Daily Archives: October 3, 2012

Liveblogging the first presidential debate, 10/3

Welcome back! Carolina Journal and John Locke Foundation staff will blog the debate between President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney beginning at 9 p.m. Stay tuned …  

Liveblogging the Dalton-McCrory governor’s debate, Oct. 3

Greetings! John Locke Foundation and Carolina Journal staff members will provide analysis and commentary here beginning at 7. Thanks for dropping by!   As always, any opinions belong to the author.

If you want more of something, subsidize it. Otherwise, reject it (a pension bailout) while you still can

Before the idea gains traction, those who take fiscal responsibility seriously ought to clarify why a federal bailout of state pensions is a terrible idea. For starters, it would reward and promote fiscal malfeasance at the expense of states with relatively prudent pension management. Thankfully, ALEC and the Illinois Policy Institute have shown leadership inContinue Reading

Former JLF intern in the spotlight

If you spent much time in the past year interacting with the John Locke Foundation, you likely met Ziyi “Milton” Mai. The Pope Foundation tells his story in its new “Achiever Spotlight.” Milton’s internship in 2012 at the John Locke Foundation, North Carolina’s premier free-market think-tank, helped to solidify his decision to become an economist.Continue Reading


This week I saw this video from Cleveland. It was linked to an article in the Dayton Daily News about the national Lifeline program, aka Obamaphone, and it perfectly illustrates what’s known as public choice theory. First, a quick explanation of the theory.  Essentially, this woman, and all the other people who have gotten aContinue Reading

New at CJO: N.C. Senate District 15 race profiled

Sara Burrows profiles the N.C. Senate District 15 election for Carolina Journal Online.

Rand Paul: Restricting consumer choice is insulting

This clip is from March 10, 2011, but I am posting it anyway. Awesomeness never expires.

Another high-stakes term for the U.S. Supreme Court?

It’s hard to imagine the U.S. Supreme Court generating as many headlines during its upcoming term as in the last term, when the ObamaCare case attracted such widespread attention. But Case Western law professor Jonathan Adler tells National Review Online readers today that the justices will have plenty of important decisions to make within theContinue Reading