Category Archives: Media

From dozens to eight to two …

It apparently doesn’t take much to get a protest reported in North Carolina nowadays, so long as it’s leftist. May 27: “Nearly 20 protesters, described as ‘workers from McDonalds, Wendy’s and Bojangles and clergy members’ and dubbed the ‘Tillis 15,’ refused to leave [House Speaker Thom] Tillis’ office for nearly 11 hours.” (“Nearly 20″ becauseContinue Reading

And he called it … a ‘speak-o’

Jonathan “The Architect” Gruber has an explanation for, um, bizarrely and totally accidentally validating the entire premise of Halbig back in 2012 before those awful libertarians happened upon it. I honestly don’t remember why I said that. I was speaking off-the-cuff. It was just a mistake. People make mistakes. Congress made a mistake drafting theContinue Reading

‘Essentially a typo,’ R.I.P.

The initial self-serving lie — “The judges’ ruling rests on what is essentially a typo in the lengthy health care law” — about Halbig has been put to rest. Right, it had already been put to rest, but new revelations are throwing heaping shovelfuls of dirt on the grave. See Katherine Restrepo’s post today forContinue Reading

National Review writer defends Thomas the Tank Engine

Charles Cooke of National Review sets his sights on one of the silliest critiques of popular culture seen in these silly times. Those among us who were worried that we had finally reached Peak Nonsense were thrilled last week when a trailblazer named Tracy Van Slyke pioneered a newfangled extraction method and wrote up herContinue Reading

WRAL interviews mother of NCAE activist

Of the nearly 2,300 teacher assistants employed in Wake County, WRAL just happened to interview Wake teacher assistant Josette Beller, mother of NCAE activist and Wake County elementary school teacher Kristin Beller (pictured below).  Both work at Millbrook Magnet Elementary School. This is just another reason why it is difficult to take WRAL’s coverage ofContinue Reading

Halbig reaction — Left untethered by basic facts again

Looks like another disinformation campaign is underway in reaction to court ruling unfavorable to Obamacare. This one regards the Halbig ruling that Obamacare subsidies shall be distributed only to individual market exchange consumers living in states that have set up their own health insurance exchanges. As The News & Observer editorialized this morning, The judges’Continue Reading

NC legislature two steps ahead of the cursive “comeback”

According to Education Week, cursive is ready for a comeback.  The article offers an instructive anecdote. When an undergraduate in her university’s [University of Illinois] Rare Book and Manuscript Library asked for help with a manuscript she was reading, library director Valerie Hotchkiss assumed it was something difficult. An obscure Latin text, perhaps, or a letterContinue Reading

New Carolina Journal Online features

Michael Lowrey reports for Carolina Journal Online about a recent N.C. Court of Appeals opinion that blocks police officers from extending traffic stops indefinitely. Jon Ham’s Daily Journal questions journalists’ reliance on press releases.