Daily Archives: November 17, 2015

American Airlines changes its rewards plan

Basically, you will now earn miles based upon how much you spend, not how far you fly. Details here.






Whining ‘Cuz I Lost My Creative Spark

Some more gripes for a slow local news day would be: Nobody seems to remember forty years ago when school children were told the poverty in the Soviet Union was related to government meddling in industry. Government was supposed to protect people from harm and help the abused find justice. It wasn’t supposed to giveContinue Reading






Leef reviews ‘Lawless’ for Forbes readers

George Leef’s latest Forbes column examines a new book that shines light on one of the more disturbing elements of Barack Obama’s presidential legacy. A big part of Barack Obama’s campaign for the White House in 2007-08 was that he would be the exact opposite of George W. Bush. In particular, Obama attacked Bush forContinue Reading






NC’s Tax Ranking moves to #15

Every year the Tax Foundation publishes the State Business Tax Climate Index that allows taxpayers, businesses and policymakers an easy comparison of how their state’s tax systems relate. This ranking of the states is based on tax policy, and has been very important in North Carolina over the last few years. During the 2013 legislativeContinue Reading






2016 State Business Tax Climate Index

States with the most competitive business tax systems according to the Tax Foundation‘s most recent State Business Tax Climate Index. So what do the top ten tanked states have that North Carolina doesn’t? Property taxes and unemployment insurance taxes are levied in every state, but there are several states that score the highest that doContinue Reading






UNCG sympatico w/ Mizzou

Given last week’s black student protests at Guilford College to show sympathy with similar protests at the University of Missouri, I wondered how long it would be before we’d see protests at my alma mater UNCG. Not long: There wasn’t one major incident that prompted UNC-Greensboro students on Monday to demand an end to whatContinue Reading






N.C. Court of Appeals rules against former NCCU football coach

A unanimous three-judge panel of the N.C. Court of Appeals affirmed this morning a trial-court ruling against former N.C. Central football coach Henry Frazier, who was fired in 2013 after arrest on charges of violating a domestic violence-related protective order. Among other opinions released this morning from the N.C. Court of Appeals: A unanimous three-judgeContinue Reading






In case you missed it …

The latest edition of Time Warner Cable News’ “Capital Tonight” featured John Locke Foundation analysis of the role of nontraditional news outlets.