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Immigration Reform & NC Medicaid Proposal

Two lip-smackingly fun issues that I have posted on today at my other locales.

  1. How About Immigration Reform That Makes America Smarter? – Ricochet
  2. NC Gov. McCrory Unveils Sweeping Medicaid Reform – WatchdogWire, NC

-Bruce (@GayPatriot)

Federal Employee in NC Told To Exaggerate Sequester Impact

From my other editorial venture,…

The latest actor in the drama known as sequestration is none other than Charlie Brown.  Actually, it’s Charles Brown, an official with the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) office in Raleigh, N.C.

Mr. Brown sent an email to his superiors at the US Agriculture Department in Washington, DC, asking “if there was any latitude” in how he should spread the sequester cuts across his region to lessen the impacts on fish inspections.  Mr. Brown’s response from DC is now making national headlines.

Read the whole thing!

-Bruce (@GayPatriot)


A leaked memo to the Charlotte Observer on Thursday night has political watchers’ tongues wagging across North Carolina today.

Read all about it, here at – North Carolina.

UPDATE: Charlotte Observer is now reporting that the leaked memo may jeopardize Blueprint NC’s funding by it’s largest donor.

Leslie Winner, executive director of the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation, said she was “surprised and disappointed” by the actions of Blueprint North Carolina.

“(Z. Smith Reynolds) believes in robust debate on issues of public importance, (it) does not support attacking people,” Winner said. “We were disappointed to learn that Blueprint is advocating this strategy…

“We are taking this seriously. We are determining our options and our obligations. We will get to the bottom of it.”

The Foundation is providing $400,000 of Blueprint’s nearly $1 million budget, Winner said.


-Bruce (@GayPatriot)


North Carolina Thumbs Its Nose at Obamacare Today

All the gory details are over at Watchdog Wire, North Carolina

-Bruce (@GayPatriot)

NC: Are Virtual Charter Schools The Next Advance In Education Reform?

My new piece is up at Watchdog Wire, North Carolina.  After all, it is School Choice Week!

-Bruce (@GayPatriot)

North Carolina Suffering High Unemployment & High UI Tax Burden

Posted by Bruce Carroll at 4:41 pm - January 28, 2013.
Filed under: Carolina News,Economy,Watchdog Wire - NC

My latest post is up at Watchdog Wire – North Carolina.


Business owners in the state of North Carolina have been increasingly feeling the crush of the cost of unemployment taxes following the economic collapse in 2008.

Small businesses have been especially hard hit in keeping up with this tax burden as the rolls of the unemployed have swelled to record numbers.

Hopefully for the Schulz’s and other employers in the Tarheel State, the General Assembly is poised to take quick action.

Read the whole thing!

-Bruce (@GayPatriot)

North Carolina – The Next Obamacare Battleground

2013 is shaping up as a big year for me so far. 

In addition to hosting duties at MatchGame Monday Night and The GayPatriot Report on The 405 Radio Network, I’m also the new editor of Watchdog Wire, North Carolina.   Watchdog Wire is “a place for citizen journalists to connect with other like-minded people in their area and across the nation. It will also serve as a platform to post original content on issues that are often ignored by the media.”

My first article at Watchdog Wire-NC is now up…. please read and let me know your thoughts. 

Over the next 30 days, North Carolina is expected to become the site for the next battle over President Obama’s signature legislation, the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Former Gov. Bev Purdue had begun to implement the state-based exchanges under the ACA, however the newly sworn-in Republican Gov. Pat McCrory has put on hold those plans, at least for now.

If you are in North Carolina and would like to be a contributor, please email me: bruce-at-gaypatriot-dot-org.

-Bruce (@GayPatriot)