MTL: How Students Are Indoctrinated by the Progressive Machine

The newest Mapping the Left network is the Student/Youth Training Network. While this new network is not an ‘education’ network in the sense of public schools and higher education, it feeds on the liberal agenda pushed in public schools and colleges and universities across the state.

The lessons learned in North Carolina’s public schools and colleges indoctrinate students with ideas from the progressive agenda: extremist notions of racial diversity; the need for safe spaces in lieu …

Bob Hall – A Liberal Attack Dog in Watchdogs Clothing

 

When WRAL reported on the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals’ decision to throw out North Carolina’s congressional maps barely a month ahead of the 2016 Primary, the station’s ‘journalists’ turned to their friends in three different organizations belonging to Blueprint NC (the ‘eviscerate’ group) for ‘expert’ analysis.

Specifically, WRAL included quotes from three Blueprint NC groups’ leaders and also a founding member of another Blueprint NC group, who just happens to be the father of one of …

Spotlighting Unions’ Power on the Left

 

It was natural to include unions in the Mapping the Left website. They are the quintessential leftist political machine. With virtually unlimited bank accounts, thanks to mandatory membership and dues, more lawyers than one would care to count, and the best community organizing structure (thanks to the cash), they are the model for the activist Left. So, how do they fit in with North Carolina’s vast progressive/socialist network of groups?

Knowing that North Carolina’s union membership …

BIG SOLAR III: PAC Funnels Cronies’ Money to Candidates

In two previous articles (Part I, Part II), we examined how Republican political consultants in North Carolina have pushed the agenda of Big Solar – the solar power companies and their millionaire owners — in order to protect renewable power source mandates, thus driving up electricity bills and hampering the economy.In part one of this series, we took a first look at these consultants, who created a business model that involves advising GOP legislators to …

SPECIAL REPORT, PART II: Are Solar Lobbyists Trying to Hide Their Money Trail?

By Francis De Luca and Susan Myrick

In part one of this series we reported on right-of-center political consultants who have created an innovative business model advising a growing number of Republican legislators to turn their backs on conservative, free-market principles to take up the cause of more government mandates, political favoritism and higher electric bills. This year, they have organized opposition to a bill that would freeze the Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard (REPS) mandates at …

SPECIAL REPORT: ‘Conservatives’ Pushing Big Solar Funded by the Left

By Francis De Luca and Susan Myrick

What do President Barack Obama and a growing number of Republicans in the North Carolina General Assembly have in common? The answer – their love of major solar energy companies – Big Solar, for short.

As for the President – everyone remembers Solyndra. Before going bankrupt in 2011, the solar energy company received a $535 million federal loan guarantee thanks to the 2009 “stimulus.” In 2010, Obama went so far …

Mapping the Left – The Environmental Network

 

Environmentalists like to preach that all life is connected – but they themselves are connected in an intricate web of activists, groups, money and influence. And our revamped Mapping the Left site kicks off by unveiling a new network showing how these links are spread across North Carolina.

As we at Civitas created the Mapping the Left website, we knew that we needed some way to connect and visualize the massive number of groups, people and …

New Look, Continuing Mission: Mapping the Left

 

If you’re a frequent visitor to Mapping the Left (mappingtheleft.com) you have watched the website go through a transformation in the last few weeks. The look is new and mappingtheleft.com has been redesigned with advanced capabilities. You will notice faster and more powerful, yet simple, searches, updated data, profiles and new photos.  We’ve even added a media gallery where you will find flow charts and other images.

And whether you have used the site before or …

NC’s ‘Steyer’ Wants to Re-educate Conservatives

The physical resemblance is uncanny, but it’s not the only thing Jay Faison and Tom Steyer have in common. They both are wealthy political environmental activists who have decided they will spend their millions/billions to support the politics of environmentalism and the agenda of Big Solar – one influencing the power elite, the other unbelieving Republicans.

Indeed, Bob Inglis (SC-4), a former Republican congressman, recently told the Washington Post that Faison “can be the Tom Steyer …

Mary Mountcastle and the Reynolds Family Connections

This is part two of a three-part series (click here for part 1)

Susan Myrick

It can be very difficult to grasp or visualize the vastness of the network of left-wing groups in North Carolina. But one way to start is with the key group on the left – and the family that dominates it.

Our research has confirmed that the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation has abandoned its original mission and has turned into a foundation bent on …