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Greg Murphy's use of Amy Kremer as his hatchet person is absurdity at its best!
Greg Murphy's use of Amy Kremer as his hatchet person is absurdity at its best!
 
Today, U.S. Senators Thom Tillis (R-NC) and Gary Peters (D-MI) led a bipartisan group of their colleagues in a letter to the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies.
Today, U.S. Senators Thom Tillis (R-NC) and Gary Peters (D-MI) led a bipartisan group of their colleagues in a letter to the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies.
 
It was recently announced that the Trump administration is dropping the legal action against the state of North Carolina for previous legislation to protect privacy and safety in public restrooms, showers, and changing facilities.
It was recently announced that the Trump administration is dropping the legal action against the state of North Carolina for previous legislation to protect privacy and safety in public restrooms, showers, and changing facilities.
 
“He that will not work shall not eat (except by sickness he be disabled),” Captain John Smith told the 1609 Jamestown colonists.
“He that will not work shall not eat (except by sickness he be disabled),” Captain John Smith told the 1609 Jamestown colonists.
 
The N&O issued a tearful goodbye this morning to the "education judge." SCREEEEEEEEEEEEEECH! (The what?):
The N&O issued a tearful goodbye this morning to the "education judge." SCREEEEEEEEEEEEEECH! (The what?):
 
We will offer this allotment of three with more to come; some old, most new, but all quite informative, and, moreover, necessary to understanding that in North Carolina, there is a wiser path to govern ourselves and our People.
We will offer this allotment of three with more to come; some old, most new, but all quite informative, and, moreover, necessary to understanding that in North Carolina, there is a wiser path to govern ourselves and our People.
 
The Left has had a field day blaming a whole lot of terrible things on the fact that Confederate flag imagery even exists.
The Left has had a field day blaming a whole lot of terrible things on the fact that Confederate flag imagery even exists.
 
There was absolutely nothing surprising about the North Carolina Supreme Court's 4-3 decision to uphold the constitutionality of the state's new Opportunity Scholarship program. The outcome was welcome. The lack of surprise was disappointing.
There was absolutely nothing surprising about the North Carolina Supreme Court's 4-3 decision to uphold the constitutionality of the state's new Opportunity Scholarship program. The outcome was welcome. The lack of surprise was disappointing.
 
I've been missing Jesse Helms. I got to watch the man up close for nearly two years in DC.
I've been missing Jesse Helms. I got to watch the man up close for nearly two years in DC.
 
Senate Bill 192 (Citations/Sheriffs Accept Faxes) sponsored by Senator Bill Cook (R-District 1) came back to the Senate this week from the House for concurrence.
Senate Bill 192 (Citations/Sheriffs Accept Faxes) sponsored by Senator Bill Cook (R-District 1) came back to the Senate this week from the House for concurrence.
 
The moles are reporting in about the appearance of something in Jones Street's lower chamber called the "License Plate Subcommittee."
The moles are reporting in about the appearance of something in Jones Street's lower chamber called the "License Plate Subcommittee."
 
In case you missed it, National Review has a great writeup on next year's showdown between Renee Ellmers and Jim Duncan in the 2nd district GOP primary.
In case you missed it, National Review has a great writeup on next year's showdown between Renee Ellmers and Jim Duncan in the 2nd district GOP primary.
 
Governor Pat McCrory ordered the lowering of the North Carolina flag to half-staff in honor of four United States Marines and a United States Navy petty officer slain in a Chattanooga, TN shooting attack, an incident being investigated as an act of domestic terrorism.
Governor Pat McCrory ordered the lowering of the North Carolina flag to half-staff in honor of four United States Marines and a United States Navy petty officer slain in a Chattanooga, TN shooting attack, an incident being investigated as an act of domestic terrorism.
 
In 2009, the General Assembly passed a law prohibiting cyberbullying - the use of the Internet or social media networks for deliberate harassment - of minors.
In 2009, the General Assembly passed a law prohibiting cyberbullying - the use of the Internet or social media networks for deliberate harassment - of minors.
 
There’s another player out there rating the conservatism of DC politicians — Conservative Review. The folks at that site give both North Carolina senators failing grades, and pass only FIVE of North Carolina’s 13 House members.
There’s another player out there rating the conservatism of DC politicians — Conservative Review. The folks at that site give both North Carolina senators failing grades, and pass only FIVE of North Carolina’s 13 House members.
 
