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    Kibbe: How Power Is Shifting to Voters

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

    The Internet and the growth of grassroots groups is shifting power from backrooms in Washington to the American people, FreedomWorks President and CEO Matt Kibbe said Saturday morning at Civitas' Conservative Leadership Conference CLC. Consider ride-sharing services such as Uber, through which he got a ride from the airport to CLC at the Embassy Suites […]

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    CLC Theme: Reaching the People

    Posted in Civitas Events By Jim Tynen | Tagged , , ,

    Early speakers at the Conservative Leadership Conference called on conservatives to take a fresh look at how to advance their ideas. One fresh look might be on ways to connect with voters who are struggling and might hear the conservative message, if they believed we were on their side. Former Sen. Rick Santorum pointed out that in […]

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    Fiorina Lambastes Hillary

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

    The New York Times is taking note of how Carly Fiorina is becoming Hillary Clinton's toughest critic: Ms. Fiorina insists she has no problem with Mrs. Clinton personally — only with her liberal philosophy and policies, and what she dismisses as an unimpressive record on getting things done. “Like Hillary Clinton, I too, have traveled […]

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    Why Aycock, and Daniels, Should Be Remembered

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

    There was a revealing commentary in the News & Observer, about Gov. Charles Brantley Aycock, an early progressive hero — and white supremacist. There is a drive to remove his name from prominent buildings. Politicial writer Rob Christensen's point is ostensibly that all human beings are products of their times, and must be judged in […]

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    Do UNC Centers Benefit Students? Or Professors?

    Posted in Education By Jim Tynen | Tagged , ,

    NC Capitol Connection has an editorial noting how the uproar over the UNC Poverty Center closing reveals much about liberalism in North Carolina. Let's just add here that the event should make us wonder who benefits from how the University of North Carolina is run. For instance, we hear through the grapevine that Poverty Center […]

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