While the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) have officially been around since 1982, only recently have they emerged as a growing movement in North Carolina. The organization’s ... Keep Reading
Interview: Dan Bishop ‘frustrated’ by Cooper’s ‘roadblocks’ and ‘obfuscation’ on reopening
A Charlotte Observer article covering the back and forth on the reopening protests between Rep. Dan Bishop (R-NC) and his upcoming congressional opponent prompted Civitas to reach ... Keep Reading
A few thoughts on the politics of reopening our state economy
As just about everybody knows at this point, there is no magic flick of a light switch to reopen our states and the economy. We've heard plenty of governors and medical ... Keep Reading
Why do charities and the American people tower over the government in a crisis?
In the "from the editor" section of April's newspaper, I wrote a little bit about the voluntary nature of charity compared to authoritarian tendencies from some leaders. There is a ... Keep Reading
School choice offers opportunity to focus on kids over politics
Wherever you are in the North Carolina k-12 education debate, it's unfortunate that things have become so politicized. I've written about how Gov. Roy Cooper is amping up the ... Keep Reading
State lottery stacks odds against the poor
By Mark Steckbeck As the candidates vying for the Democratic nomination for president debate the merits of taxing the wealthiest Americans, maybe we should instead focus on ... Keep Reading
3 guiding principles on the budget impasse
North Carolina is nearing three weeks into the new fiscal year without a new state budget. An inconvenience for some, but in no ways devastating or a crisis. Spending levels revert ... Keep Reading
Newspaper: NC Republicans show gains; Mueller Report fatigue
The cover story for the May-June issue of the newspaper delves into the latest Civitas polls, which reveals a slight uptick for NC Republicans and fatigue over the Mueller ... Keep Reading
Are Democratic presidential candidates out of touch with NC on student loans?
The student loan forgiveness frenzy has jumped the shark with Sen. and presidential candidate Bernie Sanders vowing to forgive all student loans. Unlike Sen. Elizabeth Warren's ... Keep Reading
Does civic ignorance exacerbate the growth of government?
The short answer is yes, civic ignorance helps to propel government growth and overreach. Ultimately, it has a considerable impact on our worldview about this nation, which is much ... Keep Reading