Daily Archives: November 17, 2011
Asian tiger shrimp. So pretty, so very large, and increasingly in charge off the North Carolina coast.
As the Washington Times reported this morning, the Treasury Department’s figure for federal debt has now surpassed $15 trillion. That equates to an increase of $4.4 trillion during Obama’s term. A few simple calculations put these numbers into painful perspective. Per capita, for example, $15 trillion breaks down to $48,000. And for each individual whoContinue Reading
Municipalities in North Carolina, subject to Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act, submitted letters to the United States Department of Justice arguing that the protest petition process in the new annexation law is a vote and therefore must be approved by the Department of Justice (referred to as preclearance). In making this argument, theContinue Reading
Don Carrington reports for Carolina Journal Online about conflicting reports detailing public-sector job losses in North Carolina.
In Career Clusters: Forecasting Demand for High School Through College Jobs, 2008–2018, researchers at the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce identified fields that will experience signficant job growth nationally and by state. In North Carolina, the Business, Management, and Administration cluster will be the largest cluster overall, but Health Science will beContinue Reading
After making ample use of the Pope Center for Higher Education’s database of research, I contributed this column to the American Spectator. The thesis: A college degree isn’t what it used to be. Once again, the Occupy movement has it wrong when it rages about student-loan debt. Who, more likely than not, gave you thatContinue Reading
Still dispute the notion that the Occupy movement is the “creation of freaks, socialists, and assorted nincompoops“? Perhaps this sample of the movement’s catalog of ills will sway your thinking: Arson Occupy Fort Collins – Member arrested, $10 million in damage Occupy Portland – Member arrested for throwing Molotov Cocktail Occupy Seattle – Suspicious fireContinue Reading
As we brace ourselves for another huge election year, the Weekly Standard‘s Jay Cost asks us to consider four “enduring truths” about American elections: The two parties have long been roughly equal in strength. Strong partisans do not dominate the political process. The swing vote is decisive. Parties must refine their messages to persuade theseContinue Reading