Daily Archives: September 22, 2011
In the past two weeks, the National Debt Relief Amendment (NDRA)–what would be the first state-initiated amendment since original ratification–has attracted new legislative sponsors in four states: Montana, Ohio, Texas, and Wisconsin. The resolution, which I have promoted both in The American Conservative and with the Pelican Institute, calls for a limited amendments convention toContinue Reading
George Orwell was a socialist, but he also saw its dark inner heart. Still, he kept the faith. Don Boudreaux comments on that in this letter: Editor, The Wall Street Journal 1211 6th Ave. New York, NY 10036 Dear Editor: Jules Bernstein notes approvingly that “Unlike many on the left, instead of abandoning socialism onceContinue Reading
Redistricting, debates, op-eds, polls and commentary are all signs campaigns have begun. Can the TV ads be far behind? This is one of my favorites so far: talking to the donkeys…..
… you knew The Atlantic‘s latest cover story had to reference the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Educators are in thrall to their athletic departments because of these television riches and because they respect the political furies that can burst from a locker room. “There’s fear,” [former UNC system president William] Friday toldContinue Reading
Sara Burrows reports for Carolina Journal Online about the likelihood that Raleigh will scrap its red-light camera program.
Critics have attempted to set up plenty of obstacles to photo identification for voters in North Carolina. Hans von Spakovsky of the Heritage Foundation spent nearly an hour today explaining why none of those obstacles is valid. He defended voter ID during a presentation for the John Locke Foundation and the Federalist Society. In theContinue Reading
North Carolina expatriate Frank Stephenson (now chairman of the economics department at Berry College in GA) sent me the link to this amazingly ignorant editorial in the N&O. Just to refute two of the most flagrant bits of nonsense, Herbert Hoover was NOT a believer that the economy would correct itself if left alone, butContinue Reading