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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…

Hearing Underscores Vote Fraud Reality

Hearing Underscores Vote Fraud Reality

A recent hearing reminded us all about the reality of voter fraud in North Carolina. On Dec. 9, the State Board of Elections (SBOE) heard three different appeals stemming from protests that were dismissed by the local boards of elections in Durham, Scotland and New Hanover counties. In two of…

N&O Takes a Toll on Truth

N&O Takes a Toll on Truth

By now, most of us have come to expect the left-wing bias of the Raleigh News & Observer. Part of that bias includes efforts to promote their chosen narrative by presenting questionable data while ignoring more relevant facts.

Wake School Estimates Must Be Double-Checked

Wake School Estimates Must Be Double-Checked

Before Wake County asks taxpayers to pay for more buildings, the school system needs to ensure its population estimates are accurate. In October 2013, Wake County voters approved an $810 million bond referendum to finance new schools and repairs.  Now, little over a year later, community leaders are saying that…

Why Newspapers Are Dying

Why Newspapers Are Dying

Reporter Lynn Bonner and the News and Observer showed us once again why people have stopped buying newspapers: Reporters keep trying to make the news, not report it. That’s exactly what Bonner did recently in her article, “NC education department used Koch-funded group for proposed history lessons.” Yes, did you…

From the ‘There Is No Voter Fraud in NC’ File

From the ‘There Is No Voter Fraud in NC’ File

The midterm elections saw record turnout and relatively few glitches, but a few things stood out to undermine the liberal claim that “there is no voter fraud in North Carolina.” Here are just a few examples of potential or actual fraud. Famous Felon Votes No voter fraud here? Tell that…

The Secrets of Coolidge’s Success

The Secrets of Coolidge’s Success

Author Amity Shlaes had heartening words for conservatives when she spoke at a Civitas event this fall. As the biographer of Calvin Coolidge, Miss Shlaes knew he had faced social upheaval, powerful opposition groups, and economic trouble. Yet he faced down the police unions, actually cut Washington spending, and freed…

Are taxpayers footing the bill for union group’s expenses?

Are taxpayers footing the bill for union group’s expenses?

It appears the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) have been providing free office space for years to the local branch of an organization with close ties to state and national, politically-active teacher unions. Few people know that the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Retired School Personnel Association (CMRSP) has an office inside the district’s Bishop Spaugh…

McCrory Should Listen to Voters on Medicaid Expansion

McCrory Should Listen to Voters on Medicaid Expansion

If he’s not careful, Gov. Pat McCrory may be on course to have a “Pence problem” in 2015. In the days immediately following the mid-term elections, Gov. Pat McCrory insisted that – in spite of his party maintaining strong supermajority status in both houses of the General Assembly – North…

Bill Gates: Hypocrisy 2.0

Bill Gates: Hypocrisy 2.0

Billionaire Bill Gates, who has spent millions advocating for and implementing the Common Core Standards in 44 states and thousands of public schools across the United States, sends his children to a private school where it’s hard to find any mention of the increasingly unpopular Common Core. Gates’ three children…

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