Author Archive: NC SPIN

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GOP voter fraud

| September 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

By Gary Pearce, Talking About Politics, September 29, 2014. A party that denies citizens their constitutional right to vote is a party that deserves to lose. That’s the Republican Party today. The party of Lincoln and TR has become the party of Block the Vote: Voter-suppression laws. Cutting back early voting. No same-day voter registration. […]

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Understanding Robert Pittenger’s “freedoms” and “autonomy”

| September 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

By Rob Schofield, published in NC Policy Watch, September 30, 2014. Last Friday afternoon, during my regular stint as a guest on a local conservative radio talk show, the subject of the day was Congressman Robert Pittenger and his recent, headline-grabbing statements about discrimination against gay Americans in the workplace. As you will no doubt […]

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Medicaid program is still broken

| September 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

Editorial published in the Jacksonville Daily News, September 29, 2014. North Carolina taxpayers have spent more than $7.2 million on consultants for the department that administers Medicaid and other human services programs since Gov. Pat McCrory took office. Much of that money has been in the form of a no-bid contract for one firm. There […]

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Prison system needs reform in treatment of mentally ill

| September 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

Editorial published in the Winston-Salem Journal, September 29, 2014. It’s hard to overstate the travesty that occurred in March when a North Carolina inmate with mental illness died of thirst. Only worse is the fact that, after an investigation, the state hasn’t released its findings and many questions remain unanswered. This incident, coming after others […]

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Science, sea level and NC lawmakers

| September 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

Editorial by the Greensboro News and Record, September 29, 2014. Most members of the science panel studying sea levels along North Carolina’s coast are … scientists. This might not have been expected two years ago when Republican state legislators decided they’d rather stick their heads in wet sand than accept dire forecasts of devastating sea-level […]

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Not clean enough

| September 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

Editorial by the News and Record, September 28, 2014. Duke Energy didn’t finish cleaning up the Dan River. Nor its reputation. It pledged at least another $2 million to the effort last week, part of a $10 million water resources fund that will provide grants in five states. “I made a pledge we would do […]

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After SPIN! Video – 09/28/14 – “What Didn’t You Get To Say?”

| September 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

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

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Thirsting for compassion

| September 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

Editorial cartoon by John Cole, published in NC Policy Watch, September 29, 2014. http://www.ncpolicywatch.com/2014/09/29/thirsting-for-compassion/

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Healthcare is going through a once-in-a-lifetime transformation

| September 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

By Roger A. Robertson, president of Vidant Community Hospitals, published in The Daily Reflector, September 27, 2014. The American health care system is going through a once-in-a-lifetime transformation. Many of these changes are for the better. In the state of North Carolina, these changes are playing out in ways that are quite evident but not […]

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Domestic violence is more than an NFL issue

| September 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

Editorial by Rocky Mount Telegram, September 25, 2014. If there is one positive outcome of the NFL’s high-profile domestic violence cases, it has been a long overdue discussion of relationships and abusive behavior. In classrooms, at the water cooler, at dinner tables and everywhere else, it seems, ordinary people are speaking their minds about a […]

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