Civitas Review

Monthly Archives: September 2012

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    2012 Early Voting Update

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

    As I looked through the absentee voting data this morning I was surprised to find that 11 counties have not reporting absentee by-mail votes yet. (See chart below) Most of the 11 missing counties are very small, but Durham, Johnston and Rowan were also in the list. These three counties reported that they had not […]

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    Sep
    28

    Poll: Wake Voters support Tata; not school board

    Posted in Education By Bob Luebke | Tagged , ,

    According to a new Civitas Flash Poll, Wake County parents and residents overwhelmingly oppose the firing of Tony Tata as Superintendent of the Wake County Public Schools.  Fifty-nine percent of voters oppose the board’s firing of Tata. Parents of children in the school system disapprove of the board’s action by a 2 to 1 margin, […]

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    Sep
    27

    Art Pope greets his protesters

    Posted in Education By Matt Willoughby | Tagged ,

    A small group of protesters showed up outside a luncheon in Raleigh sponsored by the Civitas Institute. A new poll on political races was to be unveiled. Businessman and former Republican legislator Art Pope was scheduled to speak at the luncheon. The protesters want Pope to resign from a new UNC advisory board to which he had recently […]

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    Sep
    27

    A question we should ask

    Posted in Education By Bob Luebke | Tagged , ,

    So the Democrats on the Wake County School Board got their man.  Earlier this week the five Democrats on the board voted to fire Tony Tata from his job as Superintendent of Schools for Wake County. The four Republicans on the Board – all of whom voted in favor of hiring Tata 20 months ago […]

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    Sep
    27

    Not So Free Speech

    Posted in Miscellaneous By Brian Balfour | Tagged ,

    George Will devotes this column to highlighting the case of Steve Cooksey, a North Carolina man in trouble with the State government for the "crime" of dispensing dietary advice without a license.  A sample of Will's commentary: Four years ago, Cooksey [who lives in Stanley, northwest of Charlotte] was a walking – actually, barely walking […]