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The intellectual forces that have driven three decades of freedom-forward research and policy reforms in North Carolina will merge their capabilities, ensuring that North Carolinians' liberties are robustly defended and advanced as we enter this next decade.
The intellectual forces that have driven three decades of freedom-forward research and policy reforms in North Carolina will merge their capabilities, ensuring that North Carolinians' liberties are robustly defended and advanced as we enter this next decade.
 
The Charlotte Observer published an inflammatory, race baiting, factless opinion piece that is a disservice to its readers and is insulting to Chief Justice Cherie Beasley and Chief Justice-elect Paul Newby.
The Charlotte Observer published an inflammatory, race baiting, factless opinion piece that is a disservice to its readers and is insulting to Chief Justice Cherie Beasley and Chief Justice-elect Paul Newby.
 
One of the biggest political and cultural shifts over 90 or so years is the clamoring for the government to do more in just about every area of society.
One of the biggest political and cultural shifts over 90 or so years is the clamoring for the government to do more in just about every area of society.
 
The North Carolina Association of Educators Political Action Committee (NCAE PAC) included in its second-quarter 2020 finance report contributions to Gov. Roy Cooper’s and NC Sen. Dan Blue’s campaigns in excess of the legal limit.
The North Carolina Association of Educators Political Action Committee (NCAE PAC) included in its second-quarter 2020 finance report contributions to Gov. Roy Cooper’s and NC Sen. Dan Blue’s campaigns in excess of the legal limit.
 
Chief Justice Cheri Beasley only picked up five votes after a statewide machine recount
 
Are our political parties realigning? The last two elections certainly provide some strong evidence to think so.
Are our political parties realigning? The last two elections certainly provide some strong evidence to think so.
 
The NC State Board of Elections dealt with a difficulty in how to conduct a recount with a practical solution
The NC State Board of Elections dealt with a difficulty in how to conduct a recount with a practical solution
 
2020 has been a tough year for North Carolina public schools.
 
Yesterday State Auditor, Beth Wood, released results of an audit highly critical of how the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) allocated $180 million in federal Coronavirus Relief Funds.
Yesterday State Auditor, Beth Wood, released results of an audit highly critical of how the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) allocated $180 million in federal Coronavirus Relief Funds.
 
After much acrimony and protest, Paul Newby still stands about four hundred votes ahead of incumbent Cheri Beasley in the race for chief justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court.
After much acrimony and protest, Paul Newby still stands about four hundred votes ahead of incumbent Cheri Beasley in the race for chief justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court.
 
Gratitude is everything. Gratitude brings joy. When we are thankful we are much more apt to look up to the heavens or look beyond ourselves.
Gratitude is everything. Gratitude brings joy. When we are thankful we are much more apt to look up to the heavens or look beyond ourselves.
 
State Supreme Court Chief Justice Cheri Beasley lost her reelection bid to Justice Paul Newby by 406 votes (as of November 19).
State Supreme Court Chief Justice Cheri Beasley lost her reelection bid to Justice Paul Newby by 406 votes (as of November 19).
 
As of November 19, NC Supreme Court Chief Justice Cheri Beasley lost her reelection bid to Justice Paul Newby by 406 votes.
As of November 19, NC Supreme Court Chief Justice Cheri Beasley lost her reelection bid to Justice Paul Newby by 406 votes.
 
If Republican Supreme Court Justice Paul Newby’s 406 vote lead survives a recount and he makes history as North Carolina’s 30th Chief Justice he can thank a once Democratic stronghold that has gone red for providing his margin of victory.
If Republican Supreme Court Justice Paul Newby’s 406 vote lead survives a recount and he makes history as North Carolina’s 30th Chief Justice he can thank a once Democratic stronghold that has gone red for providing his margin of victory.
 
Would Texas turn blue? A lot of people were asking that question in recent months as Democrats poured millions into the state to flip it.
Would Texas turn blue? A lot of people were asking that question in recent months as Democrats poured millions into the state to flip it.
 
Some politicians, including Joe Biden and many of his supporters, are continually calling for unity and healing in the wake of a probable victory in the presidential race.
Some politicians, including Joe Biden and many of his supporters, are continually calling for unity and healing in the wake of a probable victory in the presidential race.
 
For the past two years the North Carolina Association of Educators (NCAE) has been mobilizing and organizing to elect lawmakers who are more aligned with the organization’s views on public education.
For the past two years the North Carolina Association of Educators (NCAE) has been mobilizing and organizing to elect lawmakers who are more aligned with the organization’s views on public education.
 
To the surprise of no one, OpenSecrets.org is reporting that the Tillis-Cunningham Senate race is the most expensive Senate race of all time.
To the surprise of no one, OpenSecrets.org is reporting that the Tillis-Cunningham Senate race is the most expensive Senate race of all time.
 
While some votes here in North Carolina remain to be counted, we can nevertheless make some interesting observations from this week's elections. I will address two of them in this post.
While some votes here in North Carolina remain to be counted, we can nevertheless make some interesting observations from this week's elections. I will address two of them in this post.
 
