There has been no shortage of postmortems on the November elections. Last week Marguerite Creel from Raleigh shared her views in a thought provoking piece in American Thinker. Creel admits there is much to lament. Still, she sees great opportunity for Republican-led states and especially North Carolina. But only if Republicans decide to reinvent themselves, [...]
An outfit called Thumbtack.com has given North Carolina a C-plus rating for “small business friendliness.” My late father, when I got a C on my report card, said that “C is for crummy.” Note that our regional competitors do better. For instance, Virginia gets an A, South Carolina gets a B-plus. The N&O recently ran [...]
Francis De Luca, president of Civitas Institute, is scheduled to appear this evening at 7 pm and midnight on News 14 Carolina on Capital Tonight, to discuss fundraising in the campaigns and what it means for the upcoming elections for president and governor.
Some criticize government for not having effective programs — but the real problem is that government doesn’t want to know if its programs are effective, and doesn’t care. The more I think about, the more I think that’s a big message from a recent Civitas co-sponsored event, NC Watchdog Training, plus a recent report by [...]
A few of the items from today’s Civitas Poll Lunch you might find eye-opening. – Rob Christensen of the N&O pointed out that $38M has been spent on presidential ads in NC, yet “the meter has not been moved.” People may be tuning out the ads psychologically, or via Tivo. If so, that might give [...]