Daily Archives: November 9, 2012

Forget soda, let’s ban all food

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

Ron Paul’s Post Election Thoughts

“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

Cato’s Cannon ponders the future of ObamaCare

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

Krauthammer rejects the calls for a GOP reinvention

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

York looks ahead to 2016

Recent John Locke Foundation election panelist Byron York offers Washington Examiner readers his thoughts about the Republicans’ next steps as they consider the presidential election in 2016. The electorate is changing, and the Republican Party needs to keep up with the times. But the more fundamental answer to the GOP’s problems could be much simplerContinue Reading

Goldberg contends we’re becoming more European

Jonah Goldberg‘s latest column probes the Progressives’ election victory this week. The Progressives won on Tuesday. I don’t mean the people who voted Democrat who call themselves “progressive.” Though they won, too. I mean the Progressives who’ve been waging a century-long effort to transform our American-style government into a European-style state. The words “government” andContinue Reading

This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

Regardless of the outcome of this week’s election, North Carolina was guaranteed to have a new governor taking office in 2013. That raises some questions about the timing of a new vision statement from the N.C. State Board of Education, a group with membership based largely on appointments from the governor. Terry Stoops examines thatContinue Reading

New Carolina Journal Online features

Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online on Gov.-elect Pat McCrory’s transition planning. John Hood’s Daily Journal highlights interesting facts from this week’s elections that have been buried beneath the headlines.