Daily Archives: May 7, 2012
As America’s first president under the U.S. Constitution, George Washington wanted to visit all 13 states at some point during his term. He embarked on a Southern tour in 1791 to cover the Carolinas and Georgia. Author Warren Bingham discussed that tour during a presentation today to the John Locke Foundation’s Shaftesbury Society. In theContinue Reading
Dan Way previews the Republican primary for state House District 82. With no Democrat on the ballot, the winner of Tuesday’s contest expects to hold the seat when the 2013 session of the General Assembly opens.
Today’s Wall Street Journal has several paragraphs from a speech given by financial writer James Grant at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Grant observes that central bankers everywhere are determined to prevent the general fall in prices (the feared phenomenon of deflation) that improvements in production would bring about. They think inflation isContinue Reading
Sara Burrows reports on the Republican primary in this eastern North Carolina district, where the loser of Tuesday’s election will not return to the General Assembly in 2013.
My friend Jim Otteson, professor of philosophy at Yeshiva University, argues that there is a compelling moral case for capitalism here. Capitalism is the economic system that arises when the state leaves people alone to pursue their own interests and contract with others. All other economic systems require that, to a greater or lesser degree,Continue Reading
Barry Smith reports for Carolina Journal Online about the Republican primary race to face Democratic U.S. Rep. Larry Kissell in North Carolina’s redrawn 8th Congressional District.
Ron Paul recently held a campaign event in southern California and it had a very favorable impact on a liberal Democrat, who writes about it here. Are we finally at the point where significant numbers of “liberals” realize that the Democrats are not truly their friends — and at the point where significant numbers ofContinue Reading
N.C. Rep. Marcus Brandon, D-Guilford, gets many large donations from out of state (News & Record) U.S. Rep. Mike McIntyre, Democrat of N.C.’s 7th Congressional District, won’t say whether he supports President Obama for re-election (The Hill) Runoffs likely in Republican state races (NBC 17) Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Bill Faison is involved in a fenderContinue Reading