Daily Archives: July 24, 2007

Orson on a roll

Orson Scott Card, who writes for The Rhino Times in Greensboro (which carries a special Carolina Journal insert on the first Thursday of each month, by the way), is a well-respected science-fiction writer and a man who minces no words. Recently, the words he didn’t mince were about the global warming hoax: What matters rightContinue Reading

Hoaxes-With-Fools fired from U. of Colorado

Ward Churchill has finally been fired from the University of Colorado, but Matt Drudge gets the reason wrong; his headline reads “Professor Ward Churchill Fired After 9-11 Remarks.” No. Churchill was fired for being a pluperfect fraud and phony. Recall that an investigation into his academics yielded falsification, fabrication, plagiarism, failure to comply with establishedContinue Reading

Re: Novak recounts last visit

The Washington Examiner’s Bill Sammon, who reported some bold comments made by Newt Gingrich yesterday at an American Spectator breakfast in D.C., has a follow-up piece today on some reaction to the former House Speaker, focused mainly on Sen. John McCain. But Sammon also reports the response delivered today by Robert Novak at the LockeContinue Reading

Al Gore serves endangered species at daughter’s wedding

From the Daily Telegraph: ONLY one week after Live Earth, Al Gore’s green credentials slipped while hosting his daughter’s wedding in Beverly Hills. Gore and his guests at the weekend ceremony dined on Chilean sea bass – arguably one of the world’s most threatened fish species. Also known as Patagonian toothfish, the species is underContinue Reading

Some garlic for the redistributionist vampires

We keep hearing from the Left that the government just HAS to do something about the horrible wealth gap between the rich and the poor. Financial writer John Tamny explains here that if you really want to do something to benefit the poor, cut the taxes on the rich. Here’s a line from his articleContinue Reading

Novak recounts his last visit to Raleigh

You might remember the national media attention that followed political columnist Robert Novak’s last appearance in Raleigh for the John Locke Foundation. The famed “Prince of Darkness” certainly remembers. He details the events in his new book, and he offered details in his speech today. Watch this video clip to hear Novak’s account of theContinue Reading

Is the hype over “socio-economic diversity” in schools overblown?

Yes. Always eager for something to do involving the coercive restructuring of society, interventionists have lately been hyping the supposed benefits to K-12 schools of engineering diversity along socio-economic lines. The idea is to ensure that every school has a nice mixture of students from rich households, poor households, and everything in between. Recently JohnContinue Reading

Supersized Chia Pet

The roof of the Asheville Civic Center leaks. The paint inside is icky. The chairs are too small for today’s people, some shows can’t maneuver backstage, equipment is dated, some utilities rely on 1950s technology. The Civic Center Commission published a white paper some time ago enumerating the problems. City Council’s response is to proposeContinue Reading