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Civitas: NC healthcare on “downward spiral”

The Civitas Institute released a study saying NC helathcare is on the wrong path.
A compilation of several major health care indicators reveals that state policies designed to improve health care in North Carolina have failed. Health insurance costs are rising more rapidly than the national average, more children lack health coverage and the most vulnerable […]

By |September 29th, 2008|Politics 2008|0 Comments

Bob Dole is not in Kansas anymore

[singlepic=173,320,240,,center]Many of you might not have been aware, but former Senator and presidential contender Bob Dole was in Mint Hill Thursday stumping for his wife Elizabeth Dole who is in a tight senate race with Democrat Kay Hagen. Bob Dole was supposed to speak at the Chamber of Commerce, but when that fell through, Mint […]

By |September 28th, 2008|Politics 2008|0 Comments

Spinning out of control

Like a lot of Americans, Mint Hill Times columnist Leslie Southerland doesn’t know which way she is going to vote in the presidential election November 4.
I hope I can make a decision about who I think is truly the best candidate. And if not, I’ll just revert back to my thirteen-year-old rebellion and vote for the one nobody wants me to vote for. And maybe I’ll stick my tongue out while I press the button, just for effect.
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By |September 28th, 2008|Politics 2008|0 Comments

Bob Dole in Mint Hill TODAY

[singlepic=170,220,140,,right]Former Sen. Bob Dole (R-Kan.) will make several stops in the Piedmont today, including Mint Hill. Sen. Elizabeth Dole, Dole’s wife, and challenger Kay Hagan are in a close race with less than six weeks till the general election.

Dole will speak at 2:30 pm today at the Mint Hill Chamber of Commerce, and at 3 […]

By |September 25th, 2008|Politics 2008|0 Comments

Two debate for Guv tonight–no Perdue, though

Apparently Democratic gubernatorial candidate Bev Perdue melts if she participates in more than five debates. Tonight on WUNC TV, she will not take the stage with Republican Pat McCrory and Libertarian Mike Munger because she had committed to only five debates and tonight’s would make six. It makes sense: McCrory and Munger have more fiscal […]

By |September 24th, 2008|Politics 2008|0 Comments

Chris Cole: the other senate candidate

There’s Republican Elizabeth Dole and Democrat Kay Hagen running for the senate. But there’s also a third candidate, Christopher Cole of Huntersville. Read a Libertarian’s view on the current economic crisis:

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By |September 22nd, 2008|Politics 2008|0 Comments