Daily Archives: November 13, 2012

They broke it; we bought it

Elections have consequences, and the choice we faced in this past presidential election was either to step back from the brink of reckless regulation, deficit spending, and tax hikes, or continue to barrel along and pretend that the realities of these economic choices will be magically suspended, leaving an economy humming as Americans return toContinue Reading

Danish tax done

Shocking news from Europe: “Denmark said Saturday it would scrap a fat tax it introduced a little over a year ago in a world first, saying the measure was costly and failed to change Danes’ eating habits.”  An op-ed in The Copenhagen Post explains how Danes responded to the taxes – they increased the purchaseContinue Reading

Lowry says those linings aren’t so silver for the GOP

George Carlin’s Al Sleet (the hippy-dippy weather man) reminded us that behind every silver lining, there’s a dark cloud. That comedy bit came to mind as I perused Rich Lowry‘s latest column for National Review Online. [T]here are no comforting augurs for Republicans in President Barack Obama’s victory. It was crushing and ominous, and it’sContinue Reading

Sowell labels Romney another nice loser

Thomas Sowell‘s latest column labels presidential candidate Mitt Romney as the latest in a long line of Republicans of a certain type: “nice, moderate losers.” The list of Republican presidential candidates like this goes back at least as far as 1948, when Thomas E. Dewey ran against President Harry Truman. Dewey spoke in lofty generalitiesContinue Reading

Time for Democrats to do some soul searching?

Conservatives of all stripes have been pontificating about the future of their movement and the Republican Party in the wake of last week’s election. Abe Greenwald writes for Commentary magazine’s “Contentions” blog that Democrats ought to worry just as much about their party’s future. Barack Obama ushered in America’s first large-scale experiment in personality-cult politics.Continue Reading

Tax Foundation says N.C. would rank No. 32 in impact from ‘fiscal cliff’

North Carolina would rank near the middle of the 50 states — No. 32 — in negative tax impact from the pending federal  policy changes dubbed the “fiscal cliff.” That’s according to a new Tax Foundation analysis. The analysis projects a 4.79 percent increase in taxes as a percentage of income for a four-person familyContinue Reading

In case you missed it …

The John Locke Foundation discussed with WTVD a petition designed to help North Carolina secede from the United States.

New Carolina Journal Online features

Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online about a Forbes columnist and author who believes unions were the big winners in last week’s elections. Garrett Hunter and Hubert Papes’ Daily Journal documents federal regulators’ witch-hunt against Google.