NC Spin Articles

Boxing Out

This isn’t Bev Perdue’s first rodeo. She knew full well that her budget proposals were dead on arrival at the General Assembly, but she was thinking ahead to the fall elections and, even though...    Read More

May 11, 2012

Early Election Analysis

Tune in this week’s NC SPIN for more in-depth analysis on the elections, but here is some early analysis on Tuesday’s primary election. The turnout was a bit higher than most expected. The average...    Read More

May 9, 2012

Primary Predictions - Audience Survey

Here's your SPIN on Tuesday's Primary Election - Audience Survey Responses Question 1. Regarding early voting: I already voted. 29.2% I plan to vote early. 27.0% I plan to vote May 8th. 43.8% I do not...    Read More

May 6, 2012

Do we all deserve the boot?

Council of State and high-ranking state officials receive special license plates with very low numbers. So do legislators, DOT board members and other appointed officials. Whereas the tags might...    Read More

May 5, 2012

The Short Session

Lost in all the emotion and buildup to Tuesday’s election is the reality that the General Assembly convenes for the short session Wednesday, May 16th. Lawmakers got some good news when they learned...    Read More

May 4, 2012

10 Dollars and Hope

Airport layovers are two words travelers dread, but sometimes they result in a pleasant surprise. We decided to have a snack while waiting for our flight home from Dallas. The woman at the small table...    Read More

May 3, 2012

Wanting the best for our students

Discipline your children, or someone who doesn’t love them will,” a friend with older children once advised us. I thought of that admonition when Senate President Pro Tem Phil Berger revealed the...    Read More

April 26, 2012

The Death of Facts

Once in awhile we read a column we feel worthy of sharing with you. The following was printed in the Chicago Tribune by Rex Huppke. Enjoy The Death of Facts By Rex W. Huppke, Chicago Tribune reporter...    Read More

April 22, 2012

The Democrats' Scandal

We asked members of our NC SPIN panel their impressions of the scandal in the North Carolina Democratic Party. Be sure to watch this week’s show, but here are some other responses: From former House...    Read More

April 19, 2012