Civitas Review

Monthly Archives: October 2015

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    Oct
    29

    Is Trump’s Lead Still Solid?

    Posted in Civitas Review, Elections & Campaigns, Politicians & Politicking, Polling By demidowdy | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , ,

    The battle for the GOP nomination continues with last night’s third debate, spitefully “moderated” by CNBC. (By the way, there was nothing “moderate” or fair about most of the questions asked last night.)

    Despite political pundits hailing Senators Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz as triumphant, the American public seem to disagree, at least online. Every poll, from Drudge to TIME, has named Donald Trump as the winner of last night’s debate. He also came across as much more reserved, agreeable, and far less brash. No one can argue that there is more substance there.

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    Oct
    29

    Audio Available: CLF Plays Guest Host on the Freedom Action Network

    Posted in Center for Law and Freedom, Civitas Review, Education, Politicians & Politicking By Elliot Engstrom | Tagged , , , , , , , ,

    Yesterday, I guest hosted "What Matters with Chad Adams" on the Freedom Action Network. It was the Center for Law and Freedom (CLF)'s first foray into broadcast media, and we were fortunate to have a great lineup of guests, including: 3 p.m.: Andrea Dillon (aka Lady Liberty) to talk about excessive testing in public schools and the […]

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    Oct
    27

    NC Business Incentives Just a Cottage Crony Industry

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

    A recent press release from Gov. McCrory's office celebrated the announcement of 450 new jobs coming to Davie County, in no small part thanks to a grant from the state's Job Development Investment Grant (JDIG) program.   If history is any indication, however, we'll be lucky to see half that many jobs actually materialize. In […]

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    Oct
    26

    CLF comments on public defender budget for Daily Tarheel

    Posted in Budget & Taxes, Center for Law and Freedom, Civitas Review By Elliot Engstrom | Tagged , , , , , ,

    A recent article by Corey Risinger at The Daily Tarheel discussed changes to the budget of North Carolina's public defenders. For a conservative perspective, DTH reached out to the Center for Law and Freedom: Elliot Engstrom, an attorney with the conservative-leaning Civitas Institute, said he could see the budgeting change as a part of N.C. Supreme Court Chief […]

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    Oct
    26

    A Lukewarm Welcome for Margaret Spellings

    Posted in Civitas Review, Education By Civitas Staff | Tagged ,

    By Jenna Robinson Mere days after the UNC Board of Governors announced that Margaret Spellings would be the next president of the UNC system, North Carolinians are voicing their thoughts and concerns. In the Pope Center’s latest article, Jesse Saffron offers Spellings a hearty welcome, a warning about challenges, and his encouragement to reform: “Still, […]

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