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    Flash Polls Illuminated Fall Elections

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

    Now that it’s naturally time to look back on 2014, we thought it might be a good idea to look at results of flash polls Civitas commissioned in the fall. As we always say, any poll is a snapshot of public opinion at one point in time. These are most revealing when we have a […]

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    An Open Letter to the UNC BOG

    Posted in Education, Elections & Campaigns By Francis De Luca

    This letter was sent to the University of North Carolina Board of Governors members yesterday.  I hope the review of the centers is a step in returning UNC to a system which provides a sound higher education to students in a cost effective manner. Campuses across the state should be places for education, research and discussion, not political advocacy on the […]

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    How to Vote Twice in Louisiana and Not Get Prosecuted

    Posted in Elections & Campaigns By Susan Myrick | Tagged ,

    Here is Louisiana State Senator Elbert Guillory introducing members of the Black Conservatives Fund at a press conference. The press conference was called to expose Don Cravins, the mayor of Opelousas, LA, for telling a group of voters to vote twice. Don Cravins just so happens to be the father of Don Cravins, Jr. – […]

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    Five Lessons from Coolidge

    Posted in Budget & Taxes, Elections & Campaigns, Politicians & Politicking By Jim Tynen | Tagged , , , , ,

    Our new video clip of an interview with Amity Shlaes highlights why Calvin Coolidge was a successful leader, and  conservatives can find encouragement and counsel in it. For the challenges are daunting. Sometimes it looks as if government programs are never reduced, much less ended. The media and the academy distort the public picture of […]

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    Felon and Ex-Mayor Patrick Cannon — Still on Voter Rolls

    Posted in Elections & Campaigns By Susan Myrick | Tagged , ,

    Arrested in March, ex-Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon pleaded guilty in June to corruption charges and was sentenced on October 14. Cannon, a Democrat, was waiting to report to federal prison in West Virginia  when he voted on October 30. The Charlotte Observer discovered the fact that Cannon had voted and reported it on Election Day […]