Daily Archives: April 4, 2012
Don Carrington reports for Carolina Journal Online that state Commerce Department official Henry C. McKoy recently tried to divert $2 million in federal funds to a Raleigh-based nonprofit group he may have chaired as recently as last year.
Yippee – the editors of the News & Observer just realized that North Carolina ranks 42nd in per-pupil spending! Of course, I reported this fact over a month ago. But, hey, better late than never. So why bring it up now? It appears that Bill Faison, Democratic candidate for governor, has been telling people thatContinue Reading
Republican gubernatorial candidate Pat McCrory released his education plan last week. My initial review of the plan is available in our Research Newsletter archive. If you do not receive my weekly Education Update newsletter, sign up here.
John Stossel‘s latest column explains how Americans could benefit if the federal government lost its monopoly over currency. The Federal Reserve prints so much money that since it opened its doors in 1914, the dollar has lost more than 90 percent of its value. OK, I won’t really sell Stossels. Americans get jailed for offeringContinue Reading
Michael Tanner‘s latest column at National Review Online rebuts the notion that a Supreme Court decision to strike down the federal health care reform law would amount to inappropriate judicial activism; Of course, there is nothing really unprecedented about the Court striking down legislation that it finds outside of constitutional bounds. Between 1803 and 2002,Continue Reading
Conventional wisdom among Republican critics of former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney is that a Romney nomination would mean the loss of ObamaCare as a salient election issue in the fall. How can the author of “RomneyCare” attack the president’s health care reform? Jonah Goldberg tackles that argument in his latest National Review Online column: [T]heContinue Reading
Hans Bader of the Competitive Enterprise Institute, a Harvard Law graduate, writes here about law schools, noting that to a great extent they are merely training grounds for young statists who want to use the law to “remake society” (sound familiar?) and which provide secure, well-paid employment for professors who don’t teach legal essentials, butContinue Reading