Few are surprised our legislature came up to the deadline to pass a new state budget and was forced to pass a continuing resolution. It’s a regular occurrence.
Few are surprised our legislature came up to the deadline to pass a new state budget and was forced to pass a continuing resolution. It’s a regular occurrence.
 
We will offer this allotment of three with more to come; some old, most new, but all quite informative, and, moreover, necessary to understanding that in North Carolina, there is a wiser path to govern ourselves and our People.
We will offer this allotment of three with more to come; some old, most new, but all quite informative, and, moreover, necessary to understanding that in North Carolina, there is a wiser path to govern ourselves and our People.
 
Governor Pat McCrory released the following Independence Day statement.
Governor Pat McCrory released the following Independence Day statement.
 
The state of North Carolina has begun its 2015-16 fiscal year with a continuing resolution instead of a budget. While it would certainly have been better if lawmakers and Gov. Pat McCrory had inked a formal budget by now, the situation could be much worse.
The state of North Carolina has begun its 2015-16 fiscal year with a continuing resolution instead of a budget. While it would certainly have been better if lawmakers and Gov. Pat McCrory had inked a formal budget by now, the situation could be much worse.
 
If you're like me, you're probably a bit disheartened by our Lt. Governor. Dan Forest talked a good game on the 2012 campaign trail.
If you're like me, you're probably a bit disheartened by our Lt. Governor. Dan Forest talked a good game on the 2012 campaign trail.
 
Last week, Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) introduced, “The Treatment of Certain Payments in Eugenics Compensation Act.” This legislation is vital to restoring justice to the victims of this heinous government run program.
Last week, Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) introduced, “The Treatment of Certain Payments in Eugenics Compensation Act.” This legislation is vital to restoring justice to the victims of this heinous government run program.
 
When the framers of our state’s Constitution were assigning duties and responsibilities to the various branches of government they wisely delegated to the voters decision-making responsibility for should government incurring debt.
When the framers of our state’s Constitution were assigning duties and responsibilities to the various branches of government they wisely delegated to the voters decision-making responsibility for should government incurring debt.
 
Lately there has been a great deal of discussion, even among conservatives and Republicans, about the possibility of implementing a carbon dioxide tax, incorrectly refereed to as a carbon tax. Of course carbon dioxide and carbon are quite different. But this is part of the manipulation of the...
Lately there has been a great deal of discussion, even among conservatives and Republicans, about the possibility of implementing a carbon dioxide tax, incorrectly refereed to as a carbon tax. Of course carbon dioxide and carbon are quite different. But this is part of the manipulation of the...
 
How can we differentiate the pay of teachers on the basis of their performance while also treating them fairly? This familiar education-policy debate used to play out at the Hood family dinner table.
How can we differentiate the pay of teachers on the basis of their performance while also treating them fairly? This familiar education-policy debate used to play out at the Hood family dinner table.
 
Incredible. It is amazing that something that is sooooo common sense is having such difficulty navigating through the conservative revolution
Incredible. It is amazing that something that is sooooo common sense is having such difficulty navigating through the conservative revolution
 
Parents are used to report cards for their school-aged kids. Now, in North Carolina, public schools themselves receive letter grades, A through F.
Parents are used to report cards for their school-aged kids. Now, in North Carolina, public schools themselves receive letter grades, A through F.
 
For years now, legislators, policy analysts, medical providers, and lobbyists for various interest groups have been arguing about North Carolina's Medicaid program. Whether you find this argument interesting, confusing, or boring, I have some news for you: it's far from over.
For years now, legislators, policy analysts, medical providers, and lobbyists for various interest groups have been arguing about North Carolina's Medicaid program. Whether you find this argument interesting, confusing, or boring, I have some news for you: it's far from over.
 
The North Carolina GOP is in deep trouble - or so say the Democrats and left-of-center commentators who are rooting for the Republicans currently leading the state to bicker, fall out, and fail.
The North Carolina GOP is in deep trouble - or so say the Democrats and left-of-center commentators who are rooting for the Republicans currently leading the state to bicker, fall out, and fail.
 
Great schools require great leaders. That's the assessment from a Campbell University education professor and former Johnston County school principal who serves now on Johnston's school board.
Great schools require great leaders. That's the assessment from a Campbell University education professor and former Johnston County school principal who serves now on Johnston's school board.
 
