Source Archives: Civitas Institute

  • Teachers’ unions, mansplainers, and unpatriots

    Would you send yourself or someone you love to a “mansplaining” conference dedicated to “making women great again?” With the lofty promise to “make you the greatest you ever,” the 22 Convention is designed to &...

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  • North Carolina’s constitutional path to federal government reform

    When the American people were debating whether to adopt our Constitution, North Carolina (a hotbed of anti-federalism) took the lead in ensuring the document was amended to include a bill of rights. Today North Carolina can lead once more by ...

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  • Constitutional crisis brewing over path of WestEd recommendations?

    Despite inconclusive evidence that increased spending produces better outcomes, in early December, Superior Court Judge David Lee released a consultant’s report that recommended spending another $8 billion over eight years to ensure the state complies with the constitutional requirement ...

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  • Amidst a lot of wrong, NCAE gets one thing right

    The General Assembly met yesterday for a one-day session on the state budget. To recap, the legislature has been in a months-long budget stalemate with Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper. A recent article by Civitas President Donald Bryson provides a more ...

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  • Opting out of a royal mess

    This week, Ray Nothstine and “permanent guest host/alternate co-host” Leah Byers talk about the royal drama around the royal family, the problems surrounding Iran and a potential military draft, claims of racism and voter ID laws.

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  • Gov. Cooper’s bad faith budget negotiations

    Governor Roy Cooper always had a strategy that was destined to fail. He wants to expand Medicaid. He knows Republicans who controlled the General Assembly are vehemently opposed to this proposal and have been for years. Gov. Cooper also knows ...

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  • Who is playing with North Carolina House money in 2020?

    Now that filing has closed for the 2020 North Carolina state House elections, four main questions surround who will control the chamber in 2021. To what degree will a strong economy and an improved election environment allow Republicans to recapture some lost ...

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  • 2020 Set for epic end of decade battle for state Senate

    Democrats Start with Strong Chance to Make Further Gains, GOP Likely, to retain Majority In 2018 Republicans maintained their majority in the North Carolina State Senate by  winning 29 seats to Democrats‘ 21. Democrats, ...

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  • Voter ID will be reinstated in time for the general election

    S. District Court Judge Loretta Biggs issued a preliminary injunction against North Carolina’s voter ID law based on an unreasonable standard. Attorney General Josh Stein will likely succeed in his appeal of Briggs’ injunction and North Carolina ...

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  • The ins and outs of impeachment, past and present

    The American people have been inundated with impeachment talk and drama for months now (well, actually we’ve heard rumblings and threats of it since the beginning of President Trump’s term in January of 2017). Join Ray and ...

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