Daily Archives: November 1, 2012

There is one overriding reason why there are long gas lines in New York and NJ

Anti price gouging laws. If you want to learn why (and a little economics)  See page 22. If not I have a quote for you from the late Murray Rothbard, one that I have posted here several times in the past. But it never gets old. It is no crime to be ignorant of economics,Continue Reading

Rove thinks the numbers point toward Romney

Having helped engineer two electoral victories for George W. Bush, Karl Rove‘s take on electoral math is worth noting. He explains for Wall Street Journal readers why he believes the numbers look good for Republican challenger Mitt Romney. He maintains a small but persistent polling edge. As of [Tuesday] afternoon, there had been 31 nationalContinue Reading

Barnes reacts to the president’s response to Hurricane Sandy

Fred Barnes — who will help the John Locke Foundation analyze election results during a Nov. 15 Headliner luncheon — offers Weekly Standard readers his observations about the political impact of President Obama’s response to Hurricane Sandy. President Obama comes to work, conducts a few conference calls on Hurricane Sandy, holds a press conference, andContinue Reading

Legislative agenda for CMS

A few people have asked me what I thought of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) legislative agenda.  First, thanks for asking.  Second, CMS’s agenda is a mixed bag.  I’ll tackle the major/controversial proposals. 1. Adding student academic growth to student proficiency (test scores) as a way of measuring student achievement. Growth has been a part of theContinue Reading

Carney probes Romney’s support among upper middle class suburban voters

I’ll admit that I’m highlighting this Washington Examiner article largely because of the dateline — Upper Arlington, Ohio — the snooty Columbus suburb where my parents taught high school students for many years. But beyond that personal connection, Tim Carney‘s exploration of Mitt Romney’s support among “upper-middle class, heavily educated white moderates” does offer someContinue Reading

Latest dispatches from the campaign trail, November 1, 2012

• Next up? Republicans in the 30th Senate District are jockeying to see who will replace the late Sen. Don East, who passed away recently but still appears on the ballot.   • Brass in pocket. Two state House races in Mecklenburg County have attracted loads out of campaign funding from outside groups.   •Continue Reading

Will ponders the current state of the presidential race

George Will surveys the current scene of the presidential campaign and summarizes his findings in his latest incomparable column. Energetic in body but indolent in mind, Barack Obama in his frenetic campaigning for a second term is promising to replicate his first term, although simply apologizing would be appropriate. His long campaign’s bilious tone —Continue Reading

Goldberg searches in vain for the media frenzy surrounding Benghazi

Jonah Goldberg‘s latest column ponders the media’s lack of interest in the details of the Benghazi terrorist killings. Last week, Fox News correspondent Jennifer Griffin reported that sources on the ground in Libya say they pleaded for support during the attack on the Benghazi consulate that led to the deaths of four Americans, including U.S.Continue Reading