Civitas Review

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    Dec
    16

    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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    Aug
    26

    N&O Slays Straw Man to Avoid Actual Arguments

    Posted in Budget & Taxes, Civitas Review, Economics By Brian Balfour | Tagged ,

    Rob Christensen in this article takes the typical progressive debate tactic of completely mischaracterizing an opposing viewpoint, and then addressing that conjured up caricature rather than the actual arguments presented. In this case, the topic is unemployment insurance. In an article discussing a potential bill that would require unemployment benefit recipients to make five contacts inquiring […]

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    Mar
    11

    Why Aycock, and Daniels, Should Be Remembered

    Posted in Civitas Review, 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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    Feb
    12

    N&O Desperate to Manufacture "Revenue Crisis"

    Posted in Budget & Taxes, Civitas Review By Brian Balfour | Tagged , ,

    The N&O is at it again, trying desperately to drive the narrative that somehow the tax cuts enacted in 2013 are wreaking havoc on the state budget – which in the eyes of the N&O is far more important than the economic health of the state's citizens. They say coming up short by a few hundred […]

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    Dec
    02

    N&O to New Wake Board: Voters Want More Central Planning and Tax Hikes

    Posted in Budget & Taxes, Economics By Brian Balfour | Tagged , , , ,

    Yesterday's N&O included this editorial written to give advice to the new Wake County Board of Commissioners. To nobody's surprise, the advice includes more central planning and tax hikes. And the Democrats rightly could interpret their wins, all substantial, as evidence that the election was a referendum on the performance of the Republican majority. That […]

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