Category: NC legislature

Civitas: Pinehurst’s Blake is NC Senate’s top conservative

      According to NC Civitas, a Raleigh-based conservative think tank, Senator Harris Blake (R-Pinehurst) is wrapping up this session at the top of the class, with a perfect conservative voting record.  Blake topped all  50 Senators with a…

Public defenders stick up for ‘Racial Justice’ …

            Just days after North Carolina’s prosecutors formally seek an end to the travesty called ‘The Racial Justice Act’, the state’s public defenders are speaking up.  The N&O had the story:   Public defenders are…

Let the scare tactics begin …

        When liberals realize they can’t win a debate on the issues, they almost always turn to the scare tactics. Lyndon Johnson got the ball rolling in 1964 against Barry Goldwater, running ads depicting Barry Goldwater as…

Put up or shut up time for NCGOP

          There are a number of developments brewing in Raleigh that will tell volumes about whether North Carolina made a wise investment in the Republican Party last November: 1) Ethics:  There has been a steady drip-drip-drip…

GOP legislators seek business POV; Dems & Media cry FOUL

Boy, it really turns my world upside down to see something published by The N&O staff complaining about not including both sides of a story. Until recently, I thought “fracking” was only an epithet used by characters on Battlestar Galactica.…

Surprise! Media, Dems demagogued NC state budget cuts.

        Boss Bev, legislative Dems, and their hench-persons in North Carolina’s alleged mainstream media (MSM) tried to tell us THE SKY WOULD FALL if budget cuts pushed by GOP legislators were to pass. Well, the budget cuts…

A surprisingly thoughtful piece by an N&O reporter …

        The debate over abortion frequently gets clouded by PR spin and code-words like “choice,” as well as sign-wielding activists screaming at each other.  Earlier this year, the state legislature passed bills defunding Planned Parenthood and requiring…

Tillis: Laroque mess headed to ethics committee

      North Carolina state House Speaker Thom Tillis (R-Cornelius)  says allegations swirling around taxpayer-subsidized loans by state Rep. Stephen Laroque (R-Kinston) to himself (Laroque), family members and legislative colleagues are being referred to the House Ethics Committee for…