Civitas Review

Monthly Archives: March 2012

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    Marriage Amendment: odds and ends

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

    With May fast approaching expect to hear more news about the marriage amendment.  Here are a few snippets… Earlier today Civitas issued a press release which announced support for marriage amendment is holding steady.  The monthly poll found, found 61 percent of respondents supported the amendment. This compares with 62 percent in September and January […]

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    Wanted: Fact Checker

    Posted in Education By Bob Luebke | Tagged , ,

    The N&O has developed "Fact Check" articles to assess the “truth” of various claims.   I question the objectivity of the site’s claims, but that’s another story.  Last week I found the following N &O Fact check story in Under the Dome. It’s a column assessing the validity of Gov. Perdue’s claims saying there are fewer […]

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    Vote Tracker Updated on 3/29/2012

    Posted in Elections & Campaigns, Politicians & Politicking By Susan Myrick | Tagged ,

    The number of voters who have returned their ballots for the May 8, 2012 election only increased by 85 since yesterday.  Pitt County continues to lead all other counties with 124 ballots returned.  Wake County is now number 4 in ballots returned and processed – at 42.  Mecklenburg reported 68 and Guilford 55.  Click here […]

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    Legislation Being Drafted to get Shale Gas Drilling on Track in North Carolina

    Posted in Budget & Taxes, Economics, Environment & Energy, Public Safety By Matt Willoughby | Tagged , , , ,

    Now that the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) says shale drilling or "fracking" could be done safely in North Carolina lawmakers are going ahead with legislation to set up the framework for rules and funding. Rep. Mitch Gillespie (R-McDowell) says a bill will be ready for the upcoming session beginning April 23. Gillespie […]

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    Stark View of Obamacare — updated

    Posted in Healthcare By Jim Tynen | Tagged , , , ,

    Our Lunch and Learn yesterday reminded us about the problems with this bill. So it's hard to disagree with a Washington Times oped writer (and physician) when he says: "The die is cast: Obamacare will not survive. This is not a prediction of how the Supreme Court will rule on President Obama’s health care takeover, […]

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