Daily Archives: March 5, 2012
A couple of weeks ago I called it “a highly cherished fiction by policymakers that they are the ones who create the jobs,” going on to compare politicians’ role in job creation with highways’ role in car creation: It’s also dangerous fiction, because these bills and programs require transferring resources and freedom from the realContinue Reading
Six months ago the controversial religion of this campaign was supposed to be Mormonism not Catholicism.
A new document available on the NC Department of Public Instruction website, Trends: Growing Student Population, Fewer Adults, Fewer Dollars, (obviously) contends that enrollment growth has outpaced education spending and personnel changes. The major weakness of the presentation is that the author includes only five years of data. Speaking of the author, the document wasContinue Reading
American use of unmanned drones to kill terrorists overseas has raised a number of legal and policy questions. Is it legal? Constitutional? Good policy? Duke law professor Scott Silliman, director emeritus of the Center on Law, Ethics, and National Security, discussed those questions during a presentation today to the John Locke Foundation’s Shaftesbury Society. SillimanContinue Reading
The latest Carolina Journal News Report notes that this morning Morganton attorney Julia Leigh Sitton entered a not guilty plea to two felony counts related to her work for the 2008 Perdue for Governor campaign.
The authoritarians in the Obama administration who can’t abide private institutions choosing to adhere to their own beliefs when one of its bossy support groups demands obedience (in this case, the abortion zealots; in other instances, it’s Big Labor, the greens, or other pressure groups demanding something from the government) have chosen to deceive theContinue Reading