Daily Archives: April 6, 2017

Former JLF Chairman Art Pope elected chairman of Bradley Foundation

John Locke Foundation founder and former chairman Art Pope today was elected chairman of the Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation, one of the nation’s largest conservative grant-making charitable organizations. Pope is the owner and chairman of Variety Wholesalers Inc., which owns and operates a chain of discount retail stores with 7,000 employees in 17 states.Continue Reading

It’s Tough to Be Homeless in San Francisco

According to a recent article in the San Francisco Chronicle: A man who bought pizza for his companion on her birthday was cited for eating pizza at a bus stop at Market and Seventh streets in San Francisco. “This is a real waste of police services,” said Kelley Cutler, an organizer with the Coalition on Homelessness.Continue Reading

Make CLT like NYC…

Nothing you don’t already know, but what can I say Charlotte will never stop striving to be like New York City, and NYC will never stop striving to remake southern cities in its image. Interesting that a comment beneath this Charlotte Observer article says those who oppose massive public transportation projects and efforts to makeContinue Reading

Potential Trump-inspired GOP primary fights

David Drucker of the Washington Examiner details disturbing news for Republicans looking ahead to the next election cycle. Political groups loyal to President Trump could make good on his threat to back primary challenges against congressional Republicans who oppose his agenda. Trump is warning conservative House Republicans who have opposed his health care initiative thatContinue Reading

Park your brain outside Harvard Yard

Elizabeth Harrington‘s latest Washington Free Beacon report on campus kookiness involves the denizens of Cambridge, Mass. A group of Harvard graduate students are starting a “resistance school” to oppose President Donald Trump. The grad students, who consider themselves a progressive version of “Dumbledore’s Army,” have enlisted former Obama staffers to teach the class sessions. TheContinue Reading

Some liberals question Gorsuch filibuster

Kevin Daley of the Daily Caller highlights left-of-center thinkers who question U.S. Senate Democrats’ plans to filibuster Judge Neil Gorsuch’s nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court. As Senate Democrats barrel towards a filibuster of Judge Neil Gorsuch’s nomination to the Supreme Court, prominent liberal legal commentators and members of his own caucus are urging SenateContinue Reading

Saving the Gorsuch nomination and the filibuster

Fred Bauer writes at National Review Online about one way in which the U.S. Senate could confirm Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court without sacrificing the filibuster. If the choice is between the nuclear option and the Schumer precedent, then, the decision seems relatively straightforward. The nuclear option would damage the Senate as anContinue Reading

Facing the truth about health care

Michael Tanner uses his latest National Review Online column to highlight health care challenges that politicians can’t wish away. [W]hoever eventually comes up with a replacement for the Affordable Care Act should keep a few hard truths in mind. 1. Health care is neither a right nor a privilege; it’s a commodity. Worse, it’s aContinue Reading