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Top 5 in ’14: What The Legislature Should Be Doing This Session

Top 5 in ’14: What The Legislature Should Be Doing This Session

The state legislature is back in session this week. The consensus around th e state capital is that this year’s “short session” will live up to its name. But just because legislators won’t be in town for very long doesn’t mean they shouldn’t address some important issues. Following is a…

 

Real Justice: Keeping What You Earn

With April 15 behind us, North Carolina taxpayers can look forward to a new era, because 2013 will be the final year of the state’s “progressive” income tax. Good riddance! For not only does research and sound economic theory demonstrate that progressive income taxes harm economic growth, but justifications of…

 

The N&O’s “Budget Disaster” Narrative Highly Misleading

The N&O and their progressive allies have been going to great lengths to make hay over the recently reported projections of a $455 million shortfall of state budget revenue this fiscal year. But why is the newspaper making such a fuss this year, when many recent state budgets missed their…

 

DC GOP Establishment Flops in NC

In a race that saw big outside money spent by “independent groups,” the Washington establishment suffered a defeat. I am not talking about the GOP primary for the U.S. Senate race to face Sen. Kay Hagan, which, by the end, was not really competitive; I am talking about the 3rd…

 

NC Supreme Court Hears Racial Justice Act Cases and Now We wait Again

North Carolina’s Supreme Court justices heard two oral arguments several weeks ago about two separate Racial Justice Act cases. Lawyers representing four death-row inmates whose sentences were converted to life without a possibility for parole argued that statistics from a Michigan State University Study show that racial bias infected the…

 

NC Supreme Court Race Displays Blowback from Voting Changes

A race for the state Supreme Court is highlighting how changes in judicial elections may come back to bite the Democratic Party and the high court justice who once benefited from the changes. If Justice Robin Hudson is unseated in this year’s elections, it might be because of the unintended…

 

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…

 

North Carolina Medicaid Reform: A Primary Care Provider Analysis

I am a primary care physician with over 20 years experience delivering care in the Army and to North Carolina’s Medicaid population, and currently run a pediatric clinic in Burlington. Governor McCrory’s administration has recently announced their plans to “reform” the state’s Medicaid program, with the primary change being a…

 

The Left Lies About Growing Paychecks in NC

North Carolina’s historic 2013 tax reform is once again under attack, and once again the critics are using misleading claims and false narratives to deceive the public. Based on a flawed report produced by the NC Justice Center’s Budget & Tax Center, new ads falsely claim that most North Carolinians…

 

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…

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