Setting the Record Straight

Setting the Record Straight

Setting the Record Straight

A dishonest and destructive assault on freedom

Proponents misrepresent anti-abortion bill that targets poor women The North Carolina House abandoned its recent flirtation with moderation yesterday by moving a radical ...
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Turning a blind eye to human suffering

Misplaced priorities on unemployment insurance symbolize the callousness of conservative policies If a person wanted to understand what’s wrong with North Carolina’s government ...
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One of the right’s most perplexing positions

Conservatives advocate to keep community college unaffordable There are a lot of troubling policies that hold sway in the North Carolina education world ...
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Capitalism? Socialism? Fascism?

Crude labeling is not helping the debate There’s a bit of dark humor in the wacky world of online political discourse about how ...
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Lawmakers try to have it both ways

Budget conferees change their rhetoric on the role of government, but not the underlying policies that undermine it Those who attended or watched ...
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Monday education numbers

95,000-plus—Number of public school teachers in North Carolina   $45,938—Average North Carolina teacher compensation 2011-12 (“Facts and Figures 2012-13” – www.ncpublicschools.org)   $55,418—U.S. ...
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There he goes again

Governor misleads on tax outcomes in letter to the editor As noted at some length yesterday, Governor McCrory gave a remarkable pair of ...
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Summertime madness

It’s time to end the 2013 legislative session You know the folks running the North Carolina General Assembly have run out of steam ...
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Extreme ideology and petty grudges

Charting the Right’s voracious appetite for rolling back progress and settling old scores At the end of the 2011-12 North Carolina General Assembly, ...
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Corruption in plain sight

Big money solidifies its iron grip on the state political system right before our eyes There’s an old adage that money is “the mother’s ...
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Perverting capitalism

How right-wing mythology has helped warp our market economy It’s one of the biggest and most destructive myths about capitalism and the “free ...
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Once again, it’s sticks over carrots

State Senate tries to coerce public schools into performing better    There’s an old bit of dark humor that often finds its way ...
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Irony and hypocrisy in the courtroom

The absurd prosecution of John Edwards North Carolina is the scene of an embarrassing national spectacle these days. The trial of John Edwards ...
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An embarrassment to our state

The N.C. Department of Labor hits rock bottom It’s been common knowledge for years to those who follow state government that the North ...
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Caught in an embarrassing lie

House Republicans tell a big fat whopper about jobs This week, a friend of N.C. Policy Watch forwarded us an emailed fundraiser message sent ...
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Bargaining away a fundamental freedom

State Senator sells out his daughters in a backroom deal The North Carolina state Senate joined the House in overriding Governor Perdue’s veto ...
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