NC Spin Articles



15 Yard penalty for taunting

Imagine if you will that Governor Pat McCrory is a star wide-receiver playing for the Carolina Panthers in a Sunday afternoon NFL game.  The Panthers are playing a longtime rival such as the...    Read More

by Brad Crone   |   August 2, 2013


Some of the people all of the time

Make no mistake. The Republican spin machine is out in force trying to cover up the damage they’ve done to public education. The truth-challenged Governor Pat McCrory was leading the charge...    Read More

August 2, 2013

Make Redistricting fair to voters

Editorial, Jacksonville Daily News, July 30, 2013. The process for drawing legislative and congressional districts in North Carolina is not intended to serve the voters. It serves politicians...    Read More

August 2, 2013

How to Read State Budgets

Since the end of the 2013 legislative session, I’ve had dozens of calls, emails, and Facebook messages from North Carolinians asking for help in sorting out the various and conflicting political...    Read More

by John Hood   |   August 2, 2013



The hubbub over ending the tax-free weekend

How big a crowd would turn out if a retailer ran a sales ad touting an 8 percent price reduction? In today’s bargain-shopping world it’s likely very few. Yet a scan of editorials in papers and...    Read More

August 2, 2013

Semantics doesn't change GOP's intent

Editorial by Rocky Mount Telegram, August 2, 2013. Perhaps it was inevitable. When politicians run for office, they make promises. Then once they’re elected, some of those promises get ... broken...    Read More

August 2, 2013


Power grab casts doubt on judiciary

Editorial by Fayetteville Observer, August 2, 2013. Never mind speculation, accusations and denials. You can scan the two and a half pages of the newly enacted House Bill 652 and see exactly what the...    Read More

August 2, 2013