Daily Archives: April 20, 2012
Dental practices and who is allowed to run them is an issue that may very well be discussed during the upcoming short session. A North Carolina Administrative Code rule currently regulates management arrangements between business entities and dentists. A new law would greatly increase those regulations. Senate Bill 655 would require that all contracts beContinue Reading
Friends, I submit to you that that’s the kind of quotation you wish to have attributed to you after pulling a big, fun, harmless prank. On the Pentagon. Read the Wall Street Journal’s account of the “Mysterious Portrait at the Pentagon.” I enjoin you. Then, if you’re so inclined, read my paean to the irreverentContinue Reading
Rick Henderson reports for Carolina Journal Online on North Carolina’s new employment numbers. The 9.7 percent unemployment rate ranks fifth-worst in the nation. Sam Hieb also reports on the Republican race to face Elaine Marshall in the election for North Carolina secretary of state.
At the beginning of 2012, the Wall Street Journal covered predictions that the new technologies of hydraulic fracturing and vertical wells that turn horizontally through oil-rich rock could increase U.S. oil output by 1 million barrels a day by 2016. This prediction is coming true, and we see rising U.S. oil production as well asContinue Reading
John Fund‘s latest National Review Online column examines some questionable aspects of President Obama’s celebrated campaign fundraising operation. Yesterday, it was reported the Federal Election Commission unanimously found that the 2008 Obama campaign had failed to properly report some $2 million in last-minute contributions. The campaign could still have to pay fines or face otherContinue Reading
It’s not unusual for people to wear red when they’re trying to draw attention to united support for — or opposition to — some public policy or controversial proposal. Yet it still struck me as funny when I saw the photo in this morning’s News & Observer of angry parents and students wearing red toContinue Reading
Today’s Wall Street Journal has one of the most important articles it has published in decades. In it, author Mark Spitznagel shows how the Federal Reserve helps the super-rich at the expense of the rest of us. The only candidate who spoke out about the economic damage done by the Fed’s manipulations of credit wasContinue Reading