Monthly Archives: February 2012
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.
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
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
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
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.
Don Carrington reports for Carolina Journal Online about the March court dates scheduled for two associates of Gov. Beverly Perdue in connection with allegations of an illegal campaign fundraising scheme.
Rapidly changing domestic energy strategy has left states and local communities in a position to reap considerable benefits from shale gas development. Peter Staas of The Energy Strategist outlines how Shale Oil and Gas is Energizing the US Economy. The shale oil and gas revolution has resulted in an oversupply of natural gas that inContinue Reading
Rob Christensen’s column in the News & Observer this morning was inspirational — but not in the way you might think. Christensen’s point, in a nutshell, is that misogyny reigns in North Carolina politics, regardless of the party in control. I was perplexed by his rhetoric near the end of the column, though, which soundedContinue Reading