Daily Archives: June 21, 2011
As almost everyone now knows, federal law will ban production of incandescent light bulbs in a few years. (I forget just when it takes effect.) But as Edward Cline notes in this blog post, the Texas legislature has just passed a bill that would nullify that ban within the state. The measure has gone toContinue Reading
The nearly $20 billion state budget that survived Gov. Beverly Perdue’s veto places North Carolina in a more sustainable position than the plan Perdue and her allies had pushed. Joe Coletti explains why in a new Spotlight report. You’ll find details here. “Given the governor’s veto, this is likely the best possible budget that couldContinue Reading
The latest Ideas Matter update from Max Borders includes the video below from Rory Sutherland, which scrutinizes the technocratic approach to public policy. Rory Sutherland is a breath of fresh air — not just for the technocrat mentality that seems to pervade big business, but for that mentality, which pervades almost all organizations. People likeContinue Reading
I don’t think I have ever read a column by Eugene Robinson of the Washington Post that I agreed with before, but he blasts the Obama administration for its bizarre definition of “hostilities” so it can avoid the War Powers Act.
Cato’s Gene Healy writes about Harold Koh, who opposed the idea of unlimited executive power to engage the nation in military conflicts in his days as a law professor, but now that he’s part of the Obama regime, happily does legal contortions to justify ignoring the War Powers Resolution. Yet another proof that Acton wasContinue Reading
Among the latest batch of opinions from the N.C. Court of Appeals: A unanimous three-judge panel affirmed a lower-court ruling in favor of Wake Forest in a dispute over new residential development on the site of the Wake Forest Golf & Country Club. A unanimous three-judge panel rejected most of an appeal from a manContinue Reading
Cal Thomas wonders whether the spin about Anthony Weiner’s departure from Congress — the spin that suggests lying, not immoral conduct, did Weiner in — could lead to long-term benefits for American politics. If lying is now the unpardonable political sin, we may at last have found a way to limit congressional terms. If lyingContinue Reading