Daily Archives: June 5, 2012
The newly founded C.S. Lewis College is no longer in the running for a campus in Northfield Massachusetts. The owners of the campus have decided to give the 217 acre campus to one of the two finalists, the Southern Baptist Convention or Grand Canyon University. See the details in this article in Christianity Today.
Becki Gray submits this photo from outside the Senate Commerce Committee’s hearing on Senate Bill 820, a “fracking” bill. She tells us she can’t get near the committee room.
Split Appeals Court upholds trial judge’s ruling in dispute over 2010 Big Rock Blue Marlin tournament
By a 2-1 vote, the N.C. Court of Appeals affirmed this morning a trial court’s ruling favoring the organizers of the 2010 Big Rock Blue Marlin tournament in their dispute with a disqualified tournament winner. Owners of the Citation boat had their 883-pound blue marlin disqualified from a $910,000 prize because the boat’s crew didContinue Reading
Paul Peterson, William Howell, and Martin West have some bad news for the Left. In a poll conducted by Harvard University’s Program on Education Policy and Governance and the journal Education Next, positive view of unions dropped to 22% in 2012 from 29% in 2011. For proponents of organized labor, it gets worse. The authorsContinue Reading
N.C. Court of Appeals sides with Elon, A.G.’s office in public records dispute with student reporter
A unanimous three-judge panel of the N.C. Court of Appeals affirmed this morning a lower court’s dismissal of an Elon University student journalist’s public records suit against the university and the state attorney general’s office. The student reporter for Elon’s Phoenix14News had tried in 2010 to secure more than just the first page of anContinue Reading
• House Speaker Thom Tillis, R-Mecklenburg, participates in a conference call with reporters on behalf of GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney. • Romney will get additional support in Raleigh Tuesday morning, as U.S. House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wisc., hosts a roundtable discussion on Romney’s behalf at Big Ed’s barbecue restaurant at 9:45.Continue Reading
Thomas Sowell‘s latest column focuses on politicians’ misuse of language to con taxpayers out of their hard-earned dollars. Among the targets of Sowell’s analysis is the word “poor.” Perhaps the biggest frauds committed by redefining words are the many fraudulent uses of the word “poor.” For most of the history of the human race, thereContinue Reading
Most of us probably have at least a vague history-class recollection that Winston Churchill was the man who identified an “iron curtain” separating western Europe from Communist-dominated eastern Europe after World War II. Some of us might even remember from the history textbook that Churchill delivered that memorable description of the East-West divide during aContinue Reading