Daily Archives: June 4, 2012
Rick Henderson reports for Carolina Journal Online about a judge’s decision to delay campaign finance trials for two former associates of Gov. Beverly Perdue pending action on their cases from the N.C. Court of Appeals.
Senator Bob Rucho and Senator Fletcher Hartsell filed an Adjournment Sine Die Resolution last Thursday calling for the 2011-12 General Assembly to adjourn on Tuesday, June 19. That leaves ten legislative days to pass a balanced budget with no tax increases, regulatory reform, an energy bill allowing exploration of natural gas, live table games atContinue Reading
James Madison is known as the Father of the Constitution. But that doesn’t mean the U.S. Constitution is the document Madison would have created if he had acted on his own. Nor does it mean Madison had a single fixed view of the Constitution during the decades that he worked as a congressman, party leader,Continue Reading
It’s about the economy. Just a quick update on some unemployment numbers in North Carolina, which tells a lot about the state of the economy in our state. The May numbers will be out in a week or so but here are the numbers through April. 439,368 people in North Carolina are counted as unemployed.Continue Reading
This is an interview conducted by Ginni Thomas from the Daily Caller with Mark Stevens. Stevens is a businessman who was harassed and threatened by progressives for advertising on the Rush Limbaugh show’s NYC affiliate.
It was 70 years ago today that the Battle of Midway, perhaps the most critical battle in Pacific in World War II, was fought. Remembering those that gave their life for their country on that day.
• It’s official. Pat McCrory is the GOP nominee for governor. • Conservative activists set up a super PAC to support Justice Paul Newby in his Supreme Court re-election bid. • The Charlotte Observer questions whether the state’s runoff law should be changed. • Bipartisanship! Mecklenburg County lawmakers join to sponsor legislationContinue Reading
He’s been the subject of historians’ praise and scorn. Now Bloomberg Businessweek tells us that the man on the $10 bill — inaugural Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton — is attracting another type of attention. [I]t’s not just his brilliant political mind that has seduced people. Hamilton was a slender, fair-skinned, auburn-haired man with a chiseledContinue Reading