Daily Archives: September 21, 2012

A talk by one of my young heroes–well worth watching

Lila Rose at the Family Research Council Convention.

Phlebotonomics: Bleeding liberty dry

My newsletter today draws on the death of the World’s Apostle of Liberty and the now-moribund society of liberty he fought to found. A snippet: Washington was bled repeatedly during his final hours. As historian Lewis Lehrman described it, “Washington did not lack for the best medical care, but unfortunately for Washington that included ‘bleeding’Continue Reading

New at CJ Online: LP candidates meet the press at Duke

In the latest Carolina Journal Online exclusive, Dan Way reports on Thursday’s press conference at Duke University by Libertarian Party presidential nominee Gary Johnson, gubernatorial nominee Barbara Howe, and 2nd U.S. Congressional District nominee Brian Irving, where they discussed issues in the campaign and some of the challenges facing third-party candidates.   Dan’s report isContinue Reading

What’s Obamacare going to cost?

No one can possibly say for sure, but it will be very high. Just one aspect of it will be the cost of complying with all of the tax rules, as we read in this Washington Examiner piece – roughly 80 million man hours per year. Employing people just to do a lot of new,Continue Reading

New at CJ Online: Second Perdue associate pleads guilty in campaign probe

The latest Carolina Journal Online news report recounts the misdemeanor guilty plea entered Friday by Morganton attorney Julia Leigh Sitton, a former fundraiser and aide to Gov. Bev Perdue. Sitton was part of the criminal probe launched in the wake of suspicious flights Perdue took in 2007 and 2008.   To read CJ’s entire seriesContinue Reading

Latest dispatches from the campaign trail, September 21, 2012

• The big names keep coming. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, head of the Democratic National Committee, will campaign today in Raleigh and tomorrow in Winston-Salem for President Obama.   • Tight margin. A poll commissioned by the campaign of Democrat Jennifer Roberts puts the candidate for the 9th Congressional District surprisingly close to Republican RobertContinue Reading

Goldberg ponders free speech and Islam

Jonah Goldberg‘s latest column at National Review Online ponders the underlying issues tied to the recent Middle East violence. Amidst all of the talk of religious tolerance and the hand-wringing over free speech in recent days, one salient fact is often lost or glossed over: What we face are not broad questions about the limitsContinue Reading

National Review’s Ponnuru offers Romney some ideas

Ramesh Ponnuru of National Review believes Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is down but not out. He offers some suggestions in a new column. Romney’s key weakness — the place where he most needs to improve his performance — is that he isn’t seen as a champion of middle-class interests. In this week’s NBC/Wall StreetContinue Reading