Civitas Review

Monthly Archives: November 2012

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    The Devil is in the Details

    Posted in Crime, Life & Family Issues, Public Safety By Angela Hight | Tagged

    “The Devil is in the details” should be the theme of the Legislative Research Commission’s Age of Juvenile Offender Committee. This committee is meeting to discuss what to go about last year’s “Raise the Age” bill. HB632/S506 was proposed in 2011, and would raise the age from 16 to 18 to determine whether you would […]

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    30

    Just How Steep is the Fiscal Cliff?

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

    Amid all the talk of the approaching fiscal cliff in Washington, most of the focus coming from pundits is focused on who will (or should) receive the blame. But when discussing the situation, it is vital to understand just where the federal dollars go in order to understand what needs to be done. This short […]

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    Nov
    28

    More Questionable Votes in North Carolina

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

    If you don’t understand what Director Gary Bartlett is trying to explain to the State Board of Elections in this video that’s okay, it’s pretty evident the Board doesn’t understand too much either. The video is a clip of the State Board of Elections meeting yesterday.   It shows Bartlett’s attempt to explain provisional voters whose […]

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    27

    NC "Fix the Debt" Group Says More Revenue Will Have to be Part of Debt Reduction

    Posted in Budget & Taxes, Economics, Elections & Campaigns, Life & Family Issues, Politicians & Politicking By Matt Willoughby | Tagged , , , , ,

    The North Carolina chapter of a national "Fix the Debt" coalition was launched in Raleigh. The new group wants immediate action in Congress to avoid the "fiscal cliff" approaching next year. The co-chairs include former Republican Governor Jim Holshouser, former Democratic Governor Jim Hunt and former GlaxoSmithKline CEO Bob Ingram. The steering committee includes people […]

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    27

    Student Financial Aid: Begging for an Overhaul

    Posted in Education By Bob Luebke | Tagged , ,

    What’s the next financial disaster?    In an alarming piece in yesterday’s American Thinker, Gary Jason argues the ducks are finally coming home to roost on an overbuilt, overpriced and overvalued system of American higher education. The culprit?  Federal student financial aid.  The evidence is hard to ignore. Average student loan balance ($26,682) is growing rapidly. […]