Daily Archives: November 15, 2012

On the Bright Side . . .

That which isn’t broken ought not be fixed, but Representative Tim Moffitt’s push to merge the City of Asheville’s water department with the Metropolitan Sewerage District might have more to it than seizing assets from areas with radical leftist leadership. It could spare local journalists the agony of writing the same things about the waterContinue Reading

As If a Reason Is Needed

British oil giant BP has agreed to pay the largest criminal penalty in U.S. history, totaling billions of dollars, for the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, a person familiar with the deal said Thursday. We can only assume they will pay it forward.

Hints from Heloise

November 24 is Small Business Saturday. Citizens are urged to celebrate with appropriate activities. Suggestions include: supporting efforts to repeal Obamacare. shopping in Wyoming, South Dakota, Nevada, Alaska, or Florida. These states scored the best in the Tax Foundation’s State Business Tax Climate Index. shopping in Ireland, where the corporate tax rate is supposedly best.Continue Reading

JLF Senior Fellow Rotterman on GOP and Benghazi

Politico.com’s “Arena” asked if Republican attacks on U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice were misdirected. John Locke Foundation senior fellow Marc Rotterman responded: Clearly the president and his administration are “stonewalling” on Benghazi. First and foremost, it is now obvious that there never was a spontaneous mob that demonstrated outside of our consulate outraged over an obscureContinue Reading

Fred Barnes of Fox News, Weekly Standard offers 2012 election recap

If you were no big fan of President Obama’s first term, wait until you see the second. That was the most sobering piece of Fred Barnes’ message today during a John Locke Foundation Headliner luncheon in Raleigh. Barnes, executive editor of The Weekly Standard and a fixture on Fox News, offered his analysis of 2012Continue Reading

A classic from Thomas Sowell: Government statistics

You have to laugh to keep from crying.

The original 13 colonies were all on the East Coast?

Add this 60 Minutes interview with historian David McCullough to your reading list.  Wow. Morley Safer: You, you, calling us [Americans] historically illiterate. David McCullough: Yes. I feel that very much so. I ran into some students on university campuses who were bright and attractive and likeable. And I was just stunned by how muchContinue Reading

In case you missed her …

Becki Gray discussed the impact of North Carolina Republicans’ big electoral gains during an appearance on News 14 Carolina’s Capital Tonight: