Archive for January, 2018

After SPIN! Video – “Should NC’s Coast be exempted from offshore drilling?”

| January 31, 2018 | 1 Comment

After SPIN! “Question to John and Chris – President Trump says he’s going to open waters on the east coast to oil and gas exploration. He exempted the state of Florida and Governor Cooper wants North Carolina to be exempted from this drilling off our coast. Are the potential economic advantages worth the possible environmental […]

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

| January 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

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

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NC SPIN #1002 airing 01/26/2018

| January 26, 2018 | 0 Comments

Topics: School ChoiceMore election controversy Obamacare in our state Medicaid work requirements Tell us something we don’t know Panelists: Rufus Edmisten, Former Attorney General and former Secretary of State Chris Fitzsimon, Political Analyst Becki Gray, The John Locke Foundation John Hood, Syndicated Columnist and Author Tom Campbell, Moderator

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What I learned producing and moderating 1,000 TV talk shows

| January 26, 2018 | 0 Comments

by Tom Campbell, producer and moderator NC SPIN, January 25, 2018. When you reach a milestone it is wise to pause and reflect on the journey that brought you there. Having produced and moderated 1,000 weekly TV talk shows I focused on the changes that occurred over almost twenty years and what I had learned. […]

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Political protests are effective tool

| January 26, 2018 | 1 Comment

by John Hood, Syndicated columnist and NC SPIN panelist, January 24, 2018. On Jan. 13, thousands of pro-life North Carolinians rallied in Raleigh to express their opposition to abortion. A week later, thousands rallied in Raleigh and other North Carolina cities to protest Donald Trump as well as Republican policies. Protests have been part of […]

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Secretary tells lawmakers prison fixes won’t be cheap or quick

| January 26, 2018 | 0 Comments

by Kari Travis, Carolina Journal, January 25, 2018. N.C. Public Safety Secretary Erik Hooks met a chilly reception Jan. 25 while briefing legislators on the results of a top-to-bottom prisons review. Hooks, who took office at the Department of Public Safety one year ago, faced public inquisition following two prison tragedies within his first few […]

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Assault on the courts

| January 26, 2018 | 1 Comment

by Thomas Mills, Politics NC, January 25,2018. As I’ve said before, the North Carolina Republicans embraced Trumpism before there was Trump. They’ve taken a populist, authoritarian approach to governing, playing to an angry base while limiting the checks and balances designed to give our government accountability. The latest example in North Carolina is their attempt […]

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A fight that’s not worth having

| January 26, 2018 | 0 Comments

by Rick Henderson, Carolina Journal and NC SPIN panelist, January 25, 2018. If you can’t beat ‘em, sue ‘em. It has been the default setting of Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper and his liberal allies even before the governor took office 14 months ago.  Any time the Republican-led General Assembly moved to assert its authority, the […]

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Judge weighing judicial primaries: “I’m not in charge of bad ideas”

| January 26, 2018 | 0 Comments

by Travis Fain, WRAL, January 25, 2018. As it stands now, anyone otherwise qualified to run for judge in North Carolina can walk into a county elections office this June, change his or her party registration to Republican or Democrat that very day and appear on the general election ballot as a candidate from that […]

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Need to get judicial reform and redistricting right

| January 26, 2018 | 0 Comments

by Becki Gray, John Locke Foundation and NC SPIN panelist, January 23, 2018. The Joint Legislative Committee on Judicial Redistricting and Reform met for the second time yesterday.  For a large part of the meeting, they heard Administrative Office of the Courts’ reports on work load in judicial districts, how long do certain cases take, […]

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