Daily Archives: October 16, 2012

Liveblogging the second presidential debate, October 16, 2012

Welcome back! John Locke Foundation and Carolina Journal staff will offer live commentary of the presidential debate between President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney from Hofstra University, Long Island, NY. As always, any opinion stated belongs to the writer. Thanks!  

Liveblogging the N.C. governor’s debate, October 16, 2012

Welcome! Thanks for joining Carolina Journal and John Locke Foundation staff as we comment on the second debate between Democratic Lt. Gov. Walter Dalton and Republican Pat McCrory. As always, any opinion is that of the author. Enjoy!  

Who does that $50k tax break help?

Is anyone else tired of the left’s continued accusations that the 2011 General Assembly’s $50k tax break to help small businesses went to help wealthy law firms and millionaires instead?   NCGA fiscal research division estimates that less than 1% of those filing for the break will be in the $1 million tax bracket. Will theContinue Reading

John Amanchukwu: Big man, big heart

John Amanchukwu is Executive Director of Upper Room Christian Academy, a private religious school in southeast Raleigh.  His passion for educating children is much larger than his 6’6″, 280 pound frame.  In fact, his personality, not his size, is what you remember most after meeting him. John observes that many children in southeast Raleigh wouldContinue Reading

President wants to ban homework

No, I am not talking about Obama.  He only wants to ban free-market capitalism (kidding). French President François Hollande thinks that it is unfair that some kids get homework help from their parents and some don’t.  Hollande argues that homework is a socioeconomic issue.   Wealthier parents are more likely to assist their children on assignmentsContinue Reading

New at CJO: State school superintendent candidates square off

Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online on Monday’s 90-minute public forum featuring the candidates for N.C. superintendent of public instruction.

North Carolina college challenges HHS mandate

As you’ll read in this Cato@Liberty post by Ilya Shapiro, Belmont Abbey College is one of the plaintiffs in a suit against the mandate regarding coverage of contraception. Whether you’re Catholic or not, you should hope for Belmont Abbey to succeed. It is fighting against the insidious trend of federal power invading aspects of lifeContinue Reading

New at CJO: N.C. House District 51 election profiled

Leslee Kulba reports for Carolina Journal Online on the N.C. House District 51 race.