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THE LAZY AND THE GREEDY AGAINST THE NEEDY

Anyone glancing at statistics on student debt will conclude millennials are having a rough time financially. So we raised an eyebrow when the UNC Faculty Assembly trashed the Board of Governors and the Legislature for a myriad of sins, demanding accreditation agencies stop the push for reform in the UNC System. Among the sins the […]

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VOTERS SUPPORT TAX RATE CAP

According to a new poll, 68% of North Carolina voters want to limit the power of politicians to raise taxes with a Constitutional Amendment capping income tax at 5.5%. That’s a five-point increase in voter support for a tax limitation since last year. It’s a no-brainer. By reducing Governor Perdue’s sky-high taxes and leaving more […]

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WILL COOPER CHOOSE PEOPLE OR THE WATERDOGS?

Roy Cooper will soon face a choice between the thousands of jobs the Atlantic Coast Natural Gas Pipeline will produce for North Carolina families… and the waterdogs. The Neuse River Waterdog doesn’t wag its tail, beg or bark. Maybe it hisses. It’s a salamander. Here it is. And because the waterdog is so precious, so […]

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MANDY COHEN ON FRAUD: TRUST, DON’T VERIFY

As a senior adviser, Mandy Cohen played a key role in crafting Obamacare. In testimony before the House Oversight Committee, Cohen admitted there were few checks on Obamacare outreach navigators to prevent fraud. In effect, the door was left wide open for fraud with a trust, don’t verify attitude. The Committee reported: “During the staff […]

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DOES EDF AGREE WITH PUTIN?

While the media isn’t ballyhooing it, the Intelligence Report on Russian hacking says Russian propaganda promotes anti-fracking hysteria to damage American energy producers to squelch their competition against Russia. The report said ”“RT runs anti-fracking programming, highlighting environmental issues and the impacts on public health,” the report noted, referring to hydraulic fracturing, an innovative oil […]

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THE WARPED WORLD OF NC’S TEACHERS UNION

The top 25% of North Carolina’s 3rd grade reading teachers are getting a merit pay bonus of up to $3,500 based on the amount of improvement their students demonstrate on reading tests. The Washington Post reported a Harvard study proved paying teachers for performance boosts student outcomes. And incentives for better performance on the job […]

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IS COOPER VETTING HIS CABINET PICKS?

Conservative reformers are uncovering more and more reasons to be concerned about Governor Cooper’s pick to lead the state’s Department of Environmental Quality. From the Civitas Institute’s Francis De Luca: Has Roy Cooper nominated a telephone scammer? Governor Roy Cooper’s nomination of Michael Regan to be the Secretary of the Department of Environmental Quality is troubling in light of […]

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COOPER’S DISINGENUOUS TAX ON HOSPITAL PATIENTS

In Roy Cooper’s patently illegal plan to expand Medicaid, nothing is more disingenuous than Cooper’s claim that hospitals, not taxpayers, will pay for it. Let’s just ignore the fact that state law prohibits any state agency from expanding Medicaid under ObamaCare. With a rubber stamp State Supreme Court behind him, Cooper obviously doesn’t have to […]

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COOPER’S COMING WAR ON FARMERS, LANDOWNERS?

Judging from Governor Cooper’s pick of Michael Regan to run the Department of Environmental Quality, farmers and timber growing landowners better hold on to their wallets because massive new regulations may be close at hand. Regan, a former honcho at the Environmental Defense Fund, has a record of advocating more regulations on farmers and North […]

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