Civitas Review

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    What If Trump Thinks He's Already Won?

    Posted in Budget & Taxes, Civitas Review, Elections & Campaigns By Jim Tynen | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , ,

    One of my colleagues, Demi Dowdy, and I were talking about whether Donald Trump would lead a third-party movement, which the Republican presidential hopeful has said he wouldn’t do. I said I doubted Trump, who loves "winning," would try such a bid, which would be doomed to fail.  That would  make Trump a loser, and […]

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    Heidi Cruz Interview Sheds Light on Senator

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

    Despite all the ads and debates — or maybe because of them — it can be hard to get a good picture of the presidential hopefuls. Over at NC Capitol Connection, Matt Caulder has an interesting interview with Heidi Cruz, wife of the Texas senator who is running for the White House, that by telling […]

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    Kibbe: How Power Is Shifting to Voters

    Posted in Civitas Events, Civitas Review, 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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    Support for Common Core continues to erode

    Posted in Education By Bob Luebke | Tagged , , ,

    Gallup reported that support for Common Core among public school parents continues to slide. According to poll results released earlier today, parents of U.S. public school students in grades K-12 are about evenly divided over the Common Core State Standards. Thirty-five percent view them negatively and 33% view them positively, while another third aren't familiar with […]

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    Follow the money? You bet!

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

    The headline on the Under the Dome item is just right: "Civitas: Follow the money" That's a journalistic mantra from the Watergate era. If you figure out what happened with the money, you'll know about everything else. For Civitas is asking the State Board of Elections to investigate the funding of a settlement of a […]

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