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Corruption & Ethics

Barber’s ‘Morality’ Based on Government Violence

Barber’s ‘Morality’ Based on Government Violence

Recent comments from Rev. William Barber, self-appointed spokesman for the “Moral Monday” protests and leader of the NC state chapter of the NAACP, confirm that his vision for society endorses an aggressive use of violence against innocent individuals, and seeks to negate morality itself. At a convention of far-left activists…

Drivers Test? Democracy NC Flunks

Drivers Test? Democracy NC Flunks

A recent blog post published by a liberal organization outlines the experiences of two students who sought to acquire free state-issued voter photo IDs from the NC DMV. Alyssa Davis and Evelyn Bradley, both of whom are summer interns for Democracy NC, attend North Carolina colleges as out-of-state students –…


Racist Roots: Progressives Sought White Supremacy in 1898

In our Spring 2014 Civitas Review magazine, Civitas' Susan Myrick looked back at a dark chapter in North Carolina history -- the "White Supremacy" campaign of 1898. White progressive Democrats ran an avowedly racist campaign to remove blacks from political life. The photo on the front page of the web…


Possible Judicial Bias in North Carolina Voter ID Case

Remarks made by an associate justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court at a Democratic Party fund-raising dinner, as well as her membership in a private organization, raise serious questions about her possible bias against the state’s new voter ID law. Under applicable judicial ethics rules, she should remove herself…


But Wait There’s More! Event Center to Cost Extra $4.8 Million!

With a City Councilman who is a race baiter and a “Witness Wednesday” arrestee, another councilman who voted to give money to an organization of which he is a board member, and plenty of other questions about whether an event center would be a good investment, why should we trust…


What UNC’s Poverty Center Was Hiding

A public records request filed by the Civitas Institute confirms that the UNC Poverty Center continues to use publicly funded resources for blatantly political activities in ways that are inappropriate, violate UNC policies, and possibly illegal. Email records show that the center – formally the UNC Center for Poverty, Work,…


Barber Attacks Religious Right — But Who Is Really ‘Just Running Their Mouths’?

By Dr. Mark Creech Last month, in a sermon the media described as “fire and thunder,” [1] the Rev. William Barber, head of the NC NAACP, mounted the pulpit of Zion Baptist Church in Columbia, South Carolina, and began to excoriate all things political — to the right. Barber singled…


Portrait of a Hit Piece

Bill Moyers – for many years an advocate on television for liberal causes — recently gave North Carolina a lesson in how to disguise bias and distortions as news, and we should pay attention to how he did it. Moyers & Company, his outfit, recently put out a TV/online program…


The Man Who Would Dismantle the Constitution

Meet Herbert Croly, one of the most important political theorists in American history. Along with Woodrow Wilson, Herbert Croly was instrumental in describing an alternative vision of government that was radically different than the one pictured by the Founding Fathers – Progressivism. Croly lived during the Progressive Era in the…


The Real Fraud: Government ‘Economic Development’ Programs

In many ways, the scandal at the RBTC is only the latest example of the problems inherent in publicly-funded economic development programs.

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