Archive for November, 2016

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

| November 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

After SPIN! Video from the November 27th program: In this video our panelists discuss what they didn’t get to say on last weeks show.

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Call a Political ceasefire this holiday

| November 25, 2016 | 0 Comments

by Tom Campbell, Executive Producer and Moderator, NC SPIN, November 23, 2016. These limericks can be read or sung to the traditional song “Over the River.” Over the river, and through the woods,                                             […]

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Trump turned the light on a government that had darkened our lives

| November 25, 2016 | 2 Comments

by Becki Gray, John Locke Foundation, November 22, 2016. The outcome of the presidential election puzzled many people. How could such a brash, offensive personality — who didn’t understand the nuances of conservatism, who spoke in politically incorrect tweets —win election to lead the world’s greatest nation? How could such a dark campaign bring us […]

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America segregating itself through boycotts

| November 25, 2016 | 0 Comments

by Paul O’Connor, Capitol Press Association, published in Salisbury Post, November 23, 2016. In the days before national chains, my Uncle Ted would only stop at auto-club approved motels during our annual baseball trips. “I want a clean room,” he would say. But I suspect now that the practice stemmed from his days as a […]

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Board of Election has confidence in recount; McCrory requests recount

| November 25, 2016 | 0 Comments

by Joe Killian, NC Policy Watch, November 22, 2016. Cooper finished election night about 5,000 votes ahead, but McCrory refused to concede, insisting that all provisional and absentee ballots would need to be counted. As those ballots have been counted across the state, Cooper’s lead has grown to more than 6,600, according to the state […]

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Connecting the dots – broken journalism

| November 25, 2016 | 1 Comment

by Carter Wrenn, Talking About Politics, November 23, 2016. After a year of waking up every morning to listen to name-calling and howling on TV I figured, Enough politics – after the election what everyone needed was a break to calm down. About a week later I read an article about the demise of journalism during the […]

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Depressed – and deploring Trump

| November 25, 2016 | 1 Comment

by Gary Pearce, Talking About Politics, November 23, 2016. Happy Thanksgiving? Bah, humbug, say a lot of Democrats. Two weeks after a loss they didn’t see coming, they’re still sorting through four of the five stages of grief: denial, anger, bargaining and depression. The fifth and final stage, acceptance, is a ways off. So let’s […]

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Remember small business Saturday

| November 25, 2016 | 0 Comments

by Greg Thompson, National Federation of Independent Businesses, published in Fayetteville Observer, November 24, 2016. The National Federation of Independent Business is America’s leading small business advocate. We are proud to represent 350,000 small, independent business owners nationwide, including over 7,000 in North Carolina. We are also very proud to cosponsor the 2016 Small Business […]

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Better and less costly

| November 25, 2016 | 3 Comments

Editorial by Greensboro News-Record, November 25, 2016. If President Donald Trump and a Republican Congress can repeal Obamacare and replace it immediately with better medical coverage for less cost, sign us up. All of us. GOP opposition to the Affordable Care Act has been persistent. Republican members of Congress voted against it when it was […]

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More conservative gains are coming

| November 25, 2016 | 0 Comments

by John Hood, Syndicated columnist and NC SPIN panelist, November 23, 2016. Regardless of the ultimate outcome of the governor’s race, North Carolina will continue its role as one of the nation’s leading practitioners of conservative reform and innovation. I’m not suggesting that the identity of the governor is irrelevant. Far from it. Over the […]

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