is exactly the kind of superintendent we need to carry public education deep into the 21st century. He gets it. He […]

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Democrats have the best political strategy of the 12th Century

| February 22, 2013 | 0 Comments

Democrats took a thumpkin’ in 2010 and 2012 North Carolina elections. For more than a century they ruled the roost in state government (with the exception of Governors Holshouser and Martin and the 1994 House) and pretty much ran roughshod over the GOP. The tables are turned and Democrats are trying to figure out how […]

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Life Changing Reform in North Carolina

| February 21, 2013 | 1 Comment

by Tom Campbell Last November North Carolina voted for change. We are certainly getting it. At the current pace and expectations state government will undergo the biggest changes most of us have seen. In charge of both the executive and legislative branches of government for the first time since Reconstruction, Republicans feel the wind at […]

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A Meltdown Over Medicaid

| February 21, 2013 | 0 Comments

by John Hood Furious that Gov. Pat McCrory and the Republican-led legislature has turned down the Affordable Care Act’s Medicaid expansion, Democratic lawmakers, liberal scholars, and left-wing activists have resorted to insults, illusions, and illogical arguments to express their indignation. It’s not hard to understand why. Government-run health care is a goal they have pursued […]

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SPIN This Week – February 24

| February 21, 2013 | 2 Comments

Tune into NC SPIN this week as we discuss State of the State, Legislative proposals, Losing weight or losing money, Workin’ on the railroad. Joining moderator Tom Campbell this week are Chris Fitzsimon, Director of NC Policy Watch, John Hood, President, The John Locke Foundation, Joe Mavretic, former House Speaker and Dennis Wicker, Former Lieutenant […]

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McCrory’s reheated campaign leftovers

| February 20, 2013 | 1 Comment

by Chris Fitzsimon Governor Pat McCrory could have gone a couple of ways with his widely-anticipated State of the State speech Monday night. He could have laid out a compelling vision for the future of North Carolina and in the process answered questions about which McCrory is actually governor, the moderate mayor of Charlotte or […]

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