To the surprise of no one, OpenSecrets.org is reporting that the Tillis-Cunningham Senate race is the most expensive Senate race of all time.
To the surprise of no one, OpenSecrets.org is reporting that the Tillis-Cunningham Senate race is the most expensive Senate race of all time.
 
Richard Weaver’s famous book “Ideas have Consequences” has a pithy and poignant title.
Richard Weaver’s famous book “Ideas have Consequences” has a pithy and poignant title.
 
While national politics may take a leftward tilt, conservatism in North Carolina is on the ascent.
While national politics may take a leftward tilt, conservatism in North Carolina is on the ascent.
 
Almost a week after election day, there are three groups of ballots that have still not been counted and the results of those counts could change the outcome of an NC Supreme Court race.
Almost a week after election day, there are three groups of ballots that have still not been counted and the results of those counts could change the outcome of an NC Supreme Court race.
 
Catherine Truitt’s victory over Jen Mangrum for State Superintendent of Public Instruction was certainly one of the most significant and surprising Republican victories on Tuesday evening.
Catherine Truitt’s victory over Jen Mangrum for State Superintendent of Public Instruction was certainly one of the most significant and surprising Republican victories on Tuesday evening.
 
As we gather with friends and family tonight (or sit alone in front of the TV and a couple of computer screens) and enjoy our beverage of choice while watching election returns, here are a few things to keep in mind
As we gather with friends and family tonight (or sit alone in front of the TV and a couple of computer screens) and enjoy our beverage of choice while watching election returns, here are a few things to keep in mind
 
President Donald Trump and Senator Thom Tillis led Republicans to strong victories across the state in Council of State, judicial and legislative races.
President Donald Trump and Senator Thom Tillis led Republicans to strong victories across the state in Council of State, judicial and legislative races.
 
Gov. Roy Cooper has repeatedly referred to his economic lockdown strategy as a “dimmer switch approach” to gradually reopening the state’s economy.
Gov. Roy Cooper has repeatedly referred to his economic lockdown strategy as a “dimmer switch approach” to gradually reopening the state’s economy.
 
The New York Post published a scathing indictment last week on the media coverage of the 2020 election.
The New York Post published a scathing indictment last week on the media coverage of the 2020 election.
 
Gov. Roy Cooper’s shutdown orders have produced difficult economic times for North Carolina families and businesses.
Gov. Roy Cooper’s shutdown orders have produced difficult economic times for North Carolina families and businesses.
 
Over the past few weeks, I have seen headlines such as “Black voter’s mail-in ballots being rejected at a higher rate, “Black voters are disproportionately having mail ballots rejected in North Carolina” and “North Carolina’s Witness Rule Favors White Voters“
Over the past few weeks, I have seen headlines such as “Black voter’s mail-in ballots being rejected at a higher rate, “Black voters are disproportionately having mail ballots rejected in North Carolina” and “North Carolina’s Witness Rule Favors White Voters“
 
The 2018 ballot harvesting in Bladen County is hardly the only case of 21st-century election fraud in North Carolina
The 2018 ballot harvesting in Bladen County is hardly the only case of 21st-century election fraud in North Carolina
 
Yesterday it was announced that Attorney General Josh Stein “awarded 12 Triangle area leaders with Dogwood Awards.
Yesterday it was announced that Attorney General Josh Stein “awarded 12 Triangle area leaders with Dogwood Awards.
 
The eye-popping potential top marginal tax rates on taxpayers under Joe Biden’s tax plan in states like New York recently made national headlines.
The eye-popping potential top marginal tax rates on taxpayers under Joe Biden’s tax plan in states like New York recently made national headlines.
 
It’s election season. And if you live in North Carolina you might think the only elections are those for president, U.S. Senate and governor.
It’s election season. And if you live in North Carolina you might think the only elections are those for president, U.S. Senate and governor.
 
North Carolina families need educational options as much right now as ever, if not more.
 
That's the point Ira Stoll seems to argue in a recent blog post in Education Next.
That's the point Ira Stoll seems to argue in a recent blog post in Education Next.
 
Court-packing is one of the biggest issues of this election cycle in the presidential race (and U.S. Senate elections). Undoubtedly, it would be an even bigger issue if not for Covid-19 and the overall craziness infecting so much of 2020.
Court-packing is one of the biggest issues of this election cycle in the presidential race (and U.S. Senate elections). Undoubtedly, it would be an even bigger issue if not for Covid-19 and the overall craziness infecting so much of 2020.
 
Judge William Osteen Jr. of U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina issued two orders on the evening of October 14 in the ongoing dispute.
Judge William Osteen Jr. of U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina issued two orders on the evening of October 14 in the ongoing dispute.
 
By now most people are aware of Cal Cunningham’s July tryst with Arlene Guzman Todd in the Cunningham home while his family was away.
By now most people are aware of Cal Cunningham’s July tryst with Arlene Guzman Todd in the Cunningham home while his family was away.
 
North Carolina progressive liberal groups and politicians have for years criticized the past decade of conservative tax cuts as being only “for big corporations and the rich.”
North Carolina progressive liberal groups and politicians have for years criticized the past decade of conservative tax cuts as being only “for big corporations and the rich.”
 
Here is data from the fourth week since that start of voting in North Carolina.
 
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