RSSCategory: NC SPIN Perspectives – Opinions from NC Leaders & Organizations

Special NC SPIN with 4-H panel

| August 19, 2016 | 1 Comment

If you want to know how our Millennial generation thinks be sure to watch this week’s edition of NC SPIN as we feature a panel of 4-H students in North Carolina. These young people will surprise and impress you with their insights. They are: Callie Steger from Sanford, in Lee County; Kerry Aguilera-Pineda from Harmony, in Yadkin […]

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Media bias

| August 19, 2016 | 2 Comments

by Tom Campbell, Executive Producer and Moderator, NC SPIN, August 17, 2016. Let us settle for all time the question whether there is bias in the media. Of course bias exists and anyone who tells you differently is prevaricating. Reporters, along with the rest of us, are a product of where we were raised, our […]

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Health plan costs set to soar

| August 19, 2016 | 3 Comments

by Jim Tynen, Civitas Review online, August 17, 2016. The cost of Affordable Care Act policies in North Carolina seems poised to rise sharply, as Obamacare’s death spiral looms. Insurer Aetna is going to dump its individual Affordable Care Act (ACA) policies in North Carolina and 10 other states, the news media report. The reason: the […]

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Appreciating greatness as it passes by

| August 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

Editorial by Chicago Tribune, reprinted by Burlington Times-News, August 18, 2016. These Olympics are golden, aren’t they? We’ve tumbled for American gymnast Simone Biles and her coach Aimee Boorman. We’ve been awed by the U.S. women’s basketball team, players who’ve won their games by an average of 40.8 points and appear to be cruising toward […]

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Uncertainty, anxiety in new school year for transgender students

| August 19, 2016 | 2 Comments

by Joe Killian, NC Policy Watch, August 18, 2016. LGBT advocates, Republican leadership await court ruling on HB2 injunction As North Carolina families load up at back-to-school sales this week, a looming question remains for North Carolina students: Will they be returning to public schools and universities where House Bill 2 still dictates which restrooms […]

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Without a thought

| August 19, 2016 | 1 Comment

by Carter Wrenn, Talking About Politics, August 18, 2016. The 24-hour-news-cycle has turned into a 20-minute-news-cycle which doesn’t leave much time to think. About all a reporter – who has a publisher demanding a new story so he can sell more Internet ads on his website – can do is grab the latest tweet by […]

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The GOP effort to suppress the African American vote continues

| August 19, 2016 | 3 Comments

by Chris Fitzsimon, NC Policy Watch and NC SPIN panelist, August 17, 2016. An extraordinary thing happened three weeks ago when the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit threw out most of the massive voter suppression law passed by the General Assembly in 2013 and signed by Gov. Pat McCrory. The court found that […]

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Rucho: Biased judges made redistricting decision before hearing evidence

| August 19, 2016 | 5 Comments

by Senator Bob Rucho, published in The Charlotte Observer, August 17, 2016.From Sen. Bob Rucho, R-Mecklenburg, in response to “Legislators rebuked yet again” (Aug. 15 editorial):The Observer editorial board once again proves you can spin a fairy tale, but have trouble remembering the facts. Rucho File photo Your revised account of history leaves out that North […]

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McCrory should drop election-law appeal

| August 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

Editorial by Winston-Salem Journal, August 18, 2016. Gov. Pat McCrory has every right to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to stay the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals’ decision regarding the legislature’s discriminatory election law, as he did Monday, But he should drop his unwise request. The Fourth Circuit has already spoken loudly and clearly on […]

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Trump leads among Unaffiliated voters in Civitas poll

| August 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

by Demi Dowdy, Civitas Institute, August 18, 2016. A Civitas poll of North Carolina unaffiliated voters found that Donald Trump leads Hillary Clinton in a head-to-head match up, 38-28. Civitas President Francis De Luca said, “Unaffiliated voters indicate they are less certain about who they’ll end up voting for compared to this time in 2012. […]

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