Civitas Review

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    Fact-checking the N&O

    Posted in Center for Law and Freedom, Civitas Review, Environment & Energy By Elliot Engstrom | Tagged , ,

    Yesterday, John Murawski over at the News & Observer reported on a judge's denial of the Attorney General's motion to dismiss in Owens v. North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality. The case, brought by the Civitas Institute Center for Law and Freedom (CLF) on behalf of Perquimans County landowners, alleges that the Department of Environmental Quality (NCDEQ) violated North Carolina […]

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    WCPSS enrollment projections need overhaul

    Posted in Education By Bob Luebke | Tagged , ,

    Last week, I published a brief piece titled Wake School Estimates must be double-checked.   As the name implies, it calls for a skeptical eye toward Wake County Public School System (WCPSS) enrollment estimates; which in my judgement  tend to be on the rosy side, almost bordering on unjustifiably optimistic. That said, this morning’s News and […]

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    Why Does N&O Want Justice Hudson's Opinions Kept Quiet?

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

    Why does the News & Observer want to hide facts from the voters in an election year? The paper's editorial board threw a fit over ads highlighting a written opinion by state Supreme Court Justice Robin Hudson. What's wrong with telling voters what a candidate had done? It's her official ruling from the bench. You […]

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    The Circus Goes On: ‘Moral Mondays’ and the Media

    Posted in Crime, Public Safety By Lee Brett | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

    It would be hard to fully catalog the incidences of liberal media bias in recent coverage of the so-called “Moral Monday” protest. From wildly inflated estimates of crowd sizes to open solidarity with protesters, the coverage of Moral Monday – from a journalistic standpoint – has been an absolute travesty. However, this morning’s article in the […]

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    Protesters, N&O: Issues May Be Urgent, But Apparently Not Urgent Enough to Understand

    Posted in Legislative Activity By Brian Balfour | Tagged , , ,

    The N&O today penned an article praising the "Moral Monday" protesters at the General Assembly, and the "urgent message" they are delivering to legislators. But what exactly is in this so-called urgent message? According to the N&O, the protesters are upset about "cuts" to education spending, the state's refusal to accept Medicaid expansion, reductions to […]

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