Category: Politics

Romney, BarryO on same page re: health care?

        MIT economist Jonathan Gruber says health care reform then-Gov. Mitt Romney pushed on Massachusetts is THE SAME THNG BarryO pushed on our country: He credited Mitt Romney for not totally disavowing the Massachusetts bill during his…

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…

OK. Which one is it, N&O?

      Here they go again.  Our state’s flagship newspaper is at it again — offering readers contradictory information on their page, sometimes within the same day and other times within  week. Last week, chief political correspondent (and newsroom…

Congressman McIntyre: Barry who?

Mike McIntyre (D-Lumberton) has represented North Carolina’s 7th District  since 1996.  He’s voted for Democrats for Speaker, but has still managed to get campaign contributions from Republicans in the district.  McIntyre pretty much votes with his caucus, but sides with…

A vacancy at DPI?

  It is looking like there may be an open seat on North Carolina’s Council of State in 2012.  Rumors are swirling about a possible retirement by incumbent N.C. Department of Public Instruction Secretary June Atkinson.  (Atkinson is not exactly…

Regulating Mother Nature

      Nothing coming out of Washington surprises me anymore.  Thanks to our thrice weekly Pulitzer Prize winning local paper here in Moore County,  I learned that the EPA punishes businesses if the exhaust from their operations blows across…