COOPER’S NAKED POLITICS

There’s a reality show called “Naked and Afraid.” Governor Cooper would star in “Naked Politics.” Even the Charlotte Observer certifies it. Here’s what the liberal editorial board said about the governor’s demand for a redistricting special session: “On Wednesday, the governor called for a special 14-day session for the legislative branch to draw new maps […]

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WHAT HAPPENED ON JULY 8, 1996?

That’s the day Senate Redistricting Committee Chairman Roy Cooper told Attorney General Mike Easley it wasn’t feasible to draw new districts before the November election. See page 26 for yourself. And now Cooper wants new districts in two weeks? The Governor must not live in the Governor’s Mansion. He lives in a glass house of […]

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ROY’S FEEBLE MEMORY

Governor Cooper must have a fading memory. He’s fuming about alleged racial gerrymandering and partisan redistricting and demanding an immediate redrawing of legislative districts before a single judge has ordered it. Hmm. That never bothered Roy Cooper when he was Chairman of the Democrat’s Redistricting Committee in the 1990s and specialized in racial gerrymandering and […]

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COOPER SELLS OUT AGRICULTURE FOR LAWYERS

When Mountaire Farms, one of the big poultry producers, announced 65 new jobs, Governor Cooper sang their praise and the importance of agriculture. “These new, good-paying jobs mean better opportunities for hard-working people and their communities in Scotland County,” Cooper said. “Agriculture has a long and proud history in North Carolina and Mountaire Farms’ new […]

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NORTH CAROLINA FOLLOWING GROWTH STRATEGIES

Scott Minard of Guggenheim Partners is a respected Wall Street voice. He recently wrote about the key points of increasing economic growth. Minard discusses sensible land use to help create millions of energy related jobs. North Carolina reformers have already passed careful energy development rules. He says “Governments at all levels should incentivize private sector […]

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SOCIALISM, SANDERS AND STARVATION

The polls say Bernie Sanders is the most popular politician in America. Sanders. The socialist. Meanwhile, the average Venezuelan has lost 19 pounds as people slowly starve amid a collapsing socialist economy. Yes – a socialist economy. A Bernie Sanders style economy where free markets and individual initiative are smothered by government control and bureaucratic […]

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TAX CUTS BOOST REVENUE

Do tax cuts blow up the budget? History says no. In FY 2014, Fiscal Research projected revenue collections in the future. And then the conservative majority cut taxes. With tax cuts, actual revenue still exceeded the projections made before the tax cuts were passed. Faster economic growth generates government revenue and tax reduction helps the […]

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MEDICAID EXPANSION ATTACKS DISABLED CHILDREN

Thanks to a few limelight-seeking politicians, Obamacare and its Medicaid expansion will likely never be cut, much less repealed, as momentum to act has come and gone. The Wall Street Journal says states from Kansas to Maine are again pushing Obamacare expansion, including Governor Cooper’s illegal Medicaid expansion push right here in North Carolina. But […]

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