Daily Archives: January 3, 2013

New at CJ Online: McCrory and Triangle rail

In the latest news report at Carolina Journal Online, Dan Way notes that incoming Gov. Pat McCrory has not ruled out providing matching funds for a Triangle rail transit proposal.

Two NC congressmen buck party caucuses on vote for House speaker

Two members of Congress from North Carolina bucked their party’s caucus choices when it cam to casting their votes for speaker of the House today. And it was a bipartisan effort. Third District Congressman Walter Jones, a Republican, did not vote for House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, and 7th District Congressman Mike McIntyre, a Democrat,Continue Reading

What’s in a Name?

Sometimes I can barely believe stories that I read from other countries – countries with governments that are even more intrusive than our own.  Of course, we have plenty of undue infringement of liberty right here in America, but I find it illuminating to see what’s happening in other parts of the world and toContinue Reading

Professors: Obama should just sidestep Congress

In an op-ed recently published in the Baltimore Sun, law professors Rena Steinzor and Amy Sinden argue that Obama should use “executive orders that direct various agencies of the government to move on particular items within tight deadlines.”  Those “particular items” include an array of environmental regulations that, the authors say, would give President ObamaContinue Reading

A warning from Canada

Lots of Americans have been told that Obamacare will be nothing but good — care for everyone at less cost. Sound too good to be true? Of course it is. One of the hidden costs will be delayed treatment, a problem that has been getting worse with time in Canada. This Freeman article discusses aContinue Reading

The real “trickle-down” economics

In this post, economics professor William Anderson considers the canard that those who advocate economic liberalism want to let wealth “trickle down” from producers to workers and argues that the truth is that it’s the statists (such as Paul Krugman) who hold to the “trickle-down” theory. They want the government to confiscate increasing amounts ofContinue Reading

Stossel says ‘No regulation? No problem’

John Stossel‘s latest column explains that — contrary to popular belief — entire sectors of the economy can thrive without government regulation. It is scary to think about a world without regulation. Intuition leads us to think that without government we’d be victims of fraud, as I explain in my latest book, “No, They Can’t!”Continue Reading

Ponnuru urges conservatives to develop a strategy for helping those with moderate incomes

What’s one way for conservatives to battle the notion that they’re interested only in those dastardly rich guys? Ramesh Ponnuru urges in a National Review Online column that the movement’s thinkers focus on policies that would help those with moderate incomes. Republicans have often in the past had an advantage over Democrats when it hasContinue Reading