Daily Archives: April 18, 2012
Those who say that we don’t have an energy policy are wrong. American has an energy policy and it is working as its framers intended.
A new report from Bryan Riley at The Heritage Foundation suggests that North Carolina’s congressional delegation “seems to be rejecting its free-trade heritage.” In 2011, Congress overwhelmingly approved free-trade agreements (FTAs) with Colombia, Panama, and South Korea. On average, the FTAs received support from 76 percent of the Senate, and from 65 percent of theContinue Reading
In Monday’s Democratic gubernatorial debate, Bob Etheridge mentioned that his grandchild’s class at Root Elementary School in Wake County was being asked to raise $17 per child (later corrected to be $14 per child) to fund an additional teaching position. Here are a few initial thoughts on the issue and the school itself: 1. EvenContinue Reading
Donna Martinez reports for Carolina Journal Online about the Republican primary in N.C. Senate District 1, a coastal district once represented by powerful Democrat Marc Basnight.
Left-of-center critics cried foul when New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie warned that America is in danger of becoming a country full of “people sitting on the couch waiting for their next government check.” But Michael Tanner of the Cato Institute uses his latest National Review Online column to explore why Christie is on to something.Continue Reading
Little discord at N.C. Democratic gubernatorial debate Monday night (N&O) Gov. Bev Perdue joins other Democrats in asking N.C. Democratic Party Chairman David Parker to resign (Associated Press) National Republicans hope to take advantage of the sexual harassment scandal in the N.C. Democratic Party (Dome) GOP candidates for schools chief vary on role (Star-News) AttackContinue Reading
Jonah Goldberg‘s latest National Review Online column explores the problem with the notion that President Obama could pull off a Reaganesque re-election victory: Even before he got the nomination in 2008, Obama said he wanted to be a “transformative” president like Reagan had been. And last year, Time magazine featured a cover story, “Why ObamaContinue Reading
Top Democratic gubernatorial candidates Walter Dalton, Bob Etheridge, and Bill Faison would say no. But Republican N.C. House Majority Leader Paul Stam, R-Wake, says an attack on the Republican state budget can’t be much different than attacking Perdue’s proposed 2011-12 budget. Why? An email from Stam offers the following explanation. Governor Perdue’s proposed budget forContinue Reading