Balanced Debate For The Old North State.

This week's NC SPIN has hot debate for these cold days. Show #1096 begins with the four bills Governor Cooper vetoed and discusses why he is  known as "Governor Veto." We ask when the legislature will approve new congressional districts and whether they will delay the March primary elections. We look back at education topics we've continuously discussed in the 21 years NC SPIN has been on the air and ask the panel to tell us something we don't know. This week's panel includes former House Speaker Joe Mavretic, former State Senator Howard Lee, The Newsroom's director, Chris Fitzsimon and syndicated columnist and author John Hood. Thank you for watching NC SPIN Friday night at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 12:30 p.m. Or you can watch anytime after 5 p.m. Friday by streaming our YouTube broadcast from our website.  

My Spin by Tom Campbell

Miseducating our children

North Carolina's test scores on reading and math are not just disappointing, they are indicting. We are miseducating too many of our state's children. Read More

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Senator No and Governor Yes

Voters look at the office of Governor and Senator very differently. We elect Democrats to do good things in Raleigh. We elect Senators to stop bad things in Washington.    Read More

by Gary Pearce   |   November 7, 2019


An anti-free speech conference in Greensboro

Branson Inscore, writing in the James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal, reports on a conference where the problem is not enough free speech in public but instead is too much free speech.    Read More

November 7, 2019










Deficit Alarm Bells

Most every economist agrees the current deficit of spending more than our country takes in is unsustainable. Why aren't we listening to the deficit alarm bells?    Read More

by D. G. Martin   |   November 1, 2019