WHERE WAS MERRITT? IT’S TIME TO INVESTIGATE

Remember when the UNC Board of Governors was taking incoming fire and insults from the radical left at UNC because the BOG wanted to close the lawsuit factory known as the Civil Rights Center at the UNC law school? Well, they were completely justified. A State Bar ruling that the UNC Law School’s Civil Rights Center isn’t authorized to practice … Read More

WILL MEDIA INVESTIGATE UNC’S MERRITT’S DEMOCRAT DONATIONS?

While the News & Observer just threw another hissy fit that the Board of Governors at UNC might actually reform our university system, lower tuition, and listen to the views of the conservative reform majority in the Legislature, we’re still waiting for a probe of UNC General Counsel Mark Merritt’s ties to anti-reform Democrats now that Mr. Merritt has thrust … Read More

UNC, STATE BAR LOBBY AGAINST PEOPLE ‘S RIGHT TO VOTE ON JUDGES

The Daily Haymaker reports UNC’s $437,000 a year general counsel, who is also State Bar president, is ginning up opposition to allowing people to elect their judges every two years. So who is Mark Merritt? And why is he lobbying against electing judges every two years? Well, our taxpayer-paid, university lawyer and Bar president would have us believe he’s all … Read More

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

TOO MANY COACHES IN UNC PRESS BOX 

What would happen if the UNC football team had 32 offensive coordinators up in the press box trying to call plays? A mess. But the UNC Board of Governors has 32 members and 17 campus boards under the BOG with each campus board larded up with a gaggle of political appointees. And that’s definitely too many coaches confusing the quarterback … Read More

WILL EUDY CASH IN AGAIN?

Roy Cooper has named Ken Eudy as his senior adviser. Eudy ran Capstrat, a lobbying, PR and marketing shop. He’s a premiere Democrat operative. During the Perdue Administration, Eudy’s Capstrat reaped $14.7 million in contracts from UNC, the Ports and the Health and Wellness Trust Fund. What is going to keep Capstrat from cashing in again now that Eudy is … Read More

12 REFORMS

CPR has been working on a conservative reform-themed 12 Days of Christmas. Until we put it in jingle form, here are 12 reforms the Legislature should pass: A Constitutional Amendment freezing income and sales tax rates. A Constitutional Amendment rebating half of budget surpluses to taxpayers and saving half. A Constitutional Amendment on school choice to protect it from a … Read More

KENTUCKY MEDICAID MESS

Under a Democrat Governor, Kentucky fell for the free money from Washington trick and expanded Medicaid to single, childless, able-bodied adults who don’t work. Now new Republican Governor Matt Bevin needs to come up with $257 million because the free money is gone and now the state owes matching funds. Governor Bevin wants Medicaid expansion recipients to put some skin … Read More

JFK AND THE SENATE REFORM BUDGET

Ronald Reagan wasn’t the only president who pushed tax relief as a way to revive the economy and boost revenues. John F. Kennedy said this in a 1963 defense of his proposed tax cut: “A tax cut means higher family income and higher business profits and a balanced federal budget. Every taxpayer and his family will have more money left … Read More