Archive for February, 2017

After SPIN! Video – “More voter fraud allegations, but is there any evidence?”

| February 28, 2017 | 2 Comments

After SPIN! “Question to John Hood and Chris Fitzsimon – In a recent WRAL interview, Francis De Luca of the Civitas Institute said there were tens of thousands of people who voted but were not verified.  De Luca didn’t cite any evidence of these claims and our state board of elections investigated, but didn’t find […]

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

| February 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

After SPIN! Video from the February 26th program: In this video our panelists discuss what they didn’t get to say on last weeks show.

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Congratulations, you owe $42 billion

| February 24, 2017 | 2 Comments

by Tom Campbell, Executive Producer and Moderator, NC SPIN, February23, 2017. State Treasurer Dale Folwell isn’t known to mince words and in a recent NC SPIN interview he reported North Carolina has made promises to present and retired state employees we are presently unable to pay. By the Treasurer’s calculations, and this CPA is pretty […]

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Faculty lacks perspective on politics

| February 24, 2017 | 1 Comment

by John Hood, Syndicated columnist and NC SPIN panelist, February 22, 2017. See if you can follow this logic. The Faculty Assembly of the University of North Carolina has just asked a regional accreditation board to investigate recent policy disputes involving the UNC system. If the accreditors conclude that something is amiss, they could sanction […]

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Pick your fights, governor

| February 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

by Rick Henderson, Carolina Journal, February 24, 2017. Gov. Roy Cooper soon must deal with the first piece of legislation passed by the 2017 General Assembly. The way he handles House Bill 39 could signal how combative the governor will be the rest of the session. H.B. 39 would reduce the number of seats on the UNC […]

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A partisan mistake

| February 24, 2017 | 1 Comment

Editorial by Greensboro News-Record, February 23, 2017. Joe John was a prosecutor in Guilford County, then a District Court judge, then chief District Court judge, then a Superior Court judge. He and his family moved to Raleigh after his election to the N.C. Court of Appeals in 1992, where he served an eight-year term. In […]

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Bipartisanship is the best thing the HB2 repeal bill has going for it

| February 24, 2017 | 1 Comment

Editorial by Fayetteville Observer, February 23, 2017. It’s heartening to see a bipartisan group of state representatives sponsor a bill to repeal the state’s “bathroom bill,” HB2. Unfortunately, bipartisanship is the best thing it has going for it. The repeal has the backing of Rep. Chuck McGrady, a Henderson Republican who has worked on other […]

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America’s predictable and far-reaching pension crisis

| February 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

by George Will, syndicated columnist of Washington Post, published in Durham Herald-Sun, February 22, 2017. Some American disasters come as bolts from the blue — the stock market crash of October 1929, Pearl Harbor, the designated hitter, 9/11. Others are predictable because they arise from arithmetic that is neither hidden nor arcane. Now comes the […]

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The role of the press is not to be popular but to do its job

| February 24, 2017 | 3 Comments

Editorial by Charlotte Observer, February 20, 2017. How should the press respond to President Donald Trump’s claim that “the fake news media” are “the enemy of the American people”? By doing its job. And doing it well. Trump’s comments have pushed the discussion about the importance of the press in our democracy into overdrive. They […]

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The Humpty Dumpty state

| February 24, 2017 | 1 Comment

by Thomas Mills, Politics NC, February 23, 2017. There’s a new bill in the legislature to repeal House Bill 2, or repeal parts of it. Once again, the only people happy with it are the sponsors. Liberals say it leaves in place discrimination against the LGBT community. Conservatives like Dan Forest aren’t going to support anything […]

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