Corruption & Ethics

NC’s ‘Steyer’ Wants to Re-educate Conservatives

NC’s ‘Steyer’ Wants to Re-educate Conservatives

The physical resemblance is uncanny, but it’s not the only thing Jay Faison and Tom Steyer have in common. They both are wealthy political environmental activists who have decided they will spend their millions/billions to support the politics of environmentalism and the agenda of Big Solar.

Clarity, Enforcement Needed in State Public Records Laws

Clarity, Enforcement Needed in State Public Records Laws

Last week, the Civitas Institute dropped our public records lawsuit against the Alamance County Board of Elections and Alamance County attorney. To the credit of the board and county attorney, the entire issue was resolved in less than four months. Unfortunately, this is lightning fast compared to the turnaround time…

Mapping the Left: Introduction

Mapping the Left: Introduction

In North Carolina, left-wing nonprofit advocacy groups for decades have wielded an alarming amount of power in the media, state politics, and government. They work together, both in loose coalitions and organized networks, to influence and control public policy. Only now, however, is there a user-friendly online database that sheds…

Naughty & Nice

Naughty & Nice

Naughty and Nice: North Carolina had plenty of both this year. Here is our list! Naughty: Bob Hall of Democracy North Carolina, for making false claims about the 2014 elections in order to undercut NC’s common-sense election reforms. Nice: The State Board of Elections and most county elections boards, for…

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,…

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