Author Archive: NC SPIN

rss feed

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

| August 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

After SPIN! Video from the August 28th program: In this video our panelists discuss what they didn’t get to say on last weeks show.

Continue Reading

Do campaign pledges pass the reality test?

| August 26, 2016 | 0 Comments

by Tom Campbell, Executive Producer and Moderator, NC SPIN, August 25, 2016. Politicians make promises. It’s what they do. Candidates often promise bold and grandiose actions to get your vote and win their elections. Some sound appealing, but are they realistic and attainable? Let’s begin with two issues relating to immigration. The promise to build […]

Continue Reading

NC at the center of political storm

| August 26, 2016 | 0 Comments

Editorial by Wilmington Star-News, August 26, 2016. Isn’t it nice to be loved and not taken for granted? That’s what happens when you become a political “swing” state. After not being much in play during the Reagan, Bush I and Bush II years, North Carolina finds itself in the presidential election spotlight. Just ask Indiana […]

Continue Reading

The real story of education in North Carolina

| August 26, 2016 | 3 Comments

by Bob Luebke, Civitas Institute, August 22, 2016. Which North Carolina political party has increased the education budget by more than $1.1 billion since 2011? Answer: the Republicans. Maybe that surprises you. But that’s just one of real facts that undercut the Left’s myths about education in North Carolina. You’ve heard the claim: Republicans have […]

Continue Reading

After November

| August 26, 2016 | 1 Comment

by Carter Wrenn, Talking About Politics, August 24, 2016. Saying he was going ‘To Make America Great Again’ and waving the banner of ‘Americanism’ Donald Trump set out to whip the Washington Politicians and he did whip every Republican in sight from Jeb Bush to Ted Cruz – but then came eyeball to eyeball with Hillary. Ship […]

Continue Reading

Successful teaching fellows program is back – in Indiana

| August 26, 2016 | 1 Comment

by Chris Fitzsimon, NC Policy Watch and NC SPIN panelist, August 23, 2016. State lawmakers have finally taken a bold step toward addressing the looming teacher shortage in public schools. The Republican supermajorities in the House and Senate worked with Democrats to create a scholarship program to encourage bright high school students to enter the […]

Continue Reading

Drivers license renewal time – nearly 5 hours

| August 26, 2016 | 2 Comments

by Patrick Gannon, The Insider, published in The Rocky Mount Telegram, August 24. 2-16 I  walked into the Division of Motor Vehicles office on Avent Ferry Road at 9:20 a.m. The line for a ticket was 30 people deep and every chair in the waiting area was filled. Another dozen customers stood along the walls. […]

Continue Reading

Why the left and right can’t even talk to each other any more

| August 26, 2016 | 1 Comment

by Leonard Pitts, published in The Charlotte Observer, August 24, 2016. Ordinarily, I might gloat. Last week, a prominent conservative pundit conceded a point yours truly and countless others have been making for a long time. Namely, that in their constant assaults on mainstream news media, conservatives have wrecked the very idea of objective, knowable […]

Continue Reading

It’s hard to celebrate what schools face

| August 26, 2016 | 0 Comments

by Mark Jewell, President of NC Association of Educators, published in The Charlotte Observer, August 25, 2016. It’s my favorite time of year. Colorful backpacks dot the sidewalks, yellow buses roll down the streets, and our school buildings open their doors to welcome students back. As a teacher, I never slept the night before school […]

Continue Reading

Discrimination tax

| August 26, 2016 | 2 Comments

Editorial by Greensboro News-Record, August 23, 2016. Schools participating in the state’s Opportunity Scholarship Program shouldn’t discriminate. All taxpayers fund the voucher program, and all should expect it to offer equal opportunities. That’s not how it is, however, according to recent reporting by The Charlotte Observer. It found that several private schools in its area […]

Continue Reading