Daily Archives: August 3, 2011
Annexation Reform made the list of eleven action items JLF hoped the legislature would address in the first 100 days of the 2011 Legislative session. It was a victory for us and was a great day for North Carolina when HB 845, Annexation Reform Act of 2011 passed into law on July 1 with overwhelmingContinue Reading
That is how British writer Nile Gardiner describes the Obama administration in this Telegraph piece. Well, yes, but there’s that classic British understatement for you!
Don Carrington’s latest Carolina Journal Online report details Yadkin County’s complaint that engineering firm Hobbs Upchurch falsified information on forms linked to a $100,000 grant request. Hobbs Upchurch founder Fred Hobbs, a former state senator, made headlines when he admitted making illegal campaign contributions to prominent North Carolina Democrats.
Cato’s David Boaz has a superb post on the vituperation coming from many prominent Democrats over the fact that some of their fellow Americans don’t want the government’s spending binge to continue. In my experience, people blow up and turn to nasty language (and sometimes violence) when they know they’ve lost the argument but won’tContinue Reading
The debt-limit compromise leaves Cato’s Michael Tanner wanting. He explains why in a new column for National Review Online: To say that Congress labored mightily and brought forth a mouse is an insult to mice. In the face of a $1.1 trillion budget deficit, a $14.3 trillion official debt, and a real indebtedness of moreContinue Reading
The legal temerity is truly shocking. The Indiana Supreme Court recently handed down a decision declaring the ancient common-law right to resist unlawful entry of one’s home by police officers invalid in Indiana. Yes, Hoosiers, your judiciary has decided the 4th Amendment protection of a citizen’s home from unlawful search and seizure (reiterated word-for-word inContinue Reading
Matthew Continetti 0f The Weekly Standard thinks so, and he explains why in his latest article. Barack Obama has a communications problem. His reputation for eloquence and argument is highly exaggerated—at best. Speech after speech, appearance after appearance, the president has failed to persuade the undecided that his views are correct, much less win overContinue Reading
Strange as it may seem, Washington Examiner editorial page editor Mark Tapscott has come up with a good baseball analogy for Tea Party-backed congressional representatives approaching the debt-limit debate. He likens them to a batter in the box. Now picture the Washington establishment as the pitcher on the mound, a master of deception able toContinue Reading