Archive for November, 2014

NC SPIN episode # 839 – Air Date 11/30/14

| November 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

Topics: Redistricting, NC tax revenues down, Who makes education rules?, Tell us something we don’t know Panelists: Chris Fitzsimon, NC Policy Watch John Hood, John Locke Foundation Howard Lee, Former State Senator Connie Wilson, Former Legislator Tom Campbell, Moderator

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A Tar Heel political Thanksgiving

| November 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

by Brent Laurenz, NC Center for Voter Education, published in The Asheville Citizens-Times, November 26, 2014. The holiday season is upon us in North Carolina. It’s a time to give thanks and enjoy moments with family and friends. For some, it may even be a time to argue politics with the in-laws as well. Politics […]

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Black and white

| November 30, 2014 | 2 Comments

by Gary Pearce, Talking About Politics, November 28, 2014. Bowater is a wise old soul with a unique way of looking at the world. He’s an older white gentleman who grew up in Northeastern North Carolina but grew out of the political views that his peers espouse over coffee at Bojangles. I wanted his take […]

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Revenue fund shortfall argues for prudence, not panic

| November 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

by John Hood, John Locke Foundation and NC SPIN panelist, published in Greenville Daily Reflector, November 29, 2014. According to the latest monthly report from State Controller Linda Combs, the state of North Carolina has collected about $6.5 billion in General Fund revenue during the first four months of the 2014-15 fiscal year. That’s a […]

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NC’s top political posts hail from west of the Triangle

| November 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

by Beau Minnick, WNCN, November 27, 2014. In January, Cleveland County Republican Rep. Tim Moore is expected to take over as the new speaker of the House of Representatives in North Carolina, continuing a run of high-ranking leaders in the state who hail from the western part of the state. “Most of them, at least […]

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Southern Baptist Leader: “Listen to fears in Ferguson”

| November 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

by Bud Kennedy, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, published in Salisbury Post, November 29, 2014. On a day when reactions were predictable, one man’s was not. That is, unless you’ve followed the Southern Baptist Convention’s Russell D. Moore and his online columns promoting compassion over knee-jerk reactions. On a day when some on the political right posted […]

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Secrecy continues

| November 29, 2014 | 1 Comment

Editorial by Greensboro News-Record, November 29, 2014. When Carol Folt said nine UNC-Chapel Hill employees would be fired or disciplined for their role in a long-running academic scandal, she didn’t add a taunt to the public: See if you can figure out who. Nevertheless, the chancellor and her subordinates won’t give out that information. Their […]

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The need to keep North Carolina’s good deal

| November 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

by Tim White, Fayetteville Observer Editorial Page Editor, published in News and Observer, November 28, 2014. Stop me if you’ve heard this before. At the beginning of this month, Site Selection magazine ranked North Carolina third on its list of the top 10 business climates in the country. Site Selection is a magazine that’s well […]

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Back Over the River and Through the Woods

| November 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

by Tom Campbell, Executive Producer and Moderator, NC SPIN, November 27, 2014. “Over the river and through the woods” is the song that conjures up fond memories of holiday trips to celebrate with loved ones. Shortly after the first Thanksgiving early settlers started migrating west in search of cheaper, less crowded and more available land. […]

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Southern Democrats urge a return to Party basics

| November 28, 2014 | 2 Comments

by Bill Barrow, Associated Press, Published on WRAL.com, November 27, 2014. Southern Democrats are joining others in the party who say that a return to advocating to lift people out of economic hardship and emphasizing spending on education and public works will re-energize black voters and attract whites as well. “It’s time to draw a […]

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