Daily Archives: June 16, 2011
No matter how hard they tried, communist regimes could not take references to Christianity out of classic works.
Peter Schramm over at the Ashbrook Center blog “No Left Turns” celebrates Harriet Beecher Stowe’s birthday with this post. He read Uncle Tom’s Cabin in Hungarian because he spent the first ten years of his life in Hungary escaping the communist regime with his family during the 1956 revolution. John Miller at NRO reminded meContinue Reading
Last week the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center issued a press release titled “Keep Cancer off the BBQ Grill.” In it they offer a series of “tips” for reducing the risk of cancer—all related to eating and cooking meat (what a surprise). They boil down to (no pun intended) “it’s ok to grillContinue Reading
As city and county governments across North Carolina prepare for a new budget year — and as candidates in municipal elections prepare to file for office and hit the campaign trail — the John Locke Foundation is releasing its new City & County Issue Guide 2011. Michael Sanera explains its purpose in the video clip below.
Gotta love this report from JunkScience.com. Seems the 102-year-old lady favors carbon taxes on– basically –all things associated with continuing to live. Not a little bit self-righteous, and certainly not likely to be much of a burden on her going forward, is it?
Berger, Tillis address the budget veto override, this year’s legislative accomplishments, what lies ahead
The top leaders in the N.C. House and Senate briefed the media this morning on their top priorities as the legislative session winds down. Click play below to watch the 21:20 briefing from Senate President Pro Tem Phil Berger, R-Rockingham, and House Speaker Thom Tillis, R-Mecklenburg.
In this well-reasoned article, economist Robert Murphy refutes many of the common misconceptions about the gold standard. I have never seen a statist defend gold. There is a reason for that. Gold prevents the government from creating money out of nothing to help advance the desires of rulers (elected or otherwise). Under gold or someContinue Reading
Professor Steven Horwitz explains here why he maintains that the US has become a police state. Liberal and conservative politicians alike have approved a vast expansion of the criminal law, and law enforcement officials routinely now use invasive, militaristic tactics that you’d have expected only in totalitarian countries. Horwitz provides some good examples. If youContinue Reading
This forum has featured discussion about the limited success of efforts to stoke class envy in America through calls to “tax the rich.” A brief Atlantic blurb from Chrystia Freeland might explain why: Many of today’s super-rich started out in the middle and make most of their money through work, not inheritance. Ninety-five years ago,Continue Reading