Civitas Review

Monthly Archives: December 2015

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    Wake County Transit Plan's Price Tag: $2.3 Billion

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

    From the N&O: Commuter trains, running for 37 miles from Durham and Research Triangle Park to Raleigh and Garner, are a big part of a proposed 10-year transit plan, released Tuesday, that will be considered by county commissioners next spring. … The plan includes 20 miles of bus rapid transit (BRT) service, running every 15 […]

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    Reuters Lied about Trump in NC

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

    I'm a cynical old conservative who's seen a lot, and even I am taken aback when I see the news media lying about something I've seen with my own eyes. A Reuters report is headlined on CBS: "Black Lives Matter protestors cut off Donald Trump in North Carolina." A single vulgar word is the most […]

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    Trump's Act Comes to Raleigh

    Posted in Civitas Review, Politicians & Politicking By Jim Tynen | Tagged , , ,

    I went to Donald Trump's rally tonight in Raleigh. My impressions begin: The crowd filing into Dorton Arena on the state fairgrounds was younger than I had expected. Of course many people were middle-aged, but I was surprised to see how many teens and people in their twenties there seemed to be. There were also […]

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    Entire "Untapped Potential" Series Available

    Posted in Center for Law and Freedom, Civitas Review, Economics By Elliot Engstrom

    The Center for Law and Freedom's three-part series on the constitutionality of microbrewery restrictions is now available in its entirety at the Part 1 provides a historical backdrop to help readers understand why our judicial system is one in which courts defer to the will of the legislature: Federal and state governments, free from the […]

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    The Great Debate: Real Tree or Artificial?

    Posted in Civitas Review, Economics, Polling By Jim Tynen | Tagged , , ,

    Here's a real question for the Christmas season: to put up a real tree or an artificial one? You can register your own opinion at our online poll at Nationally, tradition holds: Real tree sales hold a two-to-one margin over artificial tree sales most years, with both segments doing more $1 billion each year. […]

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