Category Archives: History

New Carolina Journal Online features

Barry Smith reports for Carolina Journal Online that the N.C. Supreme Court says the state can make preparations for a second year of opportunity scholarships, pending a final decision in a lawsuit challenging the scholarship program as unconstitutional. Troy Kickler’s Daily Journal highlights a time when congressional fights actually drew blood.

Businessweek’s big ideas

The 85th anniversary issue of Bloomberg Businessweek “chronicles the most disruptive ideas of the past 85 years, those entrepreneurial earthquakes whose tremors are still being felt.” Topping the magazine’s list? The jet engine. Other items on the list that might spark some interest for frequent readers in this forum: No. 4: Wal-Mart No. 36: LafferContinue Reading

A word of warning linked to the latest GOP wave

Republicans are justified in their excitement about big electoral wins — a wave — one month ago. But Henry Olsen of the Ethics and Public Policy Center urges caution as the GOP attempts to build on those victories. He explains why in an article for the latest print edition of National Review. The 2014 GOPContinue Reading

The importance of studying original historical documents

Original documents tell a much better story than textbooks, when it comes to understanding the key issues in American history. That’s the argument Roger Beckett of the Ashbrook Center made during a presentation today to the John Locke Foundation’s Shaftesbury Society. In the video clip below, Beckett offers some examples of critical debates illuminated byContinue Reading

The Founders and immigration

Seth Lipsky doesn’t necessarily disagree with President Obama’s idea of liberalizing American immigration policy. But Lipsky explains in a TIME magazine column why Obama is going about pursuing his goal in the wrong way. This is one of the reasons we seceded from Great Britain. King George III had been interfering with immigration to theContinue Reading

This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

UNC-Chapel Hill continues to deal with repercussions of a high-profile scandal involving phony classes designed to help keep athletes eligible for competition. Jane Shaw of the Pope Center for Higher Education Policy discusses fallout from that scandal during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Terry Stoops discusses the work of an Academic Standards ReviewContinue Reading

New Carolina Journal Online features

Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online on the 2014 election’s impact for county commissions across North Carolina. Jon Sanders’ Daily Journal cites a valuable lesson from John Adams about the importance of facts in political debates.

More from Hayward on Reagan

Those of you who enjoyed Steven Hayward‘s column on former President Ronald Reagan in today’s News & Observer might appreciate this transcript of a Carolina Journal Radio/ conversation with Hayward tied to the publication of the second volume of Hayward’s political biography of the 40th president. Kokai: Why does Reagan have so much of anContinue Reading