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- NC Supreme Court Races: Chief Justice Race Part 2
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- Paging Senator Tom Udall…Grass Roots Calling
- NC Supreme Court Races: Chief Justice Race
- Large District Superintendent’s Clique’s Letter to Pearson
- Occupy Monday – Tennessee Edition
- The NC Supreme Court Races
- Common Core Conflicts Of Interest from Massachusetts to NC
- Carville Wants Jeb To Be GOP Nominee?
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Category Archives: New Civility
The News and Observer (N&O) recently published a staff Op-Ed taking aim at the opposition to Common Core after the last NC General Assembly Common Core LRC meeting. The N&O’s article was little more than a set of smears on those who spoke out at the meeting. The clear intent of that editorial was to make opposition to Common Core look like a bunch of conspiracy theory or religious nuts. We are not.
You can read my take-down of the N&O’s hit piece here:
@NewsObserver Pens Cherry Picking, Outlandish Op-Ed Attacking Common Core Opposition
The following is a letter I received and was given permission to publish here on the blog. It was sent to multiple parties involved in the ongoing controversy surrounding The Common Core State Standards in North Carolina. It was also sent to the N&O, however I have not seen it published yet. If it is, I will link it here.
I’d like to thank Mr. Bruno for sharing this with me and allowing me to post it on the blog.
The letter is as follows, unedited and in full: Continue reading
Well, I told you last Spring that Rev. Barber and his BlueprintNC pals would try to spread Moral Monday. So far, little outcroppings of it have sprung up in Georgia, New York and Alabama. Now we have one in Florida, which displays the rhetoric and theatrics of the NC version we’ve come to tune out.
Some quick examples: Continue reading
Ann Althouse has an article up about a an amicus brief filed in Ohio which has the net effect of trying to silence public discourse with regards to politicians. The brief was filed by Cato Institute and P.J. O’Rourke. This is a clear attempt at Shutuppery via lawfare. Continue reading
On February 8th, downtown will host to the annual HK on J march (Historic Thousands on Jones Street). The NC NAACP holds it every year. This year they are calling it a “people’s assembly”, which reminds me of Occupy in a few ways. Given the recent racist remarks about black conservatives from NC NAACP’s Reverend Barber, one has to wonder what he will say next to top it.
Come for the vitriol and rhetoric, stay for the arrests… or something. Continue reading