Daily Archives: December 16, 2016

“The North Carolina Supreme Court has withdrawn a rule that would have allowed it to appoint former members to hear cases in which there was the threat of a deadlock.”

That’s according to a report at WRAL. The report goes on to say: Justices adopted the new rule on Election Day as part of what court officials said was an effort to avoid the potential for 3-3 ties in cases when a sitting justice has to recuse himself or herself. In the case of ties, the lowerContinue Reading






“If it wasn’t for double standards … ,” Continued

Reuters reports that: Wind farms will be granted 30-year U.S. government permits that could allow for thousands of accidental eagle deaths due to collisions with company turbines, towers and electrical wires, U.S. wildlife managers said on Wednesday. The newly finalized rule, to go into effect on Jan. 15, extends the current five-year term for permitsContinue Reading






If it wasn’t for double standards, the left wouldn’t have any standards at all.

Megan McArdle writes about the latest instance of left-wing hypocrisy: The Department of Energy has balked at a request from the Trump transition team to provide the names of all department employees or contractors who attended UN global climate talks in the last five years. … Watching the reaction to this from the left, IContinue Reading






This Seems Worrying!

According to CNBC: A Chinese Navy warship has seized an underwater drone deployed by an American oceanographic vessel in international waters in the South China Sea, triggering a formal diplomatic protest from the United States and a demand for its return, a U.S. defense official told Reuters on Friday. The incident, the first of itsContinue Reading






New Federal Report Shows “Arrest Related Deaths” Are Comparatively Rare in North Carolina

FiveThirtyEight reports that: Last year, [Bureau of Justice Statistics] researchers found that the agency’s existing methods of counting arrest-related deaths — basically, asking police departments to report totals — were probably missing about half of all cases. … Thursday’s report builds on that research by trying to find the deaths that were missing from official counts, usingContinue Reading






$8 million in grants for Gboro megasite sewage

The City of Greensboro announced yesterday it will receive over $8 million in grants from the Golden LEAF Foundation, the Rural Infrastructure Authority and Duke Energy to run sewer to the proposed Greensboro-Randolph Megasite, which ostensibly will attract a major manufacturer to the area. The $8 million grant will go toward the overall $28 millionContinue Reading






Bad news, good news from the scholarly crowd

It’s somewhat disheartening to pick up The American Scholar, the publication of Phi Beta Kappa, and to read a somewhat clueless note about the election from editor Robert Wilson. As I write this, it has been only a week since the election, and I continue to waver between despair and the stubborn habit of aContinue Reading






Another study that cools the global warming debate

Michael Bastasch of the Daily Caller highlights new research that’s bound to displease climate alarmists. New research suggests scientists may be wrong about a key measurement for projecting man-made global warming. Meteorologist Anthony Watts and amateur scientist Willis Eschenbach released new research suggesting “global climate sensitivity to increased carbon dioxide, and the potential feedback mechanismContinue Reading