It took two-and-a-half years, but state Senator Fletcher Hartsell's (RINO-Cabarrus) campaign finance / ethics case is going to get some attention from an actual bona fide prosecutor.
It took two-and-a-half years, but state Senator Fletcher Hartsell's (RINO-Cabarrus) campaign finance / ethics case is going to get some attention from an actual bona fide prosecutor.
 
On one hand, I have to applaud the upper chamber for defending the will of the people expressed in that 2012 vote on the marriage amendment to the state constitution.
On one hand, I have to applaud the upper chamber for defending the will of the people expressed in that 2012 vote on the marriage amendment to the state constitution.
 
Not too long ago, Gov. Pat McCrory and Speaker Tim Moore were telling us they could see no real need for a religious freedom restoration act.
Not too long ago, Gov. Pat McCrory and Speaker Tim Moore were telling us they could see no real need for a religious freedom restoration act.
 
By the middle of June, state Senate leaders have promised to pass a budget for the next two fiscal years, and they swear it will be a lot different from the one that got through the House just before Memorial Day - less spending, more saving, fewer deals for special interests, and (possibly) even mo
By the middle of June, state Senate leaders have promised to pass a budget for the next two fiscal years, and they swear it will be a lot different from the one that got through the House just before Memorial Day - less spending, more saving, fewer deals for special interests, and (possibly) even mo
 
By all accounts, the $22.2 billion General Fund budget just passed by the North Carolina House is only one step in a dance routine that may well last throughout the summer. As a former dance teacher, I'll take this opportunity to explain what to look for as the Senate and Gov. Pat McCrory make...
By all accounts, the $22.2 billion General Fund budget just passed by the North Carolina House is only one step in a dance routine that may well last throughout the summer. As a former dance teacher, I'll take this opportunity to explain what to look for as the Senate and Gov. Pat McCrory make...
 
Six times as many drones could be flying above our heads as commercial airplanes within the next five years. Growth in use of drones, or unmanned aerial vehicles, is generating increased interest in safety and regulatory issues.
Six times as many drones could be flying above our heads as commercial airplanes within the next five years. Growth in use of drones, or unmanned aerial vehicles, is generating increased interest in safety and regulatory issues.
 
There is an interesting and little-noticed revolution going on at the elite levels of the national Republican Party. Whereas the party was led at one time by WASPs - essentially white, Anglo-Saxon Episcopalians and Presbyterians with a few Anglicans, Methodists, and Lutherans thrown in - it is...
There is an interesting and little-noticed revolution going on at the elite levels of the national Republican Party. Whereas the party was led at one time by WASPs - essentially white, Anglo-Saxon Episcopalians and Presbyterians with a few Anglicans, Methodists, and Lutherans thrown in - it is...
 
A thought occurred to me as I was traveling in and around the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina. The notion didn't have to do with my location but was instead prompted by the lecture I was listening to on the way.
A thought occurred to me as I was traveling in and around the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina. The notion didn't have to do with my location but was instead prompted by the lecture I was listening to on the way.
 
In reaction recently to the "advancement" of LGBT rights in North Carolina, I have seen/heard of many who are somehow angered by this...
In reaction recently to the "advancement" of LGBT rights in North Carolina, I have seen/heard of many who are somehow angered by this...
 
Governor Pat McCrory released the following statement on the passing of Beau Biden, son of Vice President Joe Biden
Governor Pat McCrory released the following statement on the passing of Beau Biden, son of Vice President Joe Biden
 
A thought occurred to me as I was traveling in and around the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina. The notion didn't have to do with my location but was instead prompted by the lecture I was listening to on the way.
A thought occurred to me as I was traveling in and around the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina. The notion didn't have to do with my location but was instead prompted by the lecture I was listening to on the way.
 
Amid the uncertainty of state budget negotiations, one fact still holds: North Carolina's corporate tax rates will continue to drop, and those cuts will improve the state's standing in an index from the Tax Foundation in Washington, D.C., ranking state business climates.
Amid the uncertainty of state budget negotiations, one fact still holds: North Carolina's corporate tax rates will continue to drop, and those cuts will improve the state's standing in an index from the Tax Foundation in Washington, D.C., ranking state business climates.
 
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