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    "Largely White" Crowd at Rubio Rally Actually Included Many Latinos

    Posted in Miscellaneous By demidowdy

    As Civitas’ Jim Tynen reported last month, Reuters inaccurately reported that Donald Trump’s event at Dorton Arena was shut down by protesters, and now the News and Observer has reported on the Marco Rubio rally held in Raleigh on Saturday, and they’ve gotten it very wrong again.

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    Gov. Pat McCrory Ends SEIU Taxpayer Subsidy

    Posted in Civitas Review, Miscellaneous By demidowdy

    Governor Pat McCrory today signed an executive order that will save North Carolina taxpayers an estimated $425,000 subsidy in worker productivity by eliminating paid leave for SEANC officers and delegates to attend the SEANC annual convention. Read the entire language of the executive order: McCrory EO 84 State Employee Fairness Initiative

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    The Fourth Estate Needs More Econ and History, Not Less

    Posted in Civitas Review, Education By demidowdy

    “If the people who are supposed to keep us aware are unaware themselves, how can we know how to stand up for ourselves?” asks Jay Schalin in today’s Pope Center feature, titled “Ignorance Is Not Bliss for Journalism Majors.”

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    Parents’ right to control child’s education

    Posted in Civitas Review, Miscellaneous By demidowdy

    By Robert Luebke Consider these real-life scenarios: An Arizona family is told their 6-year-old son, Ryan, has symptoms on the autism spectrum. Doctors say he will need 20-40 hours per week of individual therapies. Ryan’s parents can’t afford that. What can they do? In Nevada, Katie, a sixth-grader, is struggling to fit in at her […]

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    The Would-Be King of UNC-Land

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

    John Fennebresque can certainly claim that he is a uniter, not a divider. He accomplished an amazing feat in his 16-month tenure as chairman of the University of North Carolina Board of Governors: he united our highly divided state on one issue, that issue being his resignation from the board—just about everybody wanted him gone (he resigned last week).

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