Daily Archives: February 10, 2017

Steve Horwitz on school choice

In a widely-read Facebook post, economist Steve Horwitz, visiting scholar at Schnatter Institute for Entrepreneurship and Free Enterprise at Ball State, dissects the opposition to school choice: Sorry folks, but if you seriously want to argue about school choice, you should consider the following: 1. It’s easy to be proud that you are a #productofpublicschoolsContinue Reading

Protesters block education secretary DeVos from entering D.C. school

Click HERE to see the video from ABC 7 in Washington, D.C. (Yes, Mr. “Shame” is holding a Black Lives Matter sign.)

The ol’ municipal elections-in-an-even year movement rears its head again

News & Record reports state lawmakers have filed a bill to move municipal elections in Greensboro and other Guilford County cities and towns to even-numbered years has been has been filed. Rep. Bert Jones, R-Rockingham, is among the sponsors. This is an issue that seems to come comes up quite frequently— proponents argue that even-yearContinue Reading

There they go again: Redistricting edition

North Carolina would benefit from electoral redistricting reform. That does not excuse the News & Observer for once again confusing the issue. The newspaper suggests with an opinion-page graphic today that Republicans were responsible for the bizarre 1st and 12th Congressional district maps that a federal court ruled unconstitutional last year. Long-time observers of TarContinue Reading

Democrats’ national campaign to fight voter ID

Joe Schoffstall of the Washington Free Beacon describes a concerted effort to fight voter identification requirements across the United States. Democrats are moving swiftly to build a large network to push back against voter identification laws after President Donald Trump claimed illegal immigrants gave Hillary Clinton the edge in the popular vote and called forContinue Reading

Reforming the filibuster

The latest issue of Hillsdale College’s Imprimis features California congressman Tom McClintock‘s plea for reform of the U.S. Senate’s filibuster rules. The filibuster is fundamentally different today because of two changes to Senate rules—changes that explain the body’s current inability to act. The first occurred in 1917 in response to a filibuster of something calledContinue Reading

Ensuring that government does its jobs well

Kevin Williamson of National Review Online explains the benefits for our political debate of having a well-functioning bureaucracy. If we are to have a political exchange that amounts to something more than an imaginary exchange between two polar positions held by almost no one in the 21st century United States (Bismarckian étatism vs. Rothbardian anarcho-capitalism,Continue Reading

Hanson compares California to the Confederate states of old

Victor Davis Hanson writes at National Review Online about similarities between present-day California and the Confederate states more than 150 years ago. “Calexit” supporters brag that they will have enough signatures to qualify for a ballot measure calling for California’s secession from the United States. Some California officials have talked of the state not remittingContinue Reading