Daily Archives: January 30, 2012

Trader Joe’s and the White Street landfill

In response to Ed Cone’s post on the Trader Joe’s situation, a couple of people evidently misread my earlier post. I’ll just take the high road and say people sometimes make mistakes. I didn’t edit the post, and I did not provide any ‘anecdotal observations’ about yard signs for former Mayor Bill Knight or speculateContinue Reading






Eugenics town hall meeting

House Speaker Thom Tillis and Rep. Earline Parmon will be hosting a town-hall meeting on the state’s eugenics program on Wednesday, Feb. 1 in room 267 of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government Center. It’s free and open to the public.






¿El Partido Republicano por los hispanos?

La perspectiva de Victor Manuel Guzman, el presidente de la Asamblea Nacional Hispana Republicana en Carolina del Norte (1 minuto, mp3): [audio:http://lockerroom.johnlocke.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/GOP.mp3|titles=GOP] En inglés: “Republicans reach out to Latino voters in North Carolina.”






Gov. Erskine Bowles?

OK, that title doesn’t necessarily roll off the tongue. No matter. At least so far, many Democrats consider Erskine Bowles — the former chief of staff to President Clinton, former UNC system president, and two-time failed U.S. Senate candidate in North Carolina — their best shot at defeating Pat McCrory in the gubernatorial election. BowlesContinue Reading






Candidates face close scrutiny at constitutional forum. Next one in three weeks.

On Saturday, I had the pleasure of attending the first Constitutional Candidate Forum here in Raleigh. It is one of a series cosponsored by Founders Truth, the Frederick Douglas Foundation, and the Constitutionalist Gathering Place. Bill Lumaye of News Radio 680 WPTF moderated. Don Watson, the organizer along with Greg Brannon of Founders Truth, said the event and the attendees “laidContinue Reading






Catholic bishops take on Obamacare’s assault on religious freedom

This past Sunday, Catholic priests across the country read to their congregations versions a letter in response to Obamacare’s assault on religious freedom (emphasis in original): The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced last week that almost all employers, including Catholic employers, will be forced to offer their employees’ health coverage that includes sterilization, abortion-inducing drugs, and contraception. AlmostContinue Reading






New at CJO: Redistricting could lead to closer races in 3rd, 6th N.C. congressional districts

David Bass reports for Carolina Journal Online about the impact of redistricting on Republican incumbents running in the 3rd and 6th congressional districts. As a not-necessarily-wise commentator observed last July: Observers should avoid the additional mistake of framing the merits of the new maps in terms of their likely impacts on a single election involvingContinue Reading






Republicans reach out to Latino voters in North Carolina

Latinos are a growing part of North Carolina’s voting population, and the Republican National Hispanic Assembly is working to ensure those Latinos get accurate messages about the GOP’s platform and priorities. The RNHA’s Marlynn Burns and Victor Guzman explained during a presentation today to the John Locke Foundation’s Shaftesbury Society. In the video clip below,Continue Reading