Category Archives: Media

N.C. Appeals Court allows libel suit against N&O to move forward

A unanimous three-judge panel of the N.C. Court of Appeals has ruled that an SBI forensic firearms examiner can proceed with her libel suit against the News & Observer and reporter Mandy Locke in connection with 2010 newspaper coverage. Among other opinions released this morning: A unanimous three-judge panel dismissed as moot an appeal arisingContinue Reading

New Carolina Journal Online features

This week’s Carolina Journal Online Friday interview features Donna Martinez’s conversation with George Leef about alternatives to the four-year college plan, including a fellowship funded by a successful entrepreneur. Jon Ham’s Daily Journal highlights a recent N.C. case of intentionally harmful news writing designed to score political points.

Carolina economy is like Krugtron kryptonite

It hasn’t been two full years since New York Times bully and quietly disgraced about-to-be-former Princeton professor “Krugtron the Invincible” declared forcefully that North Carolina’s unemployment insurance reform was “a case of meanspiritedness converging with bad economic analysis.” Counter to more mainstream economic analysis such as by Paul Krugman, whose Macroeconomics textbook with Robin Wells wroteContinue Reading

Another tilted media exposé of the Pope Center

The Chronicle of Higher Education has a new, subscription-only, article about the influence of the Pope Foundation and the Pope Center on North Carolina’s colleges, particularly through the legislature. As with all such articles, the crux is centered around our connection with former budget director and rich guy Art Pope. People interviewed in the piece include bloggerContinue Reading

National Review editor considers latest Charlie Hebdo hubbub

Rich Lowry‘s latest column at National Review Online documents a disturbing reaction to plans for honoring the dead editors of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo. If there is any group of people on the planet that should feel solidarity with the slain editors of the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, it is writers. Appropriately enough,Continue Reading

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