Daily Archives: December 5, 2016

JLF Shaftesbury Society videos

Those of you accustomed to seeing video each Monday afternoon from the John Locke Foundation Shaftesbury Society meeting might have noticed some changes with the last couple of videos. Nov. 21: Matt Bales Nov. 28: John Hood The extra production work takes a little more time. Moving forward, you can expect to see these videosContinue Reading






4th Circuit Finds NC Sex Offender Law Unconstitutionally Vague and Overbroad

Section 14-208.18(a) of the North Carolina General Statutes makes it a felony for convicted sex offenders to “knowingly be”: (1) On the premises of any place intended primarily for the use, care, or supervision of minors including, but not limited to, schools, children’s museums, child care centers, nurseries, and playgrounds.  (2) Within 300 feet of any location intended primarilyContinue Reading






Disturbing News about “Problematic” Case Management Software

Ars Technica reports that: Most pieces of software don’t have the power to get someone arrested—but Tyler Technologies’ Odyssey Case Manager does. This is the case management software that runs on the computers of hundreds and perhaps even thousands of court clerks and judges in county courthouses across the US. (Federal courts use an entirelyContinue Reading






“Until it was shut down this summer, the sham embassy was housed in a run-down, pink two-storey building with a corrugated iron roof and flew a U.S. flag outside. Inside hung a portrait of President Barack Obama.”

That’s a passage from a report posted yesterday by Rueters: Authorities in Ghana have busted a fake U.S. embassy in the capital Accra run by a criminal network that for a decade issued illegally obtained authentic visas, the U.S. State Department said. … “It was not operated by the United States government, but by figures fromContinue Reading






Leef takes on Trump’s flag-burning comments

George Leef’s latest column for Forbes addresses President-elect Donald Trump’s recent comments about flag burning. Here’s what Trump wrote: “Nobody should be allowed to burn the American flag – if they do, there must be consequences – perhaps loss of citizenship or a year in jail!” The very last thing we need in America isContinue Reading






Van der Vaart to EPA?

It’s a prospect Michael Bastasch explores for the Daily Caller. Members of President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team are interviewing candidates to head up the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). While media reports indicate the president-elect has narrowed the field down to two candidates, a new name is on the lips of some on Trump’s transition team:Continue Reading






Trump’s Supreme Court picks and an ideological war with the left

U.S. News and World Report looks ahead to the likely ideological battles surrounding President-elect Donald Trump’s Supreme Court choices.  






Improving health care involves more than fixing Obamacare

Darcy Bryan, Jared Rhoads, and Robert Graboyes of the Mercatus Center at George Mason University explain a project that’s designed to improve American health care, not just scrap Obamacare. Ranked No. 43, it looks as if North Carolina has some work to do. The Healthcare Openness and Access Project (HOAP) is a collection of state-by-stateContinue Reading