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“Loaded Question” – Joe Stewart

| July 24, 2014 | 0 Comments
“Loaded Question” – Joe Stewart

This NC SPIN Perspectives interview is with Joe Stewart, Executive Director of NC Free Enterprise Foundation. In this video Stewart answers Tom’s loaded question.

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If Dan Blue….

| July 24, 2014 | 0 Comments
If Dan Blue….

by Carter Wrenn, Talking About Politics, July 23, 2014. As soon as Conor the Jessecrat sat down at our regular political dinner he unfolded a newspaper, pointed, and said, There’s a headline to strike terror in every Congressman’s heart.  I read ‘Judge Orders Districts Redrawn’ and thought about the half-a-dozen lawsuits in North Carolina about redistricting but it […]

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The troubling agreement behind the budget posturing

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The troubling agreement behind the budget posturing

by Chris Fitzsimon, NC Policy Watch and NC SPIN panelist, July 23, 2014. Another week at the General Assembly,  another round of posturing on the budget , and another set of damaging and unnecessary budget cuts proposed because lawmakers are determined to give corporations and the wealthy yet another tax break. That’s the summary of […]

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Public School Forum not public

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Public School Forum not public

Editorial by Greenville Daily Reflector, July 23, 2014. The North Carolina Public School Forum met in Greenville on Tuesday to discuss with public officials and candidates for public office pressing issues regarding public education. Unfortunately, the meeting was closed to those at the very heart of the Public School Forum’s mission — the public. The […]

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Obamacare ruling may roil North Caroina

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Obamacare ruling may roil North Caroina

by Jim Tynen, Civitas Review online, July 23, 2014. The latest chaos associated with Obamacare could have an impact on North Carolina. A ruling yesterday by a federal court was a major jolt to the health care law. A D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals panel wrote that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) does not allow the IRS to pay subsidies to […]

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North Carolina children face a troubling future

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North Carolina children face a troubling future

Editorial by News and Observer, July 23, 2014. The Annie E. Casey Foundation is in the business of looking out for the interests of children, particularly poor children, and uses periodic data to report on the “state of the child” in all states. The KIDS COUNT Data Book does not have good news for kids […]

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It’s time to fix North Carolina’s bridges

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It’s time to fix North Carolina’s bridges

Editorial by News and Observer, July 23, 2014. Gov. Pat McCrory and Republican legislative leaders are facing an issue that will test their governing and budgeting ability. The Charlotte Observer reports that 14 percent of North Carolina’s rural bridges have structural problems – called deficiencies – and that the state is 14th in the nation […]

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Education’s broad value

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Education’s broad value

Editorial by Durham Herald-Sun, July 23, 2014. Colleges and universities are facing more and more scrutiny these days over the value of the education they provide and the degrees they grant. That is understandable – college costs continue to rise, student debt has become a troubling burden for many graduates (and even greater burden for […]

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“November Election” – Joe Stewart

| July 23, 2014 | 0 Comments
“November Election” – Joe Stewart

This NC SPIN Perspectives interview is with Joe Stewart, Executive Director of NC Free Enterprise Foundation. In this video Stewart speaks on November elections.

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Where’s the Democrats’ Art Pope?

| July 23, 2014 | 0 Comments
Where’s the Democrats’ Art Pope?

by Carter Wrenn, Talking About Politics, Juy 22, 2014. Art Pope’s critics often accuse him of “buying the State of North Carolina.” If he did, he got it cheap.   The Washington Post this weekend published its obligatory profile about the mild-mannered retail magnate who became the Superman ruling over North Carolina’s budget, politics and university […]

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