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Government programs can never replicate the value of voluntary charity
More coronavirus relief? The numbers are already eye-popping
Disgraceful race baiting attack emerges on two NC judicial candidates in closest statewide race
The Charlotte Observer published an inflammatory, race baiting, factless opinion piece that is a disservice to its readers and is insulting to Chief Justice Cherie Beasley and Chief Justice-elect Paul Newby. In the piece titled, “In Chief Justice Beasley’s loss, race again played a troubling role,” Summey compares Chief Justice Beasley’s 400 vote loss in 2020, to the 1974 loss of District Court Judge Elreta Alexander, an African American woman in a Republican primary to a non-college graduate white candidate. Of course, both Justice Beasley and Justice Newby are highly educated and qualified, nor was this race a primary. The comparison of two races held 46 years apart is absurd on its face.
Stop quoting election law; we’re counting ballots!
Are government agencies allowed to elevate administrative procedures above laws passed by the legislature when those laws make their jobs inconvenient?
Conservative Paul Newby wins chief justice race; new era on State Supreme Court begins
After failing to earn a statewide hand recount and unable to get Democratic boards of elections to accept ballots already deemed unlawful, Chief Justice Cheri Beasley conceded the North Carolina Supreme Court Chief Justice race on Saturday December 12, 2020. The Saturday morning concession, 39 days after the election, clears the way for Justice Paul...
Democrat controlled local election boards find little merit in Beasley’s protests
Beasley’s last gasp is continuing to seek new votes in hopes of securing a win. She has filed protests in 90 counties to get changes in their vote tallies in an attempt to overturn the result. Specifically, Beasley asked the Democrat controlled local boards of elections to reconsider already rejected absentee and provisional ballots.
No, Gov. Cooper, the economy is not a light bulb controlled by a ‘dimmer switch’
Conservative tax reforms paying off for NC families
Karen Pence making progress on occupational licensing reform for military spouses
NC Democratic Socialists of America serve up woke but gloomy agenda
A tale of two recessions: Conservative budgeting has NC far better prepared to weather Covid recession compared to Great Recession
Entering the endgame of the Beasley-Newby saga
Despite court victory, voter ID could still be years away
Democrats and Republicans: they may not be who we think they are
News and Observer makes racially inflammatory accusations with zero evidence
The Civitas Partisan Index was highly accurate in 2020
State audit raises yet more questions about NC Department of Public Instruction
NCAE said they would “change the players in the game.” Did they? Part II
NCAE said they would “change the players in the game.” Did they?
What Tuesday’s results mean for education
Republican Catherine Truitt wins NC’s top Ed job
Coronavirus lockdowns are great for exposing the limousine liberals
A simple Thanksgiving lesson you can learn from Hank Williams
Can there be unity and healing with attacks on religious liberty and an erosion of rights?
North Carolina embraces a conservative agenda again
How would you grade the media for their election coverage?
A Civitalk Farewell: Reflections, Books, and Generosity
Shifting sentiments, woke Santa, and the best part of 2020
Tis the season for political intrigue
Turkeys, toilet paper droughts, and looming shutdowns
The future of travel and conservative gains in North Carolina
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