Civitas Review

Monthly Archives: July 2012

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    30

    EPA tells the truth about fracking

    Posted in Environment & Energy By Mark Coggins | Tagged , , , , , , , ,

    Last Wednesday, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency cleared the air, once and for all, about the anti-fracking crusade in Pennsylvania.  Their findings show that the contamination found in drinking water wells in Dimock, Pennsylvania was not caused by the extraction of shale gas near wells. The earlier accusations by environmentalist groups were based on pure […]

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    Jul
    28

    Katie Pavlich at NC Watchdog Training

    Posted in Civitas Events, Crime, Politicians & Politicking By Jim Tynen | Tagged , , , , ,

    Civitas and the Franklin Institute present events for bloggers and citizen journalists. Speaking today, Saturday, is Katie Pavlich, author of a book on Fast and Furious. And news editor and writer at townhall.com. More on the details of F and F, and how it is an example of exposing corruption. "Fast and Furious is a […]

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    Jul
    27

    James O'Keefe Speaks at NC Watchdog Training

    Posted in Civitas Events, Elections & Campaigns By Jim Tynen | Tagged , ,

    At event sponsored by Civitas and Franklin Center: Project Veritas' James O'Keefe shows a tape of his "company" that digs holes, and fills them up. And he gets on video the admission that so many of these jobs are, um, B.S. Now … "To Catch a Journalist." He first plays video and audio of a […]

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    Jul
    27

    Hollywood and Political Elites Laughing All the Way to the Bank (at your expense)

    Posted in Budget & Taxes By Brian Balfour | Tagged ,

    This is just all too predictable. The Wilmington Star-News (courtesy of news aggregator Carolina Plott Hound) today features an article discussing how three state legislators who support tax credits for Hollywood production are personally benefiting from the film production in their district. A warehouse on U.S. 421 owned by state Rep. Danny McComas has been […]

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    Jul
    26

    North Carolinians Weary of Ads, Wary of Economic Future

    Posted in Civitas Events, Economics, Elections & Campaigns By Jim Tynen | Tagged , , , ,

    A few of the items from today's Civitas Poll Lunch you might find eye-opening. – Rob Christensen of the N&O pointed out that $38M has been spent on presidential ads in NC, yet "the meter has not been moved." People may be tuning out the ads psychologically, or via Tivo. If so, that might give […]