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
Rob Jenkins writes in the James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal that college enrollment has dropped 10 percent in the past eight years. And unfortunately, it is going to get worse. Read More
A team of mathematicians generated congressional district maps under neutral criteria. 55 percent of them produced a likely split of 8 Republicans and 5 Democrats. Read More
Our criminal laws are confusing, complicated and duplicative. Many have been declared unconstitutional; others are impossible to enforce. We need criminal law reform. Read More
After 1,171 bills, 9 vetoes and 186 new laws the session many lawmakers thought would never end, did. Read More
Despite some awkward moves by the administration Republican conspiracy theories about the pipeline keep running into a dead end. Read More
The popular conception is that urban areas vote for Democrats while rural areas vote Republican. But voter registration data indicates there might be nuances to this narrative. Read More
A "scumbag" and a "bottom feeder" is how a Berger staffer defined revelations that the Pro-Tem was illegally using campaign funds. Read More
We want more affordable housing and less traffic congestion, but government obstacles often get in the way. Read More
As D. G. Martin revises his books on North Carolina's Roadside Eateries too often he has to insert the words "the late" beside the name of the founders. Read More
Lindsay Marchello of Carolina Journal writes a summary of the latest Civitas Poll. It has some interesting data about the 2020 elections. Read More