Daily Archives: April 16, 2012
At Carolina Journal Online, we have a new story on the Republican primary in N.C. House District 50. It’s heavily Democratic territory, yet has drawn four Republicans.
Duke Energy CEO Jim Rogers has compared North Carolina’s marriage amendment, on the ballot May 8, to Jim Crow laws of the Old South: Responding to a question from the floor about his views on Amendment One, Rogers told about 300 business executives at the Hood Hargett Breakfast Club that he would answer personally, notContinue Reading
Have you ever noticed that almost every piece of news involving new global warming research describes how conditions are “worse than we thought”? Dr. Patrick Michaels has. The Cato Institute senior fellow and former Virginia state climatologist says you can thank the “government-scientific complex” for the prevalence of gloom-and-doom news. He discussed the issue todayContinue Reading
I chortled last summer when columnist George Will aptly compared Barack Obama to Alibi Ike, a character in a classic Ring Lardner short story. (“His right name was Frank X. Farrell, and I guess the ‘X’ stood for ‘excuse me.’”) Obama has been ducking accountability for the consequences of his policies as they started headingContinue Reading
New Yorkers are cold and unfriendly? Not when it really counts and not when they are left free to do the right thing
The largest sea evacuation in history took place in New York City on 9/11, totally through voluntary actions of free citizens.
One of the UNC system’s most frequent arguments why they need more money is that it is needed to stem the exodus of talented professors to competitors offering big bucks. Yet, at the April UNC Board of Governors meeting, it was revealed that the voluntary turnover rate for arts and humanities professors at Chapel Hill Continue Reading
Here is a sharp column by economics professor William Anderson in which he argues that “progressives” (a term that dates from the late 1800s; we now know that the statism these people demand leads not to progress, but to regress) are making America poorer. But, Anderson adds, “neither Obama nor his wealthy Progressive supporters haveContinue Reading