About: Rick Henderson

Rick Henderson

Managing Editor, Carolina Journal, John Locke Foundation

Recent Posts by Rick Henderson

Dispatches from the trail, May 27, 2015

• As Carolina Journal Online reported yesterday, the conservative grass-roots group Americans for Prosperity’s new jobs agenda will put pressure on the General Assembly to support free-market reforms. You can watch the full video of Tuesday’s event below. • Senate Majority Leader in Waiting(?) Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., is on bended knee, begging former U.S. Sen.Continue Reading

Dispatches from the trail, May 20, 2015

• He’s in! In a development surprising no one, four-term Attorney General Roy Cooper, a Democrat, confirmed Saturday that he will challenge incumbent Republican Gov. Pat McCrory in 2016. Cooper made the announcement at the meeting of 8th Congressional District Democrats, adding that a formal launch to his campaign will happen soon. • Roll Call’sContinue Reading

N.C. suing FCC over Wilson broadband ruling

Props to Attorney General Roy Cooper, who filed a lawsuit challenging the Federal Communications Commission’s February ruling overturning a state law limiting municipal subsidies to city-owned broadband services. Cooper cited federal overreach in the filing. In that Order, the FCC preempts North Carolina ‘s statutory law and provisions …. governing municipal provisioning and operation ofContinue Reading

New leadership in Raleigh! Really!

From today’s News & Observer account of Thursday’s budget rollout: House members also added spending items that weren’t in McCrory’s plan, with some targeted toward specific counties. In the subcommittee dealing with agriculture and natural resources, Rep. Chris Millis, a Republican from Pender County, questioned why the budget included $200,000 for the American Legion WorldContinue Reading

Dispatches from the trail, May 13, 2015

• Brad Woodhouse, the liberal member of the Woodhouse brothers, is taking the helm of Correct the Record, a super PAC founded by David Brock that will fend off criticism of Hillary Clinton. Brad and Raleigh-resident Dallas (a conservative activist and political consultant) are subjects of a recent documentary about their family feud. • InContinue Reading

Dispatches from the trail, May 6, 2015

• Is Mike McIntyre planning a 2016 Senate run? A John Locke Foundation colleague recently received a call from a polling firm asking about potential Senate matchups, and only three names were mentioned: Republican U.S. Sen. Richard Burr and two Democrats — Kay Hagan, who lost her seat to Thom Tillis in 2014, and McIntyre,Continue Reading

At RightOnline, Sharyl Attkisson addresses press freedoms, media bias

At the RightOnline 2015 political networking and social media conference in Washington, D.C., Carolina Journal Associate Editor and social media specialist Kari Travis covered the keynote address by Daily Signal investigative journalist Sharyl Attkisson. Here’s Kari’s Storify: [View the story “Sharyl Attkisson comes to RightOnline” on Storify] Be sure to follow Kari — and CJContinue Reading

Dispatches from the trail, April 29, 2015

• The most recent Elon University Poll shows a close race for governor between Democratic Attorney General Roy Cooper (if he runs) and incumbent Republican Pat McCrory, with the governor with a 45-43 lead. In the presidential contest, Democrat Hillary Clinton would best former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush 47-44, but Clinton is the fourth most-likedContinue Reading

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