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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.

Questioning the Narrative of “Underfunded” Public Schools in Low-Income Areas

Questioning the Narrative of “Underfunded” Public Schools in Low-Income Areas

The narrative of public schools in low-income areas being starved of resources is well worn and unquestioned in education policy circles. A closer look at the data, however, shows poor counties receive higher levels of education funding.

Records Show Bias Against Conservative Groups at UNC

Records Show Bias Against Conservative Groups at UNC

A UNC event shows how the conversation about “diversity” on college campuses specifically excludes those who do not agree with the higher education establishment.

Why Seeing Walker in Person Illuminates 2016

Why Seeing Walker in Person Illuminates 2016

On a mild, overcast June 5 in Raleigh, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker stepped up to the microphone in the garden of a private home. His appearance shows us a great deal about the race for the White House.

NC Higher Ed Funding: Facts Squelch Claims

NC Higher Ed Funding: Facts Squelch Claims

Ever since Republicans gained majorities in the North Carolina General Assembly in 2010 and won the governor’s office in 2012, Democrats and Progressives have lamented the decline of higher education and especially the University of North Carolina System. Anyone who reviews the snapshots can only conclude the conventional wisdom doesn’t…

Impending Audit Could Spell End for NCAE Dues Check Off

Impending Audit Could Spell End for NCAE Dues Check Off

Neither the North Carolina Association of Educators (NCAE) nor the Office of the State Auditor is any stranger to media attention. Between the NCAE’s dues check off litigation and the State Auditor’s recent report on corruption at DHHS, both organizations have seen their share of the limelight. But an impending…

BIG SOLAR III: PAC Funnels Cronies’ Money to Candidates

BIG SOLAR III: PAC Funnels Cronies’ Money to Candidates

In part three of our series on the solar power industry, we will look to highlight one of Big Solar’s key channels for spending on political campaigns – and what Big Solar’s success would do to North Carolina.

Poll Reflects Decade of NC Voters’ Views

Poll Reflects Decade of NC Voters’ Views

The most recent Civitas Poll of North Carolina voters compared their current views with those of voters in May 2005, when we took our first poll. Despite demographic and political shifts, many findings were similar.

4 Reasons to Support Education Savings Accounts

4 Reasons to Support Education Savings Accounts

School choice remains a top education priority for the North Carolina General Assembly. Now North Carolinians may be getting a peek at what the next iteration of school choice may look like.

Ten Democrat Tax Hikes That Slammed NC Families

Ten Democrat Tax Hikes That Slammed NC Families

A sample of tax increases approved by Democrat-controlled legislatures that imposed a heavier tax burden – especially on lower- and middle-class households -- exposes the Left's hypocritical budget spin.

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