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Did Shorter Early-Voting Hours Result in Long Voting Lines?

Did Shorter Early-Voting Hours Result in Long Voting Lines?

The State Board of Elections will meet this Thursday at 1 p.m. The SBOE is meeting to appoint new county board of elections members. They will also determine whether the local boards that are seeking to modify their early voting hours for the November election have met with the approval…

Blueprint NC’s Role in VIVA Lawsuit

Blueprint NC’s Role in VIVA Lawsuit

A parade of witnesses came to testify against North Carolina’s new voting reforms – but a look at their backgrounds shows they all have ties to the radical liberal network of groups known as Blueprint NC and/or have strong ties to the Democratic Party. U.S. District Judge Thomas D. Schroeder…

Teacher Pay, Corporate Welfare and Banjo Museums

Teacher Pay, Corporate Welfare and Banjo Museums

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly in the 2014-15 NC Budget. News accounts of the recently-passed $21.1 billion General Fund budget focus primarily on the teacher pay raise provided by budget writers. There is much more, however, included in the North Carolina budget worthy of mention. Some of it…

How Teachers Can Get a $450 Raise

How Teachers Can Get a $450 Raise

As part of a campaign to inform employees and union workers of their rights, the Civitas Institute will be educating North Carolina teachers and other school employees about how they can give themselves an average $450 a year pay increase by leaving the North Carolina Association of Educators (NCAE). The…

New Civitas Poll: Tillis Rebounds Against Hagan

New Civitas Poll: Tillis Rebounds Against Hagan

The latest Civitas Institute Poll shows that House Speaker Thom Tillis has edged back into the lead in a head-to-head matchup with Sen. Kay Hagan in the U.S. Senate race. When voters were asked about only those two candidates, Tillis, a Republican, was the choice of 45 percent of registered…

Time to Slow Down the Runaway Solar Train

Time to Slow Down the Runaway Solar Train

Trains are notoriously hard to slow down – even when we need them to. North Carolina’s solar subsidies, some of the most generous in the nation, are sort of like a runaway train that just keeps moving forward. Maybe now is the time to tap the brakes. With the intention…

How to Reboot the Constitution

How to Reboot the Constitution

It is clear to any observer that the Federal government has grown to an untenable size, and that it has become increasingly more abusive of its powers. Something clearly needs to change, yet it seems unlikely that anything will substantively be improved in the near future, at least in Washington.…

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 –…

Voter ID Laws Won’t Disenfranchise College Students

Voter ID Laws Won’t Disenfranchise College Students

As a federal court case regarding election reform laws passed by North Carolina legislators in 2013 has become a major national news item, we await a judge’s ruling in the preliminary injunction hearing. Plaintiffs in the case include the ACLU of North Carolina, the League of Women Voters, and the…

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