Daily Archives: February 17, 2017

Michael Novak, R.I.P.

Former John Locke Foundation Headliner Michael Novak has died at age 83. In 2010, Novak spoke about the connection between religion and the founding of the American government. Novak shared with CarolinaJournal.com his thoughts on religious faith’s role in preserving the American constitutional republic. Watch the full event below.






Summerfield going urban….

The Greensboro suburb Summerfield—known for its horse farms, large lots and large house—wants to add so-called “Planned Development” to its zoning ordinances, which would allow for more high-density development. Surprise—large lots and large homes are why people move to Summerfield, which is 12 miles north of Gboro up U.S. 220: On Thursday, about 200 peopleContinue Reading






Good news on occupational licensing from Arizona

Brent Scher of the Washington Free Beacon details one piece of good news in the fight against overly expansive occupational licensing. Arizona’s Republican governor sent a letter condemning the state’s cosmetology board for launching an investigation into a student who gives free haircuts to the homeless because he does not have a state-issued cosmetology license.Continue Reading






Cruz wants to kill Warren’s legacy

Thomas Phippen explains in a Daily Caller column how legislation from U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz takes aim at colleague Elizabeth Warren’s regulatory legacy. Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz introduced a two-page bill Tuesday to abolish the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the darling of Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders. The Repeal CFPB Act, which CruzContinue Reading






Exploring the contours of nationalism

John O’Sullivan extends an ongoing National Review Online debate about the nature of nationalism in the age of Trump. [T]hough the election of Donald Trump is one of the two main reasons why we are all debating nationalism, I don’t think we should focus excessively on what he says about it. The new president isContinue Reading






Philanthropy and ‘Big Aid’

Kevin Williamson‘s latest column at National Review Online highlights a challenge to the standard model for philanthropy. Philanthropy can be a funny business. Let’s say you’re a do-gooder in Malawi and you hear about a little girl who has been attacked by a crocodile. She is badly hurt, but her family has no money forContinue Reading






This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

The art of targeting voters through data analytics develops rapidly from election cycle to election cycle. David Seawright, director of analytics and product innovation at Deep Root Analytics, discusses the latest developments during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Terry Stoops assesses key highlights from the N.C. Department of Public Instruction’s latest report onContinue Reading






New Carolina Journal Online features

Kari Travis reports for Carolina Journal Online on the N.C. Senate’s initial vote to shrink the size of UNC’s Board of Governors. Jesse Saffron’s Daily Journal focuses on recent controversies involving community college governance.