Daily Archives: April 21, 2011
“Because they can. Who’s gonna stop them?” is the answer author Andrew Ferguson received from Ohio University economist and higher ed reformer Richard Vedder. In this week’s edition of Uncommon Knowledge, Ferguson talks with host Peter Robinson about his latest book Crazy U. Check it out. Another insightful bit from the interview: In America, “we believeContinue Reading
A day after the House Transportation Committee eviscerated Rep. Ric Killian’s proposal requiring the N.C. Department of Transportation to get legislative approval before accepting large federal rail grants, a panel writing the House budget put the approval mandate back in. Dome reports that the House Transportation Appropriations Subcommittee (which Killian co-chairs) wrote a provision inContinue Reading
David Bass’ latest Carolina Journal Online report details a new informed-consent abortion bill slated for debate in the General Assembly.
Because Republicans are nowhere near as good on issues like Medicare, Social Security and other coercive wealth transfer programs as the Democrats say they are.
Forget waterboarding. Prolonged exposure to this climate-change “rap” from the EPA would be far more effective in eliciting information.
Responding to an excellent WSJ piece today, Don Boudreaux writes about the way the statist (government must provide for and take care of us!) mindset traps people in poverty. I would only add that the statist mindset can undo prosperity built up over generations. We are witnessing exactly that here. Editor, The Wall Street JournalContinue Reading
Sara Burrows’ latest Carolina Journal Online report focuses on Raleigh’s consideration of new rules for food trucks.
Today’s Wall Street Journal has an important editorial on a stunningly arrogant effort by Big Labor, in cahoots with the Obama regime, to prevent Boeing from building 787s in South Carolina. The Aerospace Workers and International Association of Machinists don’t want Boeing to build planes in right-to-work South Carolina, where they know they probably wouldn’tContinue Reading