About: Jon Sanders

Jon Sanders is Director of Regulatory Studies at the John Locke Foundation.

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Halbig reaction — Left untethered by basic facts again

Looks like another disinformation campaign is underway in reaction to court ruling unfavorable to Obamacare. This one regards the Halbig ruling that Obamacare subsidies shall be distributed only to individual market exchange consumers living in states that have set up their own health insurance exchanges. As The News & Observer editorialized this morning, The judges’Continue Reading

Workers warned of pay-raise scam

The N&O reports that “Duke University police are warning workers about an email scam that lures them with the prospect of a 2.5 percent raise so they will send their banking information to a Russian Internet address.” A sidebar offers readers a “Moral Guide to Pay-Raise Scams,” which includes the following helpful note: The onlyContinue Reading

Australia’s renewable energy industry ‘grinds to a halt’

What is making a strong industry grind to a halt? Oh, the removal of government support in money and guaranteed business. We’re told that’s kryptonite to strong industries. The Sydney Morning Herald reports: Australia’s investment in renewable energy all but dried up in the first half of 2014 amid uncertainty fuelled by the government’s latestContinue Reading

If Jesus didn’t do anything …

… he went around setting up free health clinics. For those of you trying to affix themselves to the ever-shifting “morality” of the day, there it is (for now), folks. Straight from the preacher’s mouth: If Jesus didn’t do anything, That is, the one thing the preacher wishes you to know about Jesus is —Continue Reading

U. of Wisconsin is proving Cordato’s Law by redistributing grades

Cordato’s Law: Using reductio ad absurdum argument against leftists tends to fail. Leftists are not only quicker than you to conceive absurd ends, but also they probably have already reached or surpassed them, rendering your argument moot. Basically, you ultimately can’t outdo a practiced illogician on his own turf. (That would be related to theContinue Reading

A Friday fact-check on hydraulic fracturing

One Friday last month I wrote about several concerns about hydraulic fracturing coming to North Carolina, and how ongoing research had already dismissed those fears. Today I dismiss perhaps the most sensationalized fear over fracking: it’ll make your drinking water flammable. Hint: No, it won’t. As I show, the examples of flammable drinking water have comeContinue Reading

Washington Post: Democrats’ rhetoric on Hobby Lobby ‘untethered from the basic facts’

Such is not news to Locker Room readers. Washington Post quotes the following Democrats saying things that are ridiculously wrong about the Hobby Lobby ruling: House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (Fla.), Democratic National Committee chair, Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), Sen. Mark Udall (D-Colo.), Sen.Continue Reading

UNC’s leading professor in the fight for free speech and academic freedom: victorious

UNC-Wilmington announces it has settled with Prof. Mike Adams, dropping its appeal (for good reason). A federal jury had handed down a historic ruling in favor of academic freedom, among the first of its kind, where a conservative professor has shown the will to resist the university establishment in protracted free-speech litigation, ultimately taking theContinue Reading

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