Daily Archives: February 20, 2012
School kids in Houston had to learn a syrupy song praising Obama, as you’ll read here. As Murray Rothbard observed years ago, one of the major functions of “public education” is to help build support for the state by inculcating among children an attitude of respect if not worship for the politicians and political institutionsContinue Reading
The Republican-controlled Wake County Board of Commissioners will consider a resolution at their 2 p.m. meeting affirming their support for the marriage amendment referendum May 8. County commission chairman Paul Coble, who also is a candidate in the 13th Congressional District GOP primary, requested the resolution. You can read a PDF of the resolution here.
Not so past, Mark Meadows — Jeff Hunt claims frontrunner status in the 11th Congressional District Republican primary race (Citizen-Times) Pat McCrory names Russell Peck, former executive director of the N.C. Republican Party, as his campaign manager (Dome)
When you cannot distinguish between what the government does to you and what the government does for you …
… you end up with a story like the one Peter Coy writes for the latest Bloomberg Businessweek. Coy attempts to document Republican hypocrisy over congressional “mandates.” Why, he asks, would Republicans who objected so vociferously to the ObamaCare mandate turn around and support “mandates” limiting access to unemployment benefits? Specifically, benefits would be limitedContinue Reading
When you’re looking at government-compiled employment numbers, Carolina Journal editors have explained it’s important to dig beneath the surface. Bloomberg Businessweek follows that suggestion in its latest issue. A featured article looks into the highly publicized reports of 8.3 percent unemployment nationwide. [Hugh] Bailey [of the Washington Employment Services Department] and his crew are partContinue Reading
An editorial in the latest Bloomberg Businessweek takes President Obama to task for his corporate tax policy. A higher corporate tax rate makes it cheaper to do business overseas, encouraging companies to send jobs abroad. What’s more, higher taxes are largely passed on to U.S. workers and consumers in smaller paychecks and higher prices. TheContinue Reading
The print version of TIME‘s latest cover story features photos of North Korean dictator-designee Kim Jong Un looking at a guitar, a basketball court, food, and a map. He’s well on his way to getting his own highly entertaining website.
Both former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum are focusing on Michigan’s Republican presidential primary, since a Santorum win in Romney’s home state could kill off any remaining thoughts of inevitability for a Romney nomination. The latest TIME explains how top Santorum strategist John Brabender is surveying the electoral map. BrabenderContinue Reading