Category Archives: History

If you want to replace Alexander Hamilton on the $10 bill …

Chris Edwards of the Cato Institute’s DownsizingGovernment.org offers an alternative to the current debate over the future of the face on the $10 bill. Battles over federal government debt go back to the beginning of our nation, as I discuss in recent testimony to the House Budget Committee. On one side in the 1790s wereContinue Reading

Stocks and the U.S. presidency

Ken Fisher of Forbes investigates the history of the stock market and presidential election outcomes. I’ve turned up a 155-year indicator that suggests Hillary Clinton will not be elected next year–and offers some interesting perspective as to the market direction in 2016 and 2017. An old, little-known truth: Overwhelmingly, when Republicans are elected President, stocksContinue Reading

New Carolina Journal Online features

Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online on the tech giants that want North Carolina to keep renewable energy subsidies flowing. The Daily Journal focuses on a book that profiles the ordinary and extraordinary men who helped secure American independence.

Conservative heroes who have helped shape America

Ask a political conservative to list his heroes, and you’ll likely hear the names Thomas Jefferson, William F. Buckley, and Ronald Reagan. You’re less likely to hear Nathaniel Macon, Josiah Bailey, or John W. Davis. But those names might crop up on a few more lists of important American conservatives, now that Raleigh finance executiveContinue Reading

JLF’s commemoration of Magna Carta’s 800th anniversary

Eight hundred years old this month, England’s great charter, or Magna Carta, played a critical role in the development of the traditions that paved the way for the American constitutional system. The John Locke Foundation commemorated Magna Carta’s 800th anniversary with lectures and a panel discussion Thursday at the Campbell University law school. The clipContinue Reading

Barron’s editorial page editor probes Greece’s ongoing problems

Thomas Donlan of Barron’s explains why recent positive changes from the Greek government do not solve its lingering problems. Despite appearances, Greece is not having a fiscal crisis. The Greek government has proved it can balance its current budget. Income from taxes from January to May pretty much equaled spending on pensions, rail subsidies, governmentContinue Reading

This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

As North Carolina’s state budget debate enters the negotiation stage, Becki Gray focuses on the Senate’s budget recommendations during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Charles C.W. Cooke of National Review discusses his recommendations for a closer alignment between conservative and libertarian political ideas, as spelled out in his new book, The Conservatarian Manifesto.Continue Reading

Stossel places the $10 bill debate in context

John Stossel‘s latest column at Human Events focuses on the decision to replace Alexander Hamilton on the $10 bill. Before the talk of replacing Hamilton, the movement to put a woman on U.S. currency targeted the $20 bill. That would be a better choice. Andrew Jackson was a violent man who ignored a Supreme CourtContinue Reading