Archive for August, 2018

NC SPIN episode #1033 Air Date 08/31/2018

| August 31, 2018 | 0 Comments

Topics: Will we Hold Congressional Elections in November? Governor Again Challenges Amendments Silent Sam Controversy Continues Tell Us Something We Don’t Know Panelists: Brad Crone, Political Analyst and Consultant Chris Fitzsimon, Political Analyst and Columnist Becki Gray, John Locke Foundation John Hood, Syndicated columnist and Author Tom Campbell, Moderator

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Labor Day edition of NC SPIN

| August 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

There’s lots going on between the elections and Silent Sam. NC SPIN will talk about the latest this week, starting with whether or not there will be congressional elections this year. We ask whether the legislature’s revisions to two constitutional amendments will pass muster with the three-judge panel and provide the latest Silent Sam news. […]

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Labor Day then and now

| August 30, 2018 | 1 Comment

by Tom Campbell, Producer and Moderator of NC SPIN, August 30, 2018. Labor Day was the saddest day of the year when I was young. It signaled the official end of summer and the start of the routine of getting up early, going to school, doing homework and going to bed early. Mother had already […]

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Silent Sam must be restored

| August 30, 2018 | 1 Comment

by John Hood, Syndicated columnist and NC SPIN panelist, August 29, 2018. Politicians tell people what they want to hear. Leaders tell people what they need to hear, even if they don’t want to listen. I don’t envy the challenge faced by Gov. Roy Cooper and other officials who favor removing the “Silent Sam” memorial […]

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DMV – North Carolina’s political graveyard

| August 30, 2018 | 1 Comment

by Brad Crone, Campaign Connections and NC SPIN panelist, August 30, 2018. There is not a faster route to North Carolina’s political graveyard than an appointment to Commissioner of Motor Vehicles. Most Commissioners are predisposed to failure because they have no business trying to run a multi-layered, technical service oriented governmental agency.  For some reason […]

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After SPIN! Video – “What Didn’t You Get To Say? Chris Fitzsimon discusses comments made by a Republican about threatening to impeach justices if they didn’t rule in favor of Republican Legislators.”

| August 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

After SPIN! Video from the August 24th program: In this video Chris Fitzsimon discusses comments made by a Republican about threatening to impeach justices if they didn’t rule in favor of Republican Legislators.

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Desperate times for the right lead to desperate measures

| August 29, 2018 | 0 Comments

by Rob Schofield, NC Policy Watch, August 28, 2018. To say that these are extraordinary political times for our state and nation is to put things rather mildly. Across the country, open, high-level conversations about the President of the United States’ serial dishonesty and possible involvement in illegal – perhaps criminal – activity are as […]

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Putting the statue of decency and good government back on a pedestal

| August 29, 2018 | 2 Comments

by Cash Michael, Black journalist and NC SPIN panelist, published on Facebook, August 29, 2018. My conservative “NC Spin” colleague, columnist John Hood, is thoroughly ticked about Silent Sam, the Confederate statue that demonstrators effectively mugged on August 20th, being brought down by force and frustration. He says in a civilized society, there are ways […]

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Isn’t it about time to: Get serious about drop-outs?

| August 29, 2018 | 0 Comments

by Joe Mavretic, former House Speaker and NC SPIN panelist, August 28, 2018. Part of the mission for our Public Schools is,                “TO GRADUATE GOOD CITIZENS.” The 2017-2018 public school year is over in North Carolina. About 9,000 high school students dropped out last year. That’s over a bus-load each school day. North Carolinians […]

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State won’t retreat on school choice

| August 29, 2018 | 0 Comments

by John Hood, syndicated columnist and NC SPIN panelist, August 27, 2018 As elementary and secondary schools open their doors across North Carolina for the 2018-19 academic year, the cumulative effects of some 20 years of school-choice initiatives are impossible to miss. New charter schools are opening all across the state. Some school districts are […]

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