Civitas Review

Monthly Archives: November 2008

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    Civic Literacy? Worse than you thought.

    Posted in Miscellaneous By Bob Luebke

    Are you dumber than an elected official? That could be the name of a new TV game show based on the results of the Intercollegiate Studies Institute annual Civic Literacy Test.  According to ISI’s November 20th press release:  More than 2,500 randomly selected Americans took ISI’s basic 33-question test on Civic Literacy and more than […]

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    Feds Chip-in to Fight Online Child Predators

    Posted in Uncategorized By Jeff Mixon | Tagged

    Word comes from Guilford County Sheriff B.J. Barnes that the U.S. government has given a $500,000 grant to 6 neighboring piedmont counties to set up a regional task force to hunt for online child predators.  Incidentally, the grant goes to some of the more conservative sheriffs in the state:  Terry Anderson (Alamance), Sam Page (Rockingham), […]

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    Healthcare: Longer Waits, Rationing of Care Coming

    Posted in Healthcare By Brian Balfour

    In this article, National Center for Policy Analysis President John Goodman tells us that any of the national health care proposals currently being offered up will increase a government rationing of care.  Goodman notes: there is a common pattern among all the health care proposals coming from the left: they envision expanding Medicaid and lowering the age of […]

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    NC Now on Right Track?

    Posted in Polling By Chris Hayes

    One of the more interesting items to come out of our post-election poll was that more NCers now think the state is headed in the right direction than off on the wrong track.  42% said right direction to 41% for wrong track. In our poll taken the week before the election it was 30-58 in […]

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    All Roads Lead to Fayetteville

    Posted in Legislative Activity, Politicians & Politicking, Transportation & Infrastructure By Jeff Mixon | Tagged ,

    When $270,000,000 goes to the sixth largest city in the state, even liberals and newspaper cartoonist are bound to notice.  Senator Tony Rand and his boy, DOT Secretary Lyndo Tippett have made sure that they have represented their hometown as much as possible.  Even fellow Democrats like Raleigh mayor Charles Meeker are crying fowl. The […]

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