Civitas Review

Monthly Archives: July 2008

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    Tax Holiday Weekend: Unfair Gimmick

    Posted in Uncategorized By Brian Balfour | Tagged

    As reported in today's N&O, back-to-school shoppers are gearing up for some tax-free shopping this weekend. At the risk of raising the ire of bargain shoppers across the Tar Heel State, the notion of a "sales tax holiday" is simply bad tax policy. One of the primary tenants of sound tax policy is to apply […]

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    MSM and the Edwards "Situation"

    Posted in Politicians & Politicking By Chris Hayes | Tagged

    It's been quite an amusing week to watch the Mainstream Media try to figure out how they are going to cover the National Enquirer's accusations that former NC Sen. John Edwards visited his baby momma and child at a Beverly Hills hotel last week. Obviously everyone sees the smoke, but it's almost been like the […]

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    Bev Perdue and Vouchers: A Reality Check

    Posted in Education By Bob Luebke

    In a speech earlier this month before the North Carolina Association of School Administrators, Bev Perdue charged that – if elected — Pat McCory would blow a $1.2 billion hole in North Carolina's education budget. Bev should go back to school and re-take math. Her numbers don’t add up. First, Perdue charges McCory’s opposition to […]

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    Attorney General Cooper's Curious Timing

    Posted in Immigration By Jameson Taylor

    Last Friday, Civitas wondered about the curious timing of the attorney general's release of a letter from the Department of Homeland Security stating that North Carolina must decide for itself whether to admit illegal aliens into its community colleges. Did Attorney General Cooper time his office's response to coincide with the end of the 2008 […]

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    A Petition to the N.C. General Assembly

    Posted in Economics By Max Borders | Tagged , , , ,

    As necessary, replace "France" with "N.C.", "sun" with "cost-effective energy" or "imported furniture" and so on.) A PETITION From the Manufacturers of Candles, Tapers, Lanterns, sticks, Street Lamps, Snuffers, and Extinguishers, and from Producers of Tallow, Oil, Resin, Alcohol, and Generally of Everything Connected with Lighting. Gentle[folk]: You are on the right track. You reject […]

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