Archive for May, 2018

To what tribe do you belong?

| May 31, 2018 | 7 Comments

by Tom Campbell, Producer and Moderator of NC SPIN, May 31, 2018 How do you identify yourself? You might begin by stating whether you’re male or female, or the age group you are in. Or you might identify by race, sex, religion, where you live or your profession. Throughout recorded history humans have been tribal. […]

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Balanced Budget Debate on this week’s NC SPIN

| May 31, 2018 | 0 Comments

  Four of North Carolina’s most experienced political analysts are on hand to give you expert insights this week.  Former Lt. Governor Dennis Wicker, former House Majority Leader Leo Daughtry, Chris Fitzsimon and John Hood join moderator Tom Campbell to talk about the new state budget. They talk about unusual process lawmakers employed, as well […]

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Vote wisely when considering constitutional amendments

| May 31, 2018 | 1 Comment

by Becki Gray, VP of John Locke Foundation and NC SPIN panelist, May 31, 2018. What can lawmakers consider during the 2018 short session? Not everything, because of limits imposed by the long session Adjournment Resolution. Important issues such as school funding, certificate of need repeal, work requirements for Medicaid, repeal of the capital gains tax, changes to the ABC system, and more will be delayed until 2019. […]

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Maybe if McCrory had touted this accomplishment, he’d be governor today

| May 31, 2018 | 0 Comments

by Bob Orr, former Supreme Court Justice and NC SPIN panelist, published in the Charlotte Observer and reprinted by permission of the author, May 25, 2018. Former Gov. Pat McCrory was back in the news recently, this time over a pronouncement on his Charlotte radio gig about the racial changes in the Mecklenburg electoral environment […]

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Liberty vs. security at the legislative building

| May 31, 2018 | 1 Comment

by Peg O’Connell, healthcare analyst and NC SPIN panelist, May 28, 2018. I just made my first visit to our Legislative Building since the new security procedures went into place. There were seven people working as efficiently as they could to move people through the screening machines at the front door. I went out the back […]

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Liberal arts: the payoff

| May 31, 2018 | 0 Comments

by D. G. Martin, One on One and North Carolina Bookwatch, May 28, 2018. Can the experience of world-renowned musician and North Carolina native Joseph Robinson contribute to North Carolina’s on-going dialogue about the purpose and value of higher education? You be the judge. Robinson’s recent memoir, “Long Winded: An Oboist’s Incredible Journey to the […]

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

| May 31, 2018 | 0 Comments

After SPIN! Video from the May 25th program: In this video John Hood discusses more about economic development.

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Is it time for a gas mileage tax?

| May 31, 2018 | 3 Comments

by Mike Walden, NCSU Professor of Economics, May 25, 2018. Two decades ago I wrote an op-ed piece discussing the idea of a mileage tax as a replacement for the gas tax. This was in the days before everyone used email, and texting hadn’t even been invented. Many people still communicated by writing letters. I […]

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Economy weakens Democrats’ case

| May 31, 2018 | 1 Comment

by John Hood, syndicated columnist and NC SPIN panelist, May 29, 2018. In North Carolina and across the country, rank-and-file Democrats are counting on a big blue wave to wash over congressional, legislative, and local elections this year, as well as over gubernatorial contests in the majority of states that, unlike ours, elect their governors […]

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

| May 30, 2018 | 1 Comment

After SPIN! Video from the May 25th program: In this video Peg O’Connell discusses how the lack of insurance is slowing the fight against the opioid crisis in NC.

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