Daily Archives: May 15, 2012
The F-22 may be the world’s most advanced fighter jet but some pilots are reluctant to fly it for fears of experiencing hypoxia-like symptoms when flying the aircraft. What’s hypoxia you ask? Lack of oxygen, and its caused at least one F-22 crash. The Air Force has yet to identify the root cause of theContinue Reading
Sara Burrows reports for Carolina Journal that a new study ranks North Carolina No. 29 nationwide in occupational licensing requirements. In this Institute for Justice Report, a No. 1 ranking means fewer requirements, while a higher-number ranking means more burdens for people wishing to enter a licensed field.
A unanimous three-judge panel of the N.C. Court of Appeals affirmed this morning a lower court’s ruling favoring the N.C. Department of Transportation in a battle over the Winston-Salem Northern Beltway. The ruling denies property owners’ attempt to pursue a class-action suit against DOT in connection with the road. In another opinion released this morning,Continue Reading
Kevin D. Williamson shares with National Review Online readers this morning his thoughts about the potential impact of impending action from the Governmental Accounting Standards Board, which “is getting ready to blow the lid off of the $3 trillion hole” in state and local budgets. The problem is this: State and local governments have, forContinue Reading
• Democratic gubernatorial nominee Walter Dalton challenges Republican foe Pat McCrory to eight debates over the summer at community colleges across the state; McCrory says he’ll agree only to the usual handful of fall contests. • The Huffington Post and Mediaite websites take seriously an “apology” to Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant posted from a fakeContinue Reading
Tevi Troy writes in The American about President Obama’s use of television: In some cases, it appears that President Obama may be following the news too closely. In Obama’s press conference releasing his birth certificate to the media, he complained that the news media were paying too much attention to the “birther” issue and notContinue Reading
The latest Fortune offers us the following blurb about the long-term outlook for our one-cent piece: Canada recently took an unprecedented action among North American countries: It abolished its penny. Why can’t America do the same? Pennies cost more to produce than they’re worth (2.4 cents apiece in the U.S.), and Canada figures it willContinue Reading