Daily Archives: March 2, 2017

Sports leagues biting the hands that feed them

The John Locke Foundation’s Jon Pritchett and Duke professor Ed Tiryakian document for Federalist readers a disturbing trend involving sports and politics. It appears several sports leagues have decided one of their functions should be to prod state lawmakers to adopt social policies some league leaders prefer. In North Carolina, where we live and work,Continue Reading






Charles, Charles, Charles

Charles Jeter, a former N.C. House member and current government relations coordinator for Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, has a confession to make.  In an op-ed published by the Charlotte Observer, Jeter declares that he regrets voting for private school vouchers as a member of the legislature. He writes, “The problem is, now we have clear data that show,Continue Reading






Battling ‘Bottleneckers’

In advance of Monday’s presentation to the John Locke Foundation, Dick Carpenter of the Institute for Justice describes the problems created by “bottleneckers.” Those on the Left and the Right share a growing awareness that politicians and corporations have “rigged” the system against ordinary Americans. Across the country, industries routinely exploit government power for theirContinue Reading






A 20-year-old law to help roll back regulations

Alice Lloyd writes at the Weekly Standard about a valuable tool in the fight against federal regulatory overreach. The Congressional Review Act of 1996 is a “sleeper statute” (aka, a secret weapon) in that its practical application took 20 years to enter the realm of viable possibility. The CRA allows Congress to overturn executive regulationsContinue Reading






Nope, no voter fraud at all

Investor’s Business Daily takes aim at the chorus of critics (yes, this means you, voter ID opponents) who claim that there is no voter fraud in the United States. Remember all those media reports calling President Trump a liar for claiming that noncitizens voted in the November elections? Turns out, he was more correct thanContinue Reading






Kristol’s role explored

David Marcus aims to explain in a Federalist column “why the Right still needs Bill Kristol,” who remains one of President Trump’s most ardent critics. In part, coming around to Trump isn’t just coming around to Trump; it’s coming around to the millions who voted for him and trying to understand why. For some NeverContinue Reading






A woman’s critique of modern feminism

Heather Wilhelm writes at National Review Online about negative unintended consequences associated with modern feminism. How do we solve a problem like modern feminism? As I’ve long argued, it offers little more than a long, drawn-out, decidedly un-fun handbook for ruining your life. Don’t believe me? Witness the latest victim in this long-running series: SarahContinue Reading






National Review columnist laments the latest encroachment on free speech

David French writes at National Review Online about what he describes as the potential slow death of free speech. “[H]ostile environment harassment claims aren’t always (or even usually) this easy to win,” but the governing law is inherently vague — asking courts and commissions to define what’s “severe” or “pervasive,” and requiring that they considerContinue Reading