Civitas Review

Monthly Archives: November 2013

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    "Professor" Nichol Can’t Resist Another Slur – 'Thug'

    Posted in Education, Politicians & Politicking By Francis De Luca | Tagged , ,

    Today the Raleigh News and Observer reported on Civitas' request for Gene Nichol's emails and other public information in accordance with §132 of the North Carolina General Statutes. Nichol heads the Center for Poverty at UNC. Apparently we have upset some of his colleagues and they have complained to the media. We at Civitas wrote on […]

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    The Knock Out Game – Should the Behavior of Some Be Condoned Because of Age?

    Posted in Legislative Activity, Life & Family Issues, Miscellaneous, Politicians & Politicking, Public Safety By Netsmart

    We have all seen it in the news — the sick new fad called the “Knockout Game.”  An innocent person becomes a victim of someone who just takes a punch at someone who isn’t expecting it. How do we punish the people who are playing this “game” — and should we differentiate between juveniles and […]

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    Time to Move on State Pension Reform

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

    The N&O offers up this editorial highlighting the findings of their recent series examining some eye-popping compensation packages of state government workers. Among the issues examined in the series was the practice of "spiking" – employees gaming their compensation packages to maximize their pension payouts in retirement. Last week The News & Observer revealed this […]

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    Did Hagan Just Admit to Lying About Keeping Your Plan Under Obamacare?

    Posted in Healthcare By Brian Balfour | Tagged , , , ,

    With the Obamacare train wreck serving as a heavy anchor dragging her approval ratings down, Sen. Kay Hagan is growing ever more desperate. Now she is attempting to shift blame for her and Obama's repeated lies about people being able to keep their insurance plan if they like it onto the insurance companies. “It wasn’t clear – […]

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    Feds to NC: If You Like Your Medicaid Program, You Can Keep Your Medicaid Program. Period.

    Posted in Budget & Taxes By Jim Tynen | Tagged , ,

    Shouldn't someone holding a major statewide office, and running for higher office, understand the basics of finance and politics? From the N&O: State Attorney General Roy Cooper said the state should reconsider its decision to not expand Medicaid, saying Republicans “put politics over policy” to deny the state financial benefits and working poor people health […]

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