Author: Jim Tynen

July 2015 Civitas Newspaper

July 2015 Civitas Newspaper

The July, 2015 edition of our newspaper included an analysis of the state Senate and House budgets; how an NC millionaire is backing the global warming movement; the Center on for Law and Freedom and larger trends; thoughts on the Confederate flag; reining in excessive school testing; the Civitas Poll…


End Costly State Mandates on Electric Power

In 2007, North Carolina legislators enacted a renewable energy portfolio standard. Simply put, these standards require that a certain percentage of energy provided by NC utilities come from so-called renewable sources. Solar, wind, hydropower and even biomass are considered “renewable” sources of energy under this law. This law has forced…


Event to Spotlight School Choice, Economic Growth

The Civitas Institute will bring researchers and experts together on July 15 to examine how school choice might affect economic growth in a community.


Civitas Poll Highlights Political Trends

The latest Civitas Poll of registered North Carolina voters offers insights on key political trends


CLF joins with Chowan residents concerned for property rights, safety

The Civitas Institute Center for Law and Freedom (CLF) is advising a group of Chowan County residents who believe the county’s current ordinance regarding wind turbines does not adequately account for the health, safety, and property rights of county residents.


Civitas Poll Shows Presidential Favorites

A new Civitas Poll of registered North Carolina voters sheds light on voters’ presidential preferences more than a year ahead of the actual polling.


As Pollsters Find Lagging Support, Hagan Drops Out

As the news was breaking that former Sen. Kay Hagan would not seek a Senate seat in 2016, Civitas-commissioned pollsters were finding that the Democrat had less support from NC voters than the Republican incumbents in the Senate and the Governor’s Office.

Another Relic of Racist Past: Progressivism

Another Relic of Racist Past: Progressivism

The news is about Confederate flags or statutes of rebel leaders. But another issue is the intertwined history of progressivism and racism.

June 2015 Civitas Newspaper

June 2015 Civitas Newspaper

This edition of NC Capitol Connection looked at the new state House budget; how a PAC funneled money to political campaigns on behalf of Big Solar; seeing Scott Walker in person; four reasons to back education savings accounts; the CLF; the latest Civitas Poll; and the supposed teacher shortage. To…

Three Reasons the Future is Conservative

Three Reasons the Future is Conservative

The cliché is that conservatives are stuck in the past, but the truth is that our ideas provide the best way to move into an increasingly turbulent future.

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