Posted in Media NC legislature NC State Government NCGOP Politics

Blowing a grand opportunity with the UNC system

The GOP takeover in Raleigh presented all kinds of opportunities to remake the political landscape for years to come.  Long-time liberal bureaucrats could be weeded out of the state bureaucracy and be replaced with more even-keeled or conservative ones.  (Yet, we have the governor’s office…

Posted in Education Media NC legislature NC State Government

You can’t do THAT! WHY, it’s — um, er — RACIST !!!! (Yeah, that’s it. Racist.)

The UNC Board of Governors is holding hearings on whether to consolidate or cancel out all of these state-funded “institutes” and “centers” based on the UNC system campuses. Lefties don’t like to think about the possibility of cutting money for anything — except stuff like…

Posted in Media

Discontent at the top of the UNC food chain?

UNC has been in the news quite a bit during the McCrory / conservative revolution era in Raleigh.  We had Gene Nichol and his on-campus carnival sideshow.  We’ve had the fallout over the football program. The system is being sued over race-based admissions policies, and…

Posted in Law & Order Media NC legislature NC State Government NCGOP Politics Thom Tillis

Did Thom Tillis torpedo bid by Justice Newby’s relative to join UNC BOG?

  I had a rather interesting conversation today with a fellow who has a LONG track record of influence in North Carolina Republican politics. He  says Wake County conservative leaders AND religious right figures around the state are up in arms over House Speaker Thom…