Daily Archives: December 2, 2016

At last we can denounce the racism and antifeminism of Greek yogurt

(I suppose I should include a “trigger warning” for the highly suggestible types.) Earlier this year I theorized why professors say such abjectly stupid things as “canoes reek of genocide” and pumpkins bespeak a “perilous whiteness.” There has to be some explanation why supposedly intelligent people are discovering atrocious racism, sexism, and so forth in the blandest,Continue Reading






State Superintendent June Atkinson farewell remarks

June and I have had our share of differences through the years.  But those differences never became personal.  Most differences of opinion really shouldn’t.  In fact, “important” policy debates and political disagreements often took a backseat to a discussion of my boys’ teachers or my wife’s middle school. I always appreciated that. Most importantly, IContinue Reading






JLF chairman featured in National Review’s ‘What Next?’ issue

John Hood’s contribution to National Review‘s special post-election issue focuses on state-level electoral gains for conservatives. Indiana is only one of a number of states — including Arizona, Wisconsin, Michigan, North Carolina, and Florida — where dramatic gains in conservative policy and highly competitive politics go hand in hand. Republicans have more power in statesContinue Reading






The growing costs of regulatory overreach

Paul Bedard reports for the Washington Examiner that the costs associated with federal regulation have reached a new milestone. The new implementation of EPA rules on heavy trucks has boosted the 10-year regulatory burden on America past $1 trillion, 75 percent of which have been imposed by the Obama administration. That amounts to a one-timeContinue Reading






Tracking lefty professors

Annabel Scott reports for the Daily Caller on a new effort to keep tabs on professors who can’t keep their left-wing politics out of the classroom. Turning Point USA, a conservative organization made up of high school and college students, has compiled a website database of more than 200 professors at universities across the nationContinue Reading






The myth of red and blue states

Brandon Finnigan reminds us at National Review Online that the idea of “red” and “blue” states is more myth than fact. It is foolish to look at the national map as a collection of red and blue states. Over the long march of time, all of them are purple. Utah voted for Johnson. Georgia votedContinue Reading






The law of unintended consequences strikes again

Victor Davis Hanson describes another example of the oft-ignored law in his latest National Review Online column. The mix of politics and culture is far too complex to be predictable. Even the best-laid political plans can lead to unintended consequences, both good and bad — what we sometimes call irony, nemesis, or karma. Take theContinue Reading






This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

A Wallace couple is heading to federal prison after conviction on charges involving $12 million in tax refund fraud. Rick Henderson discusses the fraud case’s resolution during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Terry Stoops analyzes a recent report on North Carolina’s confusing school funding formulas, while Marcus Brandon of the education advocacy groupContinue Reading