Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson (page 4)

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    WRAL opinion page editor Seth Effron offers absurd defense of revolting cartoon

    I don’t buy Effron’s explanation that the “editorial cartoon by Dennis Draughon is meant to point out that these members of the State Board are trying to wipe out from the social studies curriculum the record of racism which includes the Klan and the segregationist practices that were…
    Terry Stoops, February 4, 2021
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    NC State Board of Education condemns appalling WRAL cartoon

    State Superintendent Catherine Truitt posted the following on her Facebook page yesterday:…
    Terry Stoops, February 4, 2021
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    John Trump reports for Carolina Journal Online on a bill that would extend deadlines for state alcohol permit holders who’ve been closed by COVID-19. Ray Nothstine’s CJ Opinion argues that Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson is smart to focus on first principles.
    Mitch Kokai, February 4, 2021
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    Read Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson’s statement on “divisive” social studies standards

    Social studies standards for North Carolina are under fire, as reported by Carolina Journal last week. A N.C. State Board of Education meeting Wednesday, Jan. 27, became a flashpoint in the national debate over racism and American identity. Some Republicans complained proposed social studies standards were full of negativity,…
    Donna Martinez, February 1, 2021
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    “they smack of a lot of leftist talk”

    I pay close attention when I read or hear the words “leftist talk,” especially when it involves school-aged kids. The words I’m talking about now — “they smack of a lot of leftist talk” — come from our new Lt. Gov., Mark Robinson, the first African-American to hold the…
    Donna Martinez, January 28, 2021
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    Voters and taxpayers might hear sharply contrasting messages over the next four years from their Democratic governor and Republican lieutenant governor. Rick Henderson compares Gov. Roy Cooper and new Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Terry Stoops assesses N.C. families’…
    Mitch Kokai, January 22, 2021
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    Will Gov. Cooper & Lt. Gov. Robinson Agree On Anything?

    Democrat Roy Cooper and Republican Mark Robinson have begun work as North Carolina’s two highest-level leaders. But the two men hold very different views of the world, as evidenced by the remarks each made when sworn into office. That will make for a fascinating four years of competing visions and…
    Donna Martinez, January 13, 2021