Category Archives: Media

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.

This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

After the recent high-profile U.S. Supreme Court decision in the Hobby Lobby case, the federal Affordable Care Act still faces a number of other legal challenges. Katherine Restrepo discusses the road ahead for Obamacare during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Jon Ham discusses the mainstream media’s increased reliance on press releases and decreasedContinue Reading

National Review’s Williamson examines the facts of a recent PolitiFact report

Kevin Williamson analyzes for National Review Online a recent report from PolitiFact that paints a poor picture of Fox News’ dedication to truthful statements. PolitiFact’s kindergarten-level methodology here is to take the total number of statements it evaluates, tally up the “mostly false,” “false,” and “pants on fire” ratings, and then do a little division.Continue Reading

Washington Post: Democrats’ rhetoric on Hobby Lobby ‘untethered from the basic facts’

Such is not news to Locker Room readers. Washington Post quotes the following Democrats saying things that are ridiculously wrong about the Hobby Lobby ruling: House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (Fla.), Democratic National Committee chair, Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), Sen. Mark Udall (D-Colo.), Sen.Continue Reading

Democrats won’t benefit from leftist fads among young voters this year

It’s a bit of a bittersweet realization that my generation is poised to aid the Republicans in this year’s mid-term elections, albeit nonchalantly. Per John McCormick’s Bloomberg article from April, young voter apathy may critically endanger the Democrats’ chances at keeping the Senate this year. The article mentions that less than one-fourth of young adultContinue Reading