Daily Archives: November 9, 2012
General Petraeus is in the news. The problem is trying to figure out what the CIA wants whom to believe with their counterintel and why. The most obvious conclusion is he wanted to wash his hands of the Benghazi scandal without making the president look bad; but the CIA wouldn’t be so simplistic.
Surely you’ve heard by now there is a new school of economic thought that claims wealth and prosperity are functions of job creation. This breaks down under classical notions of capitalism, because it is difficult to stay in business if one must pay thirty people to do the job of one. It must therefore beContinue Reading
I thought the ban on large sodas was bad, but this is a whole new level. In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, with the city’s resources stretched, Mayor Bloomberg has now banned donations of food to homeless shelters. Why? Because they city is too busy with disaster recovery to properly assess salt, fat, and fiberContinue Reading
“In my mind we’re already over the [fiscal] cliff. I’m just wondering how we’re going to land.” From and excellent interview on Bloomberg TV
What does Tuesday’s election mean for the future of the 2010 federal health care reform law? The Cato Institute’s Michael Cannon examines the law’s vulnerabilities in a new National Review Online column. President Obama has won reelection, and his administration has asked state officials to decide by Friday, November 16, whether their state will createContinue Reading
In case you haven’t noticed, the N&R’s pretty ticked off over the Great Gerrymander of 2012. Today’s editorial: This was a strong election for North Carolina Republicans, but not as strong as their congressional victories might indicate. Those were largely a product of masterful political engineering. Currently, seven of the state’s 13 U.S. House membersContinue Reading
Charles Krauthammer‘s latest column explores the notion that conservatives and Republicans need to change their stripes in order to win future elections. The country doesn’t need two liberal parties. Yes, Republicans need to weed out candidates who talk like morons about rape. But this doesn’t mean the country needs two pro-choice parties either. In fact,Continue Reading
Yours truly takes a look at the controversy surrounding the ‘systems thinking’ instructional tool being employed in some Winston-Salem-Forsyth County schools. In the middle of the controversy is WSFCS board member Elisabeth Motsinger, who ran an unsuccessful campaign to unseat incumbent Rep. Virginia Foxx in the 5th Congressional District.