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    NCAE refuses to provide membership numbers

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

    How many members does the North Carolina Association of Educators have? It's a question we've been asking a lot lately.  Why?  The State Legislature said in order for schools to provide dues check off option, NCAE must have at least 40,000 members, 20,000 of whom must be active public school teachers. Last year, the State […]

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    NCAE and Roy Cooper: back to the — not so great — future

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

    The North Carolina Association of Educators got their man.  Yesterday the state’s largest teacher’s association – or union since members of NCAE are automatically members of the National Education Association (NEA) – endorsed Roy Cooper as the Democratic candidate for Governor in 2016. What’s unusual about this is that individuals have until December 21st to […]

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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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