Daily Archives: February 28, 2012

Latest dispatches from the campaign trail: Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Former U.S. Sen. Lauch Faircloth backs Tony Gurley in the race for lieutenant governor and Richard Hudson in the 8th Congressional District (Dome) A Raleigh television station fact checks Bill Faison’s first television ad of the campaign season (NBC-17) A third party, Americans Elect, is nearly on the ballot in North Carolina (Charlotte Observer) MecklenburgContinue Reading

National Journal names recent JLF Polk Award winner the most conservative member of the N.C. House delegation

In just her second year in Congress, Rep. Renee Ellmers, R-2nd District, has claimed the top spot in National Journal‘s rankings of the most conservative members of the state’s delegation to Washington. The John Locke Foundation recently honored Ellmers with a 2012 James Knox Polk Award for leadership in public office. Click play below toContinue Reading

N&O highlights JLF critique of Wake County’s transit plan

Bruce Siceloff of the News & Observer devotes his latest “Road Warrior” column to the John Locke Foundation’s critique of the Wake County transit plan. Learn more about that critique here, and click play below to hear a highlight from Michael Sanera’s discussion of the plan for a recent edition of Carolina Journal Radio.

Another view of economic mobility

We’ve heard quite a bit in recent years about stagnant economic mobility in the United States. In the latest Commentary, Bruce D. Meyer of the University of Chicago and James X. Sullivan of Notre Dame offer another view. The article is not yet posted online, but here are some key points. Meyer and Sullivan “foundContinue Reading

Ferguson examines the ‘dog whistle’

How is it that liberals such as Jeffrey Goldberg of Bloomberg View can identify racism when Republican presidential candidates mention the words “food stamps” or “poor neighborhoods”? Andrew Ferguson examines the phenomenon in his latest Commentary “Press Man” column (not yet posted online). It’s an odd sort of racism that Goldberg has sniffed out. ItContinue Reading

Don’t stand so close to me

Sting might be thinking of one of his most famous lyrics as he considers new photos of him “laughing it up with Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad in 2008.” (This photo comes from the Daily Mail.) The combination of rock star and dictator offers little surprise to Abe Greenwald of Commentary. In terms of lifestyle, dictatorsContinue Reading

New Carolina Journal Online features

Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online about the controversy surrounding a proposed charter school in Durham County. John Hood’s Daily Journal analyzes the latest developments in the N.C. governor’s race.