Category Archives: Military

Walter Williams pans political correctness in war

Walter Williams‘ latest column posted at Human Events questions restrictive rules of engagement for American troops in the Middle East. War is nasty, brutal and costly. In our latest wars, many of the casualties suffered by American troops are a direct result of their having to obey rules of engagement created by politicians who haveContinue Reading

New Carolina Journal Online features

Don Carrington reports for Carolina Journal Online that a large-scale wind farm near Elizabeth City could disrupt a U.S. Defense Department radar station. Terry Stoops’ Daily Journal tackles some back-to-school myths and facts.

Gov. Pat McCrory signs law allowing for armed security at Guard offices

Gov. Pat McCrory has signed a bill that would allow certain members of the National Guard to carry weapons in public places, such as recruiting centers and armories. “We must fulfill our obligation to protect those who protect us,” McCrory said. “This law will give the National Guard the tools they need to keep themselves,Continue Reading

American relations with North Korea

Those of you who listened to the recent Carolina Journal Radio interview with North Korean refugee Cherie Yang might find some interest in Doug Bandow‘s latest column for the Washington Examiner. What makes the north such a challenge is that there is no obvious solution to any aspect of its malignant behavior. There isn’t muchContinue Reading

One key aspect of Reagan’s legacy

Martin Anderson dedicated a quarter century of his life to setting the historical record straight about Ronald Reagan’s accomplishments as president. It’s only fitting, then, that Anderson’s last book — released shortly after his death in January at age 78 — would continue that theme. Ronald Reagan: Decisions of Greatness offers plenty of interesting informationContinue Reading

Remembering those who secured our freedoms

If we think about much beyond fireworks and parades on July 4, we likely remember the date as the anniversary of the Declaration of Independence. Few dwell on the fact that the declaration, in and of itself, did nothing to secure American independence from the British crown. Jack Kelly’s book Band of Giants offers anContinue Reading

Department of Military Affairs creates increase cost for State Budget

When I looked into the creation of a new department after the Governor’s budget suggested it, I thought – how could they create a new department and not spend any more money? Well I was right, bureaucracy is continuing to grow and cost the taxpayers more money. In the House budget (page 120), they specificallyContinue Reading

New Carolina Journal Online features

Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online on a new state audit that reveals N.C. Medicaid management abuses, including $1.6 million in excessive pay, nepotism, lax oversight, and failure to follow state policy. Michael Lowrey’s Daily Journal examines the quirks in Air Force rules that led to a recommendation to deactivate the 440th Airlift WingContinue Reading