Author: Susan Myrick

SPECIAL REPORT: ‘Conservatives’ Pushing Big Solar Funded by the Left

SPECIAL REPORT: ‘Conservatives’ Pushing Big Solar Funded by the Left

By Francis De Luca and Susan Myrick PART I What do President Barack Obama and a growing number of Republicans in the North Carolina General Assembly have in common? The answer – their love of major solar energy companies – Big Solar, for short. As for the President – everyone…

Bad Bill of the Week: Restoring Early Voting Days

Bad Bill of the Week: Restoring Early Voting Days

They say “timing is everything”, but it’s hard to understand the timing behind this week’s “Bad Bill of the Week”; House Bill 239, Restore Early Voting Days. HB 239’s primary sponsors Larry Hall (D-Durham), Marvin Lucas (D-Cumberland), Garland Pierce (D-Hoke) and Pricey Harrison (D-Guilford) are joined by 32 other sponsors –…

Mary Mountcastle and the Reynolds Family Connections

Mary Mountcastle and the Reynolds Family Connections

It can be very difficult to grasp or visualize the vastness of the network of left-wing groups in North Carolina. But one way to start is with the key group on the left – and the family that dominates it. Our research has confirmed that the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation has abandoned…

Civitas Poll: NC Voters Support Laws Protecting Elections

Civitas Poll: NC Voters Support Laws Protecting Elections

The most recent Civitas Poll shows North Carolina voters strongly support laws protecting the integrity and stature of the election process. “North Carolinians recognize the importance of fair and honest elections, and they strongly support the steps needed to protect the process,” said Susan Myrick, Elections Policy Analyst for the…

David Neal and the Reynolds Family Connections

David Neal and the Reynolds Family Connections

Mapping the Left It can be very difficult to grasp or visualize the vastness of the network of left-wing groups in North Carolina. But one way to start is with the key group on the left, the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation – and the family that dominates it. There are literally hundreds…

Can a Redistricting Panel Avoid Politics?

Can a Redistricting Panel Avoid Politics?

Kudos to Senate leader Phil Berger for his incisive answer as to whether he would support an independent redistricting commission. According to Gary Robertson of the Associated Press, Berger said: “I have yet to see a so-called independent redistricting commission that is truly independent. … I’m still out there looking…

Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation: Roots of Radicalism

Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation: Roots of Radicalism

From Mapping the Left: The Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation hasn’t always been the largest funder of liberal activist organizations in North Carolina. But just as the Reynolds family moved away from the legacy of its founding patriarch, in time the foundation abandoned its roots in free-market innovation and success to…

Mapping the Left: Introduction

Mapping the Left: Introduction

In North Carolina, left-wing nonprofit advocacy groups for decades have wielded an alarming amount of power in the media, state politics, and government. They work together, both in loose coalitions and organized networks, to influence and control public policy. Only now, however, is there a user-friendly online database that sheds…

Why Is McCrory Admin Charging to Look Up Records?

Why Is McCrory Admin Charging to Look Up Records?

The state Department of Transportation (DOT) is reportedly charging the Southern Environmental Law Center (SELC) for merely looking up public records in its files – and that’s before providing the records themselves. According to The News & Observer, the SELC has requested to look at DOT emails, but the agency…

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…

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