Archive for February, 2016

HPU Poll: Majority want President Obama to nominate new Justice

| February 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

by Martin Kifer, High Point University Poll, published February 29, 2016. A new High Point University Poll finds that majorities of North Carolina residents believe that President Obama should nominate and the U.S. Senate should consider replacements for Justice Antonin Scalia, the recently deceased Associate Justice on the U.S. Supreme Court, before the end of […]

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You decide: Was change greater a century ago?

| February 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

by Mike Walden, NCSU Professor of Economics, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, February 26, 2016. Consider this picture. Your home has no electricity or indoor plumbing. This means no electronics or instant warm baths and showers, and “using the bathroom” means accessing an outdoor “outhouse.” Heat in your home is generated from a wood- […]

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Making sense of nonsense

| February 29, 2016 | 1 Comment

by Gary Pearce, Talking About Politics, February 29, 2016. On the eve of what could be the decisive day in the presidential primaries, let’s ponder why politics seems illogical, irrational and just plain insane. If you read this blog and other political punditry and journalism, you think of yourself as a reasonable, rational, thoughtful person. […]

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Cooper’s challenge

| February 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

by John Wynne, Politics NC, February 29, 2016. Roy Cooper’s challenge is the same one shared by every non-incumbent: the burden of proof is on the challenger. He has to prove that McCrory’s governorship has been bad for North Carolina. For incumbents like McCrory, it’s innocent until proven guilty. Roy Cooper knows a little about being a […]

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McCrory and Spaulding get endorsements for Governor

| February 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

Editorial by Winston-Salem Journal, February 28, 2016. Our governor should lead in economic development and, in general, standing up for us all. The governor should be our best defender, advancing our interests, both here, in the rest of the country and in the global economy. In GOP primary for the seat, the incumbent, Pat McCrory, […]

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Report: Bonds would spur job growth

| February 29, 2016 | 2 Comments

by Mark Binker, WRAL, February 29, 2016. Spending from the $2 billion Connect NC bond on the March 15 primary ballot “would support thousands of jobs over the next few years,” according to a new report from the Budget and Tax Center, a project of the liberal N.C. Justice Center. The report, by economic analyst […]

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After SPIN! Video – “What Didn’t You Get To Say?”

| February 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

After SPIN! Video from the February 28th program: In this video our panelists discuss what they didn’t get to say on last weeks show.

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Looking beyond the local incentives headlines

| February 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

by John Tisdale, John Locke Foundation, February 26, 2016. There’s been news in Henderson County this week about an announcement from GF Linamar that they’ll build a state-of-the-art aluminum die casting plant in Mills River. And it does indeed sound pretty great. They’re promising 350 new jobs, which is a lot anywhere, and particularly in a town […]

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Dream big, start small

| February 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

by John Hood, Syndicated columnist and NC SPIN panelist, February 29, 2016. The career of Calvin Coolidge, one of the greatest leaders in American history, has a lot to teach current and prospective leaders right here in North Carolina. Before becoming president in 1923 upon the death of Warren Harding, Coolidge spent decades honing his […]

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Stopping Trump now

| February 27, 2016 | 2 Comments

by Steve and Coke Roberts, published in Salisbury Post, February 27, 2016. Can Donald Trump be stopped short of the Republican nomination? Probably not. But the rational wing of the party has to try — quickly and forcefully — to make that happen. The stakes are far too high for the rationalists to stay on […]

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