About: Rick Henderson

Rick Henderson

Managing Editor, Carolina Journal, John Locke Foundation

Recent Posts by Rick Henderson

A laugh at lunchtime

For those of us who have the dialogue from “Office Space” memorized, or who have Dilbert embedded in our Yahoo home pages, here’s a geniune treat from the brilliant new Weird Al Yankovic album “Mandatory Fun.” (His first No. 1 Billboard album!) Think Crosby, Stills, Nash, & Young meet every management-consultant cliché in existence. Enjoy.

Dispatches from the campaign trail, July 23, 2014

• A new attack ad by the Democratic group Patriot Majority PAC, whose 527 political organization has received heavy funding from public employee unions, tries to link Republican U.S. Senate candidate Thom Tillis with the Koch brothers. • Meantime, the campaign of incumbent Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan has set aside $4.4 million for ad purchasesContinue Reading

Dispatches from the campaign trail, July 22, 2014

• The left-leaning website Camel City Dispatch interviews Josh Brannon, the Democratic nominee facing incumbent Republican Virginia Foxx in the 5th Congressional District. • Rep. Patrick McHenry, R-10th, pens a guest column for CNN.com saying the Dodd-Frank financial reforms have been a failure. • State Court of Appeals judges Bob Hunter and Sam J. (Jimmy) ErvinContinue Reading

Dispatches from the campaign trail, July 21, 2014

• An ad from the American Energy Alliance repeats the argument that Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan backs a tax on carbon emissions. WRAL News’ Mark Binker gives the ad a red light (barely). • Hagan used a Friday news conference in Raleigh, in conjunction with Planned Parenthood, to reassert her support for legislation that wouldContinue Reading

Dispatches from the campaign trail, July 18, 2014

• In the open seat for the 6th Congressional District, Democratic nominee Laura Fjeld goes on the attack against her Republican foe Mark Walker, using statements from Walker’s runoff opponent Phil Berger Jr. Walker, a Greensboro minister, says negative campaigning failed when Berger deployed it. • Republicans in state Senate District 15 chose John AlexanderContinue Reading

Dispatches from the campaign trail, July 18, 2014

• The News & Record analyzes Mark Walker’s surprising margin of victory in Tuesday’s runoff for the GOP nomination in the 6th Congressional District. • Legislation sponsored by Democratic U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan and championed by the White House that would overturn portions of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act that led to the Supreme Court’sContinue Reading

Dispatches from the campaign trail, July 16, 2014

• We have winners! Barry Smith reports on the statewide election results in today’s Carolina Journal Online. The big shock was in the 6th Congressional District Republican runoff, where Greensboro minister Mark Walker soundly defeated Rockingham County District Attorney Phil Berger Jr., son of the state Senate leader. But there’s more here. • The New YorkContinue Reading

Dispatches from the campaign trail, July 15, 2014

• It’s second primary, er, runoff day! Be sure to vote (if there’s a race in your area). Polls close at 7:30. Carolina Journal Online will have a full wrap-up tomorrow morning. • The Greensboro News & Record‘s Doug Clark muses on how unaffiliated voters could affect the 6th Congressional District GOP runoff between PhilContinue Reading

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