Civitas Institute

8:50 am
Tue July 1, 2014

Senate Ad Attacks Tillis on State's Education Spending

Thom Tillis and Kay Hagan will meet in November for a seat in the United States Senate.
Credit NC General Assembly/US Senate

House Speaker Thom Tillis is the target of a new ad that criticizes the state legislature’s cuts to education.

The Senate Majority PAC spent $800,000 on the ad in support of U.S. Senator Kay Hagan in her bid for re-election against her Republican rival.  

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Politics & Government
10:12 pm
Fri March 7, 2014

Conservative Think Tank Gets UNC Prof’s Email Records, Says He Used Tax-Payer Money For Politics

Francis DeLuca (left), Gene Nichol
Credit LinkedIn, UNC School of Law

Officials at the University of North Carolina have given a conservative think-tank hundreds of emails from a professor who has been an outspoken critic of the state’s Republican governor and statehouse leaders.

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The State of Things
10:52 am
Fri December 6, 2013

TV Exchange Sparks Partisan Debate

When NC NAACP President William Barber sparred with state budget director Art Pope about the state’s political policies, it made headlines. The exchange spun off of a press conference where Barber announced plans to picket stores owned by Pope.

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Politics & Government
10:45 am
Fri June 21, 2013

Civitas’ Moral Monday Arrestee Database Elicits Critical Responses

The 'Pick the Protester Game' on the Civitas website.
Credit screen shot of Civitas website

The  Civitas Institute posted an online database of Moral Monday/Witness Wednesday arrestees yesterday on its website, prompting a flood of responses and online commentary. The database includes demographic breakdowns of 382 people by political affiliation, age, race, and employment, and even includes a “Pick The Protester Game" in which the user must match a piece of demographic information with one of three mugshots.

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The State of Things
12:41 pm
Tue June 4, 2013

Groups Tackles Intractable North Carolina Poverty Problem

A scene from American Winter film.

A panel of experts discuss poverty in NC

Gene Nichol, Director of the Center on Poverty, Work & Opportunity at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, said on The State of Things today that the financial collapse really hurt the poor but that the problem is multifaceted.

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