Daily Archives: July 19, 2012
You don’t have to be a professional political pundit to have an opinion about the president’s notion that entrepreneurs are not responsible for their own success. Don Carrington took this photo outside the Snoopy’s located at Whitaker Mill and Wake Forest roads in Raleigh.
In his weekly newsletter today, Dr. Roy Cordato highlights two really interesting examples of highly exaggerated claims by the environmental establishment. The first regards the North Carolina Division of Air Quality’s assertion that the 2002 Clean Smokestacks Bill is responsible for recent dramatic decreases in mercury emissions. Are those claims accurate? Possibly, but DAQ definitelyContinue Reading
In The Achievable Dream: College Board Lessons on Creating Great Schools, Gaston Caperton* and Richard Whitmire highlight successful urban school districts and the reforms they implemented. In the book’s conclusion, they write, Consider Charlotte-Mecklenburg schools. When Paul [sic] Gorman arrived as superintendent in 2006, he concluded that changing the “cycle of failure” in his strugglingContinue Reading
In his Freeman column this week, Professor Steve Horwitz continues his analysis of the so-called Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, another of those bill titles that reflects foolish hopes rather than reality. Politicizing the provision of medical care in the US won’t have any better results than did politicizing the production of food inContinue Reading
• No-shows? House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., becomes the most recent member of her party to tell candidates to steer clear of Charlotte’s Democratic National Convention. • A WSOC-TV investigation looked into the ways several members of North Carolina’s congressional delegation spent money contributed to their campaigns. • Ninth Congressional District Democratic nomineeContinue Reading
John Kass’ Chicago Tribune column is a really sharp rebuttal to Obama’s latest reminder that he’s fundamentally a collectivist who neither understands nor values the work that makes capitalism succeed.
Given recent visits to Raleigh by Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, two potential candidates as Mitt Romney’s Republican running mate, you might be interested in hearing Human Events Washington expert John Gizzi‘s thoughts about the “veepstakes.”
Thomas Sowell‘s latest column delves into the Left’s antipathy toward achievement. Do the people who cheer this kind of talk bother to stop and think through what she is saying? Or is heady rhetoric enough for them? People who run businesses are benefiting from things paid for by others? Since when are people in business,Continue Reading