Daily Archives: March 21, 2011
Many state legislators are wary of setting up state-based health insurance exchanges, as they should be. However, a new option has become available and being talked about with greater frequency: The Health Care Compact. Health care compacts are interstate compacts, or agreements between states, that allow states to take federal money and create health careContinue Reading
David Bass’ latest Carolina Journal Online report examines a proposal to replace North Carolina’s current judicial election process with a system combining gubernatorial appointments with retention elections.
Even if you’re not an economist, you’ve likely heard the name Keynes or the word “Keynesian” in recent months. The famous British economist John Maynard Keynes put forth theories during the 1930s that justified government policies involving increased spending to jumpstart a sluggish economy. In a presentation today to the John Locke Foundation’s Shaftesbury Society,Continue Reading
I probably don’t need to say it again, but here’s an Associated Press photo running on the Drudge Report today: But since we’re on the new Locker Room, I might as well post some of the earlier, deifying news service photos (which aren’t new to the current president, as I’ve pointed out before, although hisContinue Reading
The News & Observer had an amusing editorial yesterday in which they argued against making judicial elections partisan. They make this claim even though they admit that judicial elections had always been partisan until 15 years ago when the Democrats didn’t like the success Republicans were having at the polls and decided to manipulate theContinue Reading
Recently, UNC invited Imam Feisel Rauf, who is behind the controversial proposal to build an Islamic center close to the site of the 9/11 devastation, to speak on campus. My Pope Center colleagues Jay Schalin and Duke Cheston write about it — as well as a counter-address, in today’s Pope Center piece.
While much of the discussion in recent weeks about American involvement in the Libyan conflict focused on the need for support from other countries, Michael Barone says that approach creates problems. He explains why in a Washington Examiner column. [O]ur action in Iraq was not in any literal sense unilateral, as so many critics saidContinue Reading
This reader had toyed with the idea of skipping the fourth edition of Thomas Sowell’s Basic Economics, having read the third edition four years ago. That would have been a mistake. Having just completed the nearly 700-page updated version of Sowell’s “common-sense guide to the economy,” one is reminded of the many ways in whichContinue Reading