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 Faculty Assembly detests: the conservative … Read More

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 money in the economy and … Read More

BUSINESS TAX CUT EQUALS PAYCHECKS

Carolina Plotthound notes an article exposing the lie that is Governor Cooper’s claim that business tax cuts are corporate giveaways. In fact, they mean jobs. The latest proof: “The business is just about as fresh to Greensboro as its pastries. Duck Donuts opened up shop on Pisgah Church Road last week, and has already seen a lot of business. Rebecca Johnson owns the … Read More

MANDY COHEN AND THE VA

Everyone knows the VA has been a mess for years. And before Mandy Cohen became an Obamacare bureaucrat, she was Deputy Director of Women’s Health at the VA. The Government Accountability Office found the VA was not in compliance with its own rules for caring for female veterans in an audit during Cohen’s watch. GAO reported: ”The extent to which … Read More

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 necessary and so rare, environmental … Read More

IS MANDY COHEN CREDIBLE?

How did President Obama try to sell Obamacare? In this video, CNN’s Paul Begala explains how the campaign’s Doctors for Obama morphed into Doctors for America to push ObamaCare. Mandy Cohen – Governor Cooper’s pick for NCDHHS Secretary – ran Doctors for America. Senators need to see all of Doctors for America’s records during Cohen’s tenure before they sign off … Read More

FAKE FACTS ON COOPER’S MEDICAID BLUNDER

In response to a federal court blocking the Governor’s illegal ObamaCare expansion, the News and Observer reported, ”Cooper spokeswoman Noelle Talley criticized Flanagan’s decision and said legislators were putting political ideology ahead of bringing jobs and better health care to North Carolina.” “’They’re wasting taxpayer dollars and letting money already paid by North Carolinians go to other states,’ Talley stated … Read More

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 and gas extraction technique. “This … Read More

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 are just common sense to … Read More

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 information obtained from the NC … Read More