Civitas Review

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    SCOTUS to decide whether to hear CCP v. Harris

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

    On August 31 of this year, the Civitas Institute Center for Law and Freedom (CLF) filed a joint amicus brief with the Buckeye Institute, the Alliance Defending Freedom, and the National Taxpayers Union in the case of Center for Competitive Politics v. Harris. At issue is whether the California Attorney General can require charities and […]

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    Why Tax Cuts Are Working in NC

    Posted in Civitas Review, Economics By Jim Tynen | Tagged , , , , , , ,

    Economist Stephen Moore of the Heritage Foundation has a piece in today's Wall Street Journal that reminds us of why fiscal reforms in our state have worked and are still working. But he also warns us of how easily all the gains can be lost. He notes that North Carolina cut taxes in the right […]

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    Who pays taxes?

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

    Yesterday was tax day. It’s the time when all Americans face the realization that there is no escaping the tax man. Rich and Poor alike must pay their fair share. Or that’s what we’re told. Last week the Wall Street Journal ran data from the nonpartisan Tax Policy Center and found the general principle of paying our […]

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    The Debate over Cursive Writing Is More than Academic

    Posted in Education By Bob Luebke | Tagged , ,

    Here's what I can tell you: The honor code was the hardest part of the whole test (PSAT) . That's because it had to be written in cursive. The minute the teacher instructed the test-takers to write the one-sentence honor statement in cursive, audible gasps broke out in the room. Cursive? Most students my age […]

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    NC Tax Reform 2013: Mission Accomplished or a First Step?

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

    The N.C. House and Senate are expected to give final approval today to tax reform legislation. From there, it will go to Gov. McCrory for his approval and then it will become law. As reported today by the Carolina Journal, national tax analysts are saying North Carolina's tax reforms "blew other states away." Patrick Gleason, […]

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