Archive for August, 2016

After SPIN! Video – “Is the McCrory administration covering up water contamination problems?”

| August 31, 2016 | 0 Comments

After SPIN! “Question to John Hood – We’ve seen quite a controversy surrounding the question as to whether the administration was trying to stifle scientists who warned about contaminants in water. We’ve seen resignations and accusations flying back and forth. Many have accused Governor McCrory and his administration of trying to prohibit the public from […]

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After SPIN! Video – “Is The Affordable Care Act at a crisis point?”

| August 30, 2016 | 1 Comment

After SPIN! “Question Chris Fitzsimon – Aetna became the latest large insurer to stop insuring people under the Affordable Care Act or Obamacare, as it is frequently known. Following their actions many predicted that Obamacare was about to collapse. High deductibles and high premiums are resulting in a number of younger, healthier people to pay […]

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

| August 29, 2016 | 1 Comment

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

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Do campaign pledges pass the reality test?

| August 26, 2016 | 0 Comments

by Tom Campbell, Executive Producer and Moderator, NC SPIN, August 25, 2016. Politicians make promises. It’s what they do. Candidates often promise bold and grandiose actions to get your vote and win their elections. Some sound appealing, but are they realistic and attainable? Let’s begin with two issues relating to immigration. The promise to build […]

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NC at the center of political storm

| August 26, 2016 | 0 Comments

Editorial by Wilmington Star-News, August 26, 2016. Isn’t it nice to be loved and not taken for granted? That’s what happens when you become a political “swing” state. After not being much in play during the Reagan, Bush I and Bush II years, North Carolina finds itself in the presidential election spotlight. Just ask Indiana […]

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The real story of education in North Carolina

| August 26, 2016 | 3 Comments

by Bob Luebke, Civitas Institute, August 22, 2016. Which North Carolina political party has increased the education budget by more than $1.1 billion since 2011? Answer: the Republicans. Maybe that surprises you. But that’s just one of real facts that undercut the Left’s myths about education in North Carolina. You’ve heard the claim: Republicans have […]

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After November

| August 26, 2016 | 1 Comment

by Carter Wrenn, Talking About Politics, August 24, 2016. Saying he was going ‘To Make America Great Again’ and waving the banner of ‘Americanism’ Donald Trump set out to whip the Washington Politicians and he did whip every Republican in sight from Jeb Bush to Ted Cruz – but then came eyeball to eyeball with Hillary. Ship […]

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Successful teaching fellows program is back – in Indiana

| August 26, 2016 | 1 Comment

by Chris Fitzsimon, NC Policy Watch and NC SPIN panelist, August 23, 2016. State lawmakers have finally taken a bold step toward addressing the looming teacher shortage in public schools. The Republican supermajorities in the House and Senate worked with Democrats to create a scholarship program to encourage bright high school students to enter the […]

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Drivers license renewal time – nearly 5 hours

| August 26, 2016 | 2 Comments

by Patrick Gannon, The Insider, published in The Rocky Mount Telegram, August 24. 2-16 I  walked into the Division of Motor Vehicles office on Avent Ferry Road at 9:20 a.m. The line for a ticket was 30 people deep and every chair in the waiting area was filled. Another dozen customers stood along the walls. […]

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Why the left and right can’t even talk to each other any more

| August 26, 2016 | 1 Comment

by Leonard Pitts, published in The Charlotte Observer, August 24, 2016. Ordinarily, I might gloat. Last week, a prominent conservative pundit conceded a point yours truly and countless others have been making for a long time. Namely, that in their constant assaults on mainstream news media, conservatives have wrecked the very idea of objective, knowable […]

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