Category Archives: Politics

Guilford County Schools budget request

Marquita Brown of the News and Record reports that GCS Superintendent Mo Green will request that county commissioners approve a $26 million boost to the district’s budget. Brown spends a lot of time describing revenue and expenditures from state sources.  I mean, isn’t the NC GOP responsible for GCS’s funding hardships? NC Department of PublicContinue Reading

Santorum emphasizes family, education issues in legislative briefing

Former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania, who’s considering another presidential run in 2016, discussed family and education issues during a meeting with N.C. lawmakers at the state Legislative Building this morning. Santorum focused on issues state legislatures can address, then took questions about his presidential decision and other topics. Click play below to watchContinue Reading

In case you missed her …

Becki Gray analyzed for Time Warner Cable News’ “Capital Tonight” recent legislative haggling over the next N.C. state budget.

Congress not thrilled with most transparent administration ever

Sean Higgins of the Washington Examiner reports on one area of bipartisan agreement on Capitol Hill. The White House’s reluctance to open itself up to any scrutiny has been a major source of frustration for Republicans. It’s getting on the nerves of some Democrats, too, as evidenced by the fact that a bill to expandContinue Reading

Stossel tackles the debate over gentrification

John Stossel‘s latest column at Human Events examines a curious change in attitude among liberal scolds. No matter what you do, modern liberals will tell you you’re wrong. For decades, liberals complained that American society is segregated because rich, white people don’t want to live in ethnically mixed neighborhoods. Sometimes, liberals had a point. FromContinue Reading

About that ‘doc fix’ solution

James Capretta explains for National Review Online readers why a proposed permanent solution to the Medicare “doc fix” problem falls short of the mark. For starters, despite claims made by supporters of the emerging bill, it is highly unlikely that the legislation will reduce long-term Medicare spending. The Congressional Budget Office has not yet releasedContinue Reading

Williamson responds to the Cruz critique

Kevin Williamson‘s latest column at National Review Online offers an alternative view to those who believe Texas Sen. Ted Cruz has no chance to win the 2016 presidential election. It is March of 2015. It is foolish to be offering statements that are not merely confident but purportedly definitive regarding who is not going toContinue Reading

Dispatches from the trail, March 25, 2015

• Citing last year’s U.S. Senate race between incumbent Democratic loser Kay Hagan and Republican winner Thom Tillis, Roll Call notes that competitive primaries can sharpen challengers (like Tillis) to run a successful general election race against an incumbent — so long as the primary winner unites the party and is someone unaffiliated voters canContinue Reading