Monthly Archives: August 2012

While written many years ago this remains the best description of what libertarians believe that I know of

…all human relationships are voluntary. Men are free to cooperate or not, to deal with one another or not, as their own individual judgments, convictions, and interests dictate. They can deal with one another only in terms of and by means of reason, i.e., by means of discussion, persuasion, and contractual agreement, by voluntary choiceContinue Reading

Class size debate in North Carolina

A superb education news website, The Media Bullpen, highlights a recent Carolina Journal article on the class size debate in North Carolina. They gave the article their highest honor – a home run.  Thank you!  We swing for the fences here.

New at CJO: Proposed N.C. wind farm faces multiple threats

Don Carrington reports for Carolina Journal Online about three separate obstacles facing a proposed coastal North Carolina wind farm.

Obama is no Canute

Over at PowerLine, Steven Hayward has a key insight into Mitt Romney’s speech last night, but he made an unfortunate comparison: No wonder the Democratic Party has largely lost the working class vote; when real people hear Obama talk, King Canute-like, about halting the rise of the oceans and healing the planet, they get itContinue Reading

Podhoretz: Romney speech did what it had to do

Few people would accept Mitt Romney to win a speech-making contest against Barack Obama. But that’s not the point. Romney’s trying to unseat the 44th president, and John Podhoretz asserts in a New York Post column that Romney’s Republican nomination acceptance speech did what it needed to do. Romney made no effort at soaring oratory.Continue Reading

Does the Artur Davis party switch foreshadow future changes?

Reihan Salam explores that possibility in a column for Reuters. Among the cynical journos whose tweets I had the distinct displeasure of reading that night, there was a derisive, sneering tone toward Davis, with many observing that the former Alabama congressman, an African American raised by a single mother, was unlikely to sway black voters.Continue Reading

Latest dispatches from the campaign trail, August 31, 2012

• Starting Tuesday, daily campaign updates will be cross-posted on JLF’s Meck Deck blog for the week. Be sure to visit Meck Deck, which starting Monday will be the home for Carolina Journal’s coverage of the Democratic National Convention.   • A new Civitas poll says GOP gubernatorial candidate Pat McCrory has a big leadContinue Reading

Barnes gives Romney high marks

Frequent John Locke Foundation Headliner Fred Barnes offered a glowing review for the Weekly Standard of Mitt Romney’s acceptance speech during the final night of the Republican National Convention. The speech turned out to the best written, best delivered, and most appealing that Romney has ever delivered, at least in my presence. He passed theContinue Reading