Daily Archives: February 8, 2017

Carolina Journal’s Rick Henderson discusses N.C. Senate confirmation of Cooper appointments

Before the latest courtroom developments, Rick Henderson discussed with Donna Martinez the N.C. Senate’s confirmation process for Gov. Roy Cooper’s Cabinet appointments.

HPU poll: Most favor state-level policies

Most interesting High Point University/News & Record poll: A majority of North Carolinians generally favor the state setting the standard on a series of policy issues, including discrimination, minimum wage, and environmental protection, instead of cities, according to the first High Point University/News and Record Poll of 2017. Eighty percent of respondents said that anti-discriminationContinue Reading

Feminist speaks out in favor of bathroom bills

For starters, that wise philosopher Roy Williams has been getting a lot of ink for slamming HB2 following UNC’s victory over Notre Dame in Greensboro. Ol’ Roy’s dadgum comments are followed up by a warning from the executive director of the Greater Raleigh Sports Alliance that North Carolina stands to lose millions if the NCAAContinue Reading

Leef laments the push for ‘free college’

George Leef’s latest Forbes column examines two states’ interest in providing “free” college education. One of the good aspects of federalism is that it allows states to go their own way. As Justice Louis Brandeis put it, they can be “laboratories of democracy.” Unfortunately, that often means that interest groups will capture state legislatures andContinue Reading

Because they can’t blame Bush any more

Robert King of the Washington Examiner reports on the latest round of excuses for low Affordable Care Act signup rates. Former Obama administration officials and Obamacare supporters are blaming President Trump’s brand new administration for lower enrollment on healthcare.gov, and say Trump’s new team pulled ads aimed at getting more people to sign up. ButContinue Reading

Thanks, Obama: Depleted Navy edition

Natalie Johnson of the Washington Free Beacon highlights the Obama administration’s impact on the U.S. Navy. The Navy’s aircraft arsenal is so depleted it would take several years to rebuild the fleet even if the Trump administration allotted the funding needed to repair inoperable aircraft, according to a policy expert and former Air Force pilot.Continue Reading

Kooks won’t quit

Peter Hasson of the Daily Caller highlights plans from the most unhinged anti-Trump protesters. Behind the mass protests, choreographed chants and acts of violence, leaders of anti-Trump “resistance” efforts are communicating the same simple but dark message: they want to make America “ungovernable” for the president of the United States. These protesters say they willContinue Reading

Court ruling falls flat

No, federal Judge James Robart of Washington state is not a “so-called judge,” and President Trump was wrong to apply that label to him. Still, Robart’s response to Trump’s immigration order has a questionable legal basis, as Rich Lowry explains at National Review Online. Robart’s handiwork is shoddy and usurpatory, despite the fact that heContinue Reading