Tag Archives: North Carolina

Highlights from Gov McCrory’s NC budget

Why We Worry / Raleigh-Durham Bureau Governor Pat McCrory (R—NC) released his first budget proposal this morning, outlining spending recommendations for 2014 and 2015. Left-leaning North Carolinians braced themselves for the announcement, fearful of the influence of McCrory’s budget director, the ultra-conservative Art Pope. The good news is the news isn’t all bad. The budget calls […]

How Sequester cuts would impact North Carolina

Why We Worry / Raleigh-Durham Bureau The Sequester cuts may be small relative to the overall national budget, but if Congress does not prevent them, they will be coming in the context of prolonged economic stagnation, as well as recent significant cuts and severe budget shortfalls on the state level. For North Carolina, new cuts […]

Can Obama win North Carolina?

Why We Worry / Raleigh-Durham Bureau After favoring Republican presidential candidates for seven consecutive elections, North Carolina – in a surprise result – voted for President Obama in 2008. He won by less than 14,000 votes. But Mitt Romney is currently leading the polls in this battleground state. Though Obama’s deficit has been low (generally […]

The license plate wars

The Ohio license plate says “Birthplace of Aviation” because the Wright brothers were from Ohio and developed their airplane designs there. The North Carolina plate says “First in Flight” because the Wright brothers’ first powered flight took place on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Now, I’m not saying that either state has a better […]

Your Rights Hanging By A Belt…

…or How I Contributed To The Public Coffers Of Warrenton, NC By Ian Last week, I had to go to court to “defend” myself for getting a speeding ticket. Let me first tell you about how I got said ticket so you understand how I ended up in this situation. My fiancée and I were […]

Obama dominates NC, Clinton barely wins IN

According to MSNBC, Obama has defeated Clinton by 14 percent in North Carolina, a race called as soon as the polls closed. Clinton’s narrow win in Indiana wasn’t certain until after 1 am—7 hours after the polls closed—where it now looks like she will have won by 2 percent. My initial thoughts The idea that […]

The Gas Tax Holiday: An Election Day 'Issue'

On this website, I’ve complained multiple times about the substance free coverage of the 2008 presidential battle. Finally, in the last few days leading up to today’s Democratic Primary vote in Indiana and North Carolina, we’re talking about an actual policy issue! Sort of. Hillary Clinton has followed John McCain’s lead, and proposed a gas […]