Civitas Review

Monthly Archives: August 2013

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    The N&O goes fishing for yet another story

    Posted in Miscellaneous, Politicians & Politicking By Bob Luebke | Tagged , , ,

    The News and Observer reports on yet another non-story about the jobs and big salary increases for a couple of McCrory staffers. I have three simple questions for Michael Biesecker, the News and Observer reporter who wrote the story: If these positions are exempt from a requirement that they be posted  — as Biesecker notes […]

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    I Am a Victim of Patient Suppression

    Posted in Elections & Campaigns By Jim Tynen | Tagged

    It's like voter suppression. Only it took place at medical offices. Yesterday I had my blood tested, and today I had a CT scan. In both places, I was required to show a driver's license – or, I assume, some equivalent form of identification. Just as North Caroline voters will have to do in 2016. […]

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    Note to Protesting Fast Food Workers: Why Not Protest Companies Paying You $0 an Hour?

    Posted in Economics By Brian Balfour | Tagged ,

    Today a group of fast-food workers in the Triangle plan to rally to demand "better pay". Their primary objective is to raise the minimum wage to $15/hr, and the "right" to form a union. I'll dispense with the usual comments reminding people that if the price of labor is forcibly increased, employers will demand less of it; […]

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    WRAL looks at Superintendent salaries and perks

    Posted in Education By Bob Luebke | Tagged , ,

    I'd offer one correction to's  informative article on superintendent salaries and perks in North Carolina.The author said  superintendents were some of the highest paid public school employees in North Carolina.  That's incorrect.  Superintendent's ARE — without a doubt — the highest paid public school employees in the state. School districts hire superintendents to administer a school district.  It's a big […]

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    Maddow Madness

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

    Rachel Maddow had a recent hit piece on voting reform in North Carolina. Here's a good piece ripping apart her pretensions. We may have further responses later. I just wanted to say that one disturbing fact is that it's obvious Maddow had no intention of providing a fair, accurate account of what happened. To take […]

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