Civitas Review

Monthly Archives: January 2010

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    Watch Your Tax Dollars At Work… Literally.

    Posted in Miscellaneous By Kasey Ginsberg | Tagged

    A webcam streaming live from Basnight's $25 million fishing pier in Nags Head is now up and running. Check it out here, hosted by the Division of N.C. Aquariums. For just $3,000, the web camera, cabling and software was purchased by the Aquarium Society and linked to the existing state-funded N.C. Aquariums web site. Be […]

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    "Little Governor" Goes to Court

    Posted in Politicians & Politicking By Sarah Hardin | Tagged ,

    I just returned from Ruffin Poole’s initial appearance in federal court before U.S. District Judge Terrance Boyle.  Poole, advisor to former Governor Mike Easley, was led into the courtroom with his hands cuffed behind his back.  Boyle read a summary of the 64-page indictment that refers to Poole as the “Little Governor” because of his […]

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    Draft DPI Standards Promote Abortion Rights

    Posted in Education, Life & Family Issues By Bob Luebke | Tagged , , ,

    The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction has proposed draft Essential Standards in the Social Studies: Civics and Economics that ask students to use three Supreme Court cases (e.g. Brown v. Board of Education,  Roe v. Wade, or  Korematsu v. U.S.) as support to explain how the U.S. Supreme Court has upheld rights against oppressive government. It […]

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    Obamanomics = Corporatism

    Posted in Budget & Taxes By Brian Balfour | Tagged , ,

    Sheldon Richman points out that Obama's recent State of the Union speech further eradicated any doubts about the President's vision for our economy: corporatism. The upshot? In Obama’s mind, the way to make America (the entity) — us — No. 1 is to have the central government coordinate economic activity, to set goals, and to […]

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    What a Waste of Money

    Posted in Budget & Taxes, Transportation & Infrastructure By Chris Hayes | Tagged , , ,

    If you wanted to increase travel efficiency between Raleigh and Charlotte, what is the better use of $520 million? 1. Upgrade a rail line (but not fully) that serves a few hundred people per day that could possibly grow to a couple of thousand people per day. 2. Replace the Yadkin River Bridge ($300M) and […]

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