Category Archives: Media

Hood’s latest National Review article profiles book from upcoming JLF speaker

You’ll have to wait until May 18 if you want to hear Charles C.W. Cooke discuss his new book, The Conservatarian Manifesto, for a John Locke Foundation audience. In the meantime, the National Review readers among you can read John Hood’s positive review of that book in the latest issue. To describe modern conservatism asContinue Reading

NC tops in snake bites

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Frank Capra’s America

In the latest issue of Hillsdale College’s Imprimis, political science professor John Marini explores the work of Frank Capra, the Sicilian immigrant who ended up becoming a quintessentially American filmmaker. Capra was often thought to be a populist. But Capra did not assume that a virtuous opinion existed in the people, or that the peopleContinue Reading

New Carolina Journal Online features

Barry Smith reports for Carolina Journal Online on the potential statewide impact of scheduling a November vote for transportation and infrastructure bonds. Jon Ham’s Daily Journal focuses on the importance of media outlets telling both sides of the story.

Geraghty tackles clueless reporting about GOP candidates

Jim Geraghty explores for National Review Online readers why mainstream media reporting on Republican presidential candidates tends to turn out so poorly. The cultural gap between those who vote in the Republican presidential primaries and those who cover the candidates in those primaries is now a chasm. One by one, the media covering the RepublicanContinue Reading

NC lawmakers don’t trust you…so they are making this product illegal

Why make something illegal?  Because it’s for your own good!  You will make the wrong decision!  I know better! All things we remember our parents saying when we wanted to do something they didn’t think was appropriate.  Ok, they are our parent’s and care about us….but the government?! Earlier this year, palcohol, a new powderedContinue Reading

Why no rolling heads at Rolling Stone, Goldberg asks

Jonah Goldberg‘s latest column posted at National Review Online explores Rolling Stone magazine’s muted response to the fiasco surrounding its bogus story about a mythical gang rape at a University of Virginia fraternity. Rolling Stone screwed up. In most media scandals, it’s unfair to paint with such a broad brush. When Stephen Glass concocted hisContinue Reading

When lower electricity rates are wonderful, you know they’re not talking about RPS mandates

Politicians and media cheered the passage into law of Senate Bill 305, which would allow the North Carolina Eastern Municipal Power Agency to sell its ownership in four power plants to Duke Energy Progress for $1.2 billion, reducing NCEMPA’s $1.7 billion debt to $480 million. The bill is expected to yield rate reductions for electricity consumers inContinue Reading