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Government spending is inefficient way to grow

| November 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

by John Hood, John Locke Foundation and NC SPIN panelist, published in Rocky Mount Telegram, November 22, 2014. Although I support the tax cuts and other fiscal policies adopted by the N.C. General Assembly and Gov. Pat McCrory over the past two years, I repeatedly have urged policymakers and commentators alike to avoid making grandiose […]

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Education may be the best punishment for underage drinkers

| November 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

Editorial by Wilmington Star-News, November 21, 2014. Call it a reality check for underage drinkers. Punishment that fits the crime. Or, as New Hanover-Pender County District Attorney Ben David calls it, a teachable moment. Whatever the term, David and several fellow district attorneys are launching an experiment that could be much more effective than having […]

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The 2016 governor’s race is underway

| November 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

by Rob Christensen, News and Observer, November 22, 2014. “Did you get that coal ash off your hands?” software entrepreneur Jim Goodnight quipped to Gov. Pat McCrory last month while showing him around a new SAS building in Cary. “You’re not messing up this building,” Goodnight added. McCrory’s 2016 re-election is two years away, and […]

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Tim Moore is state Republican nominee for Speaker

| November 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

by Lynn Bonner, News and Observer, November 22, 2014. N.C. House Republicans on Saturday selected Rep. Tim Moore as their nominee for House speaker, one of the most powerful political positions in state government. The Republican caucus selected Moore, a 44-year-old lawyer from Kings Mountain in Cleveland County, from a field of six hopefuls. He […]

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A Party of No has no future

| November 22, 2014 | 4 Comments

by Gary Pearce, Talking About Politics, November 21, 2014. All American politics today – the battle over immigration, the election two weeks ago and even legislative elections in North Carolina – is all about Barack Obama.    Presidents always dominate the political scene. But this is a special case. Yes, it’s about race. But it’d […]

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McCrory’s baffling reaction to Obama’s immigration policy

| November 22, 2014 | 1 Comment

by Chris Fitzsimon, NC Policy Watch and NC SPIN panelist, November 21, 2014. Reaction continues to President Obama’s executive orders on immigration that will allow five million undocumented immigrants, most of them parents of children who are American citizens, to come out of the shadows and openly participate in our society without the fear of […]

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Accrediting agency: UNC ‘not diligent’ in exposing academic scandal

| November 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

by Dan Kane, News and Observer, November 21, 2014. The commission that accredits UNC-Chapel Hill is raising new concerns about its integrity, saying that the university “was not diligent” in providing information about an academic fraud scandal and that two UNC employees did not tell all they knew about “abnormal activity” during the commission’s first […]

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NC finally passes pre-recession jobs total

| November 22, 2014 | 1 Comment

by Mark Binker, WRAL, November 21, 2014. Gov. Pat McCrory spiked the economic football Friday, pointing to a dropping unemployment rate and a milestone number in North Carolina’s job report. “North Carolina has now recovered all of the jobs lost during the recession,” McCrory said in a statement. “We will remain focused on long-term job creation because […]

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NC Inmate’s death shows need for prison review

| November 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

Editorial by News and Observer, November 15, 2014. When a convict goes to prison, he loses his freedom, but he does not lose his humanity. And he should not lose his life. Michael Anthony Kerr lost all. The 53-year-old former Army sergeant who had a mental illness died March 12 while being transported from the […]

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NC SPIN episode # 838 – Air Date 11/23/14

| November 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

Topics: Separation of powers, Medicaid expansion, Reorganizing Democrats, Tell us something we don’t know! Panelists: Chris Fitzsimon, NC Policy Watch John Hood, John Locke Foundation Howard Lee, Former State Senator Connie Wilson, Former Legislator Tom Campbell, Moderator

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