Civitas Review

Monthly Archives: September 2015

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    Cut This, Go Home

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

    This week, Civitas has been running a series called "Cut This, Go Home." With the state budget still unresolved two months into the fiscal year, we figured we could remind legislators of some items they could cut in order to help wrap things up so they could all go home. After all, as Mark Twain […]

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    Thoughts on NC Test Scores

    Posted in Civitas Review, Education By Bob Luebke | Tagged , ,

    Test results regarding the performance and growth of North Carolina public schools were released yesterday. For the most part, the news was a mixed bag. And, to the dismay of many, there were few significant changes. While news outlets and blogs are providing plenty of commentary, I’d like to share a few general observations Grades.  […]

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    Greensboro to Public: 'Ashley' Emails Not Your Business

    Posted in Civitas Review, Government By Jim Tynen | Tagged , , , , ,

    Imagine you own a business, and you find out one of your employees has been using his or her company email to link to Ashley Madison, the website that supposedly arranges affairs between married people. Wouldn't you want to know about it? Maybe call that person in for a little talk? The City of Greensboro, […]

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    Lady Liberty fastballs Gene Nichol

    Posted in Civitas Review, Education By Bob Luebke | Tagged , ,

    For the past several years we’ve chronicled how UNC law professor Gene Nichol has used taxpayer-funded resources for political purposes and encouraged political activism (See here, here and here). It’s always encouraging when others join in.  Yesterday Lady Liberty, wrote a blistering response to Nichol’s op-ed, NC Teachers being voluntarily exploited and points where she […]

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