Archive for August, 2017

After SPIN! Video – “What impact did HB2 have on NC tourism?”

| August 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

After SPIN! “Question to Bob and Rufus – For more than a year we heard about the impact HB2 was having on North Carolina’s economy. The Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina just announced that in 2016 some 48 million visitors came to our state and spent $22.0 billion. We were the sixth most visited […]

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After SPIN! Video – “Why is Charter School support down in recent polls?”

| August 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

After SPIN! “Question to John and Chris – Education Next recently released it’s annual survey on education with some surprising results. Between 2016 and 2017 support for Charter Schools dropped from 51 percent to 39 percent. To what do you credit the drop in support from the 4,000 people surveyed?”

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

| August 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

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

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The Cycle of Revenge

| August 25, 2017 | 1 Comment

by Tom Campbell, Producer and Moderator, NC SPIN, August 24, 2017. My Methodist pastor wife, Lib Campbell, delivered a sermon last week that deserves our attention right now. As her text she used the familiar Old Testament story about Joseph being reunited with his brothers, siblings who had thrown him into a pit and sold […]

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Charlottesville presents lawmakers with clear choice between right and wrong

| August 25, 2017 | 1 Comment

by Chris Fitzsimon, NC Policy Watch and NC SPIN panelist, August 22, 2017. Every so often in our political discourse comes a moment that presents elected officials with a crystal clear choice between right and wrong, something that rises far above the usual partisan differences on education, taxes, or health care. North Carolina now faces […]

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Focus on long-term growth

| August 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

by John Hood, Syndicated columnist and NC SPIN panelist, Carolina Journal, August 23, 2017. So far in 2017, North Carolina is adding jobs at a slower pace than the national and regional averages. That’s a noticeable change from recent trends — but it’s a reason only for concern, not for panic or pontification. Through July, […]

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UNC Chancellor Carol Folt’s baffling stand on Silent Sam

| August 25, 2017 | 1 Comment

by John McGowan, UNC Professor of English and Comparative literature, published in Durham Herald-Sun, August 24, 2017. The University was handed a get out of jail free card by Gov. Roy Cooper – and declined to use it. What? Even more baffling is the fact that we requested the card. Spurred by a letter from […]

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Redistricting hearings are a sham

| August 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

by Thomas Mills, Politics NC, August 24, 2017. The public hearings on the new legislative maps bought for the GOP with taxpayer money are little more than a ruse. The Republicans in the House and Senate are going to pass the maps without any real discussion and without considering alternative maps. It’s so clear, that […]

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NC SPIN episode # 982 – Air Date 8/27/2017

| August 25, 2017 | 2 Comments

Watch NC SPIN online now!  Topics: Legislative Redistricting Maps, Removing Monuments, Local Election Boards without Quorums and Tell Us Something We Don’t Know. Panelists: Rufus Edmisten, Former Secretary of State & Attorney General Chris Fitzsimon, Director, NC Policy Watch John Hood, Syndicated Columnist Bob Orr, Former Supreme Court Justice Tom Campbell, Moderator

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| August 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

by Carter Wrenn, Talking About Politics, August 24, 2017. The General Assembly is redrawing State House and Senate Districts and it’s like the circus came back in town: Six years ago, last time they drew districts, Republican legislators used ‘race’ as one criteria and Democrats sued them. This time Republican legislators said they wouldn’t even […]

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