Category Archives: Media

New Carolina Journal Online features

This week’s Carolina Journal Online Friday interview features Donna Martinez’s conversation with Jane Shaw of the Pope Center for Higher Education Policy about potential reforms within the UNC system. Jon Ham’s Daily Journal laments news media’s decisions to ignore important news.

You might be a ‘progressive’ if …

… you grasp onto a non-peer-reviewed study that puts forth the idea that hotter days are bad for the economy, then argues on the enthymematically flimsy basis of “if the world continues on its current path of greenhouse gas emissions [Premise A1], even warmer temperatures later this century will squeeze the U.S. economy by tensContinue Reading

N&O: Reductio ad Kocham again

“Apparently in the Monopoly game of liberal argumentation, invoking the name of Koch (or, for that matter, Pope) is treated like drawing a Get Out of Fail Free card.” — written here 11/20/13 and quoted here 11/26/13 My colleagues Terry Stoops and Rick Henderson have already pretty well dispatched the exceptional silliness in the articleContinue Reading

Commentary analyzes the media’s latest electoral loss

Matthew Continetti‘s latest “Mediacracy” column for Commentary focuses on the mainstream media’s skewed reporting of 2014 elections. [W]hile the polls might have misjudged Democratic numbers as recently as 2012, the polls in the 2014 election, like those in 1994 and 2002, misjudged the GOP. “This evidence suggests,” wrote Silver, “that polling bias has been largelyContinue Reading

Again, NC didn’t start offering film incentives till 2005

You can almost count upon op-eds and editorials written in favor of keeping North Carolina’s film incentives to cite popular, well-known North Carolina productions such as “Bull Durham” (1988), “Dirty Dancing” (1987), “Last of the Mohicans” (1992), “Dawson’s Creek” (1998-2003), etc. in making their case. Even though those examples preceded the incentives by years, evenContinue Reading

New Carolina Journal Online features

This week’s Carolina Journal Online Friday interview features a conversation with Robert Shibley of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education about threats to free speech on college campuses. Jon Ham’s Daily Journal explains why the media should welcome opportunities to hold politicians accountable for their actions.

He doesn’t panic for UNC

UNC-Chapel Hill Sinecure Occupant Gene “When I call it breathtaking stupidity and a moral failing to keep poor kids in a bad education environment, I don’t mean give them any choice in schools or worse a Hope Scholarship” Nichol has grasped the election results in North Carolina. He realizes how bad it was for theContinue Reading

WUNC asks for your favorite NC film; only 1 of 17 received incentives

First off, WUNC’s poll has nothing to do with film incentives that I can tell. I just find it interesting that 14 of the 17 “North Carolina movies” WUNC identified were made before the state got involved in the race to the bottom of offering tax incentives to film production companies. Two others were madeContinue Reading