Category Archives: History

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

The enduring power of chess

People have been playing chess around the world for hundreds of years. Why? Alex Adrianson of the Heritage Foundation’s “Insider Online” blog highlights some interesting observations on the topic. Have you ever thought about why the game of chess has been around for millennia? Why it has roots in numerous cultures? Why it transcends languageContinue Reading

Commentary cover story examines Reagan’s legacy

Poking a bit of fun at those Republican politicians and pundits who invoke Ronald Reagan’s name in support of almost any cause imaginable, the latest Commentary magazine cover story carries the headline “If Ronald Reagan Were Alive Today, He Would Be 103 Years Old.” Authors Henry Olsen and Peter Wehner set out to remind usContinue Reading

In case you missed it …

Tuesday marked 310 years since John Locke left this world.

Fifty years later, ‘The Speech’ still resonates

Lee Edwards of the Heritage Foundation tells National Review Online readers why he believes American conservatives need another “Great Communicator.” As Republican presidential hopefuls consider what to say and how to say it leading up to the 2016 election, they would do well to examine the speech that transformed Ronald Reagan into a national politicalContinue Reading