Daily Archives: January 9, 2013

You might be a progressive if…

…you think minting a trillion dollar coin to pay the deficit for the year is a great idea and you can’t figure out why we don’t just mint 16 of them and pay off the entire debt.

New at CJ Online: Opening day of the General Assembly

At the latest Carolina Journal Online news report, Barry Smith reports on the largely ceremonial first day of the North Carolina General Assembly. Read his account here.

Replacing rationality with emotion

Here is an excellent American Thinker piece on the success statists have had in “winning” arguments by replacing rationality with emotion. Far too many Americans (and not just the statists) have come to believe that the way to win an argument with someone who disagrees with you is to summon up all the moral outrageContinue Reading

Liveblogging the opening House session

The House will go into session at noon today. Visit us, and feel free to comment.  

James Buchanan

James Buchanan, founder of Public Choice theory and winner of the 1986 Nobel Prize in Economics, died last night.  More than any other, his theory makes sense for me of the political decision making I observe every day. Buchanan was a senior fellow at the Cato Institute and emeritus professor of economic philosophy and constitutionalContinue Reading

Liveblogging the N.C. Senate

The 2013 session of the General Assembly is under way. Lt.Gov. Dan Forest is presiding.

Damage done by racial preferences at the Naval Academy

Today’s Pope Center Clarion Call is by a former history instructor (and graduate of) the Naval Academy. He writes about the damage that is being done by the Navy’s insistence on following the politically correct notion that every institution must be “diverse.” That is, recruit people so as to have percentages that mirror the demographicsContinue Reading

Well said, Melissa!

In today’s Wall Street Journal we find a letter to the editor from Melissa Mitchell excoriating the wastrels in Congress for continuing to spend like mad even though we are already swimming in an ocean of debt. Here it is: Haul Pork Producers Into the Light Your Jan. 4 editorial “The Outrageous Sandy Outrage” provides a goodContinue Reading