Daily Archives: February 24, 2017

Duke Law Professor Joins Complaint Against Kellyanne Conway

Michael E. Tigar, Professor Emeritus at Duke Law School, was one of 15 law professors who accused the presidential advisor of ethical violations in a complaint filed with the DC Court of Appeals on Monday. Here’s the Washington Post’s synopsis: Conway should be sanctioned for violating government ethics rules and “conduct involving dishonesty, fraud, deceit or misrepresentation,” the letter says.Continue Reading

Susan Ladd don’t like the Convention of States

N&R columnist Susan Ladd doesn’t like the ‘Constitutional cleanup’ taking place in the General Assembly these days. A couple of things jump out here. Ms. Ladd—radical liberal that she is— usually is quick to pounce on any issue that could be remotely interpreted as racist. Yet–in response to the bill that would repeal the stateContinue Reading

Wisconsin governor’s welfare reforms deserve to serve as model

Tarren Bragdon explains for the Washington Examiner why much of the country could benefit from a perusal of Wisconsin’s welfare reform ideas. In the 1990s, Wisconsin recognized the devastating consequences of generations of families living on welfare and being trapped in poverty. So, then-Gov. Tommy Thompson, a Republican, sought new ways to motivate people byContinue Reading

Your tax dollars and Bigfoot

I’ll admit to being a fan of the television program “Finding Bigfoot.” (Typical dialogue: “Look! There’s a broken twig. Bigfoots break twigs. There must be a Bigfoot here!”) Still, I suspect that other fans would join the rest of the taxpaying public in emitting a collective groan (or Bigfoot call?) over Elizabeth Harrington‘s latest reportContinue Reading

Fourth Circuit proves an embarrassment again

The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which covers territory that includes North Carolina, has displayed once again its disrespect for the Constitution. David French explains at National Review Online. What happens when you mix contempt for individual rights with a healthy dose of willful ignorance and fear? You get the Fourth Circuit Court ofContinue Reading

The battle over Obamacare’s future

Chris Jacobs describes at National Review Online the snags slowing congressional efforts to end the Affordable Care Act. [M]uch of the debate within Republican ranks has its roots in fundamental disagreement about what an alternative to Obamacare should do. If two people or factions can’t agree about the ultimate goals of legislation, it shouldn’t beContinue Reading

This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

North Carolina taxpayers have spent millions of dollars restoring a Hyde County landmark that could be turned over to a private partner to be run as a for-profit enterprise. Rick Henderson explains the controversy surrounding the Lake Mattamuskeet lodge project during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Dan Way explains how his attempt toContinue Reading

New Carolina Journal Online features

Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online on the N.C. Senate’s subpoena of one of Gov. Roy Cooper’s Cabinet nominees to appear at a confirmation hearing. Rick Henderson’s Daily Journal explains why Cooper’s treatment of a bill to shrink the size of the UNC system’s Board of Governors will show whether he knows when toContinue Reading