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So-called “REINS Act” would pose grave threat to consumers, environment, public health and safety With all of the damage the political Right has done to the public services and structures of North Carolina over the past five years, ...
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McCrory refugee emails show state leaders at their worst It’s been almost 83 years since President Franklin Roosevelt, facing a moment of enormous national suffering and angst, uttered one of the most famous and insightful observations regarding the ...
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Policies in area after area are actually about privilege, division and exclusion [Note: this post has been updated to repair some broken hyperlinks.] There’s one thing you’ve got to hand to the politicians, pundits and plutocrats driving the ...
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The McCrory administration’s irrational “no way, no how” obstruction of the Clean Power Plan  One of the most striking things about America’s climate change deniers is the absolute, near-messianic certainty that they bring to the debate. It’s almost ...
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Despite relentless, cynical and even paranoid opposition, President Obama comes to his final SOTU speech with a remarkable record of accomplishment Sometimes, the emotions run so high that it’s hard to talk sense about Barack Obama. When the ...
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The Governor tries and fails to put a positive spin on 2015 With the 2016 political year underway, it’s no surprise that elected leaders have been attempting to put a positive spin on the state of North Carolina’s ...
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[Editor’s note: During the holidays, NC Policy Watch is taking a look back at 2015 by featuring some of our top news stories and commentaries from the past 12 months. We hope you will enjoy them and feel ...
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[Editor’s note: During the holidays, NC Policy Watch is taking a look back at 2015 by featuring some of our top news stories and commentaries from the past 12 months. We hope you will enjoy them and feel ...
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Canada’s Prime Minister, local immigration policy experts show us what a commitment to freedom and opportunity is really about The United States has had, at best, a mixed history when it comes to the issue of human migration. ...
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America’s mass murder crisis is a terrifying phenomenon. It’s gotten to the point at which the supposedly freest country in the world has become, in some horrifically depressing ways, a 300 million person prison. When our schoolchildren and ...
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What cuts to Legal Aid say about the conservative policy agenda The inhabitants of conservative “think tanks” and advocacy groups love to lecture all who will listen on the wonders of “liberty.” You know how this goes: “If ...
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The Right’s shameless attacks on transgender people It’s not hard to tell that election season is around the corner in North Carolina. Once again, conservative politicians and their allies are lining up to bash weak and unpopular groups ...
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NC finds the solution to replenishing its unemployment fund: Don’t help the unemployed Thirty-four years ago, the administration of President Ronald Reagan stirred up one of the great domestic policy P.R. controversies of the early 1980’s with its ...
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Five reasons why giant salaries for UNC bosses are not the answer North Carolina State University Chancellor Randy Woodson is very clearly a good guy. He is also, by many accounts, a fine chancellor and, if the recent ...
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“Watered down” gun law is still full of dangerous provisions Three weeks ago in this space, the Weekly Briefing looked at “Twelve of the most destructive acts taken by the Governor and the 2015 General Assembly.” As was ...
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