About: Rick Henderson

Rick Henderson

Managing Editor, Carolina Journal, John Locke Foundation

Recent Posts by Rick Henderson

Dispatches from the trail, July 29, 2015

• Rep. Mark Meadows, R-10th District, has introduced a resolution requesting the immediate removal of John Boehner as speaker of the House. Meadows said the move was “really more about trying to have a conversation on making this place work, where everybody’s voice matters, where there’s not a punitive culture. Hopefully, we’ll have some discussionContinue Reading






Dispatches from the trail, July 22, 2015

• Reps. Patrick McHenry, R-10th, and G.K. Butterfield, D-1st, have sponsored House legislation giving survivors of the state’s infamous eugenics program a little comfort. The bill would ensure those getting payments from the state’s compensation plan for eugenics survivors remain eligible to receive other federal benefits they were entitled to get before the payments wereContinue Reading






Dispatches from the trail, July 15, 2015

• Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will join the parade of presidential hopefuls stopping in North Carolina when she visits Raleigh for a July 22 fundraiser. Ticket prices start at $2,700. • The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee has circulated a memo outlining incumbent GOP U.S. Sen. Richard Burr’s vulnerabilities in 2016, according to UnderContinue Reading






Dispatches from the trail, July 8, 2015

• A recent Civitas Poll asking voters about 2016 presidential hopefuls found much indecision. “Don’t know” finished first among Democrats and Republicans, outpolling former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton 37 percent to 33 percent, and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush 34 percent to 14 percent. A separate poll on contenders for governor shows incumbent RepublicanContinue Reading






Those dirty electric cars

National Review Online picks up on a new study from the National Bureau of Economic Research concluding that some electric vehicles cause more pollution than their gas-burning counterparts. The study looked at the fuel used to produce the electricity, and concluded that in the northeast and midwest, which rely heavily on coal for generation ofContinue Reading






Dispatches from the trail, July 1, 2015

• Rep. Mark Meadows, R-11th District (at right), is out of the doghouse. For now. Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, who heads the committee on government reform, restored Meadows to the top slot on one of that panel’s subcommittees. Chaffetz removed Meadows from the post after the Jackson County Republican voted against the House leadership onContinue Reading






JLF’s Katherine Restrepo reacts to the Obamacare decision

Katherine Restrepo, health and human services policy analyst for the John Locke Foundation, discusses today’s 6-3 ruling by the Supreme Court of the United States upholding subsidies under the Affordable Care Act and what could follow from it. The 3:59 interview follows.






Dispatches from the trail, June 24, 2015

• She’s out? Roll Call reports that former U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan will not challenge GOP incumbent Richard Burr next year. The D.C.-based publication cites sources saying that Hagan has told donors she will not run. A new name in the speculation hopper: Former U.S. Rep. Heath Shuler of Asheville, who chose not to seekContinue Reading






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