Daily Archives: April 8, 2011
From the office of George Holding, U.S. Attorney for North Carolina’s Eastern District: LAPSE OF APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT RALEIGH – United States Attorney George E.B. Holding announced that in the event of a lapse in the federal appropriations, popularly known as a “government shutdown,” surrounding communities should be aware that the critical nationalContinue Reading
Which it does, but it’s an odd way to put it, since as we all know, government business-as-usual threatens all paychecks in NC and everywhere else.
Anthony Greco’s latest Carolina Journal Online report reviews the highlights of this week’s legislative action.
N.C. Supreme Court reverses lower court on case involving fired police officer’s legal representation
The N.C. Supreme Court has reversed a lower court ruling in a case involving a fired Fletcher police officer and his legal representation. The high court ruled that communications among officer Timothy Foxx, his attorney, the Southern States Police Benevolent Association, and the N.C. Police Benevolent Association were protected by the attorney-client privilege — evenContinue Reading
Mark Bertolini, the CEO of influential insurance company Aetna did an interview with Kaiser Health News yesterday in which he talked candidly about his company’s perspective on the individual mandate in the new health care law. His blunt take on the individual mandate was that “it’s pretty likely that [the mandate] won’t survive the constitutionalContinue Reading
You might not think of security concerns when you’re considering the justifications for reforming federal entitlement spending. But Byron York connects national defense to entitlement reform in his latest report for the Washington Examiner: European countries, saddled by enormous social welfare commitments, are going broke right and left, and Britain is no exception. A once-formidableContinue Reading
If you’ve followed with interest this forum’s discussion about the future of media, you might enjoy reading a short piece in the latest Newsweek that features the observations of British advertising “tycoon” Sir Martin Sorrell: What about the $315 million AOL–Huffington Post merger, I say: is it a sustainable model for the future? “What doContinue Reading
Despite evidence to the contrary, President Obama’s Energy Secretary — Steven Chu —continues to deny the fallacy of global warming alarmism, as Newsweek highlights in its latest issue: You have said “science has unambiguously shown that we’re altering the destiny of our planet.” Do you still hold out hope for climate-change legislation? The case thatContinue Reading