Category Archives: Politics

Spock is dead

In memory of Leonard Nimoy, we turn the clock back to 2002, when John Hood contrasted “Star Trek” and “Star Wars” politics. In the future world of Star Trek, money and capitalism are treated in a negative light. At several points in both the television series and the films, an addled Gene Roddenberry tried toContinue Reading

AAUP opposition to UNC poverty center closing is hypocritical

Both locally and nationally, there has been plenty of reaction, mostly from the left, to the UNC Board of Governors’ recommendation to close three academic centers. In particular, the American Association of University Professors has condemned the move to close Chapel Hill’s Center on Poverty, Work, and Community. But, as Jay Schalin points out in aContinue Reading

This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments next week in its second case targeting Obamacare. Katherine Restrepo analyzes the court case for the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. You’ll hear from a chief sponsor of the N.C. House’s proposed constitutional amendment on eminent domain, Rep. Chuck McGrady, R-Henderson, along with legal analysis of theContinue Reading

Stossel focuses on the Kochs

John Stossel‘s latest column at Human Events focuses on the high degree of antipathy directed toward Charles and David Koch. It is disgusting when big shots use their money to get handouts from government — ethanol subsidies, limits on sugar imports, loan guarantees for Boeing or special deals from Rahm Emanuel. That’s government helping well-connectedContinue Reading

Goldberg probes Hillary Clinton’s ‘identity crisis’

Jonah Goldberg‘s latest column posted at National Review Online focuses on the large-scale effort to mold Hillary Clinton into a successful presidential candidate. “Is Hillary Rodham Clinton a McDonald’s Big Mac or a Chipotle burrito bowl? A can of Bud or a bottle of Blue Moon? JCPenney or J. Crew?” That was the opening questionContinue Reading

Dispatches from the trail, February 25, 2015

• More polling data is out, this time by Elon University. The survey of 867 residents (including 773 registered voters) finds President Obama and Gov. Pat McCrory each with approval ratings of around 40 percent among voters. McCrory’s net approval rating is slightly positive, however, while Obama’s disapproval rating is pushing 50 percent. Obamacare remainsContinue Reading

National Review editor contends liberals are less patriotic

Responding to the recent hubbub over former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani’s statement questioning President Obama’s patriotism, National Review editor Rich Lowry points to data bolstering Giuliani’s original case. The reaction to Giuliani’s comment was so harsh in part because he referred to Obama’s upbringing. This was taken as a sign that — in theContinue Reading

Podhoretz takes a closer look at the man one heartbeat away from the presidency

You’ve likely seen the creepy video of Vice President Joe Biden planting his hands on the shoulders of the new defense secretary’s wife while whispering in her ear. As John Podhoretz explains for New York Post readers, that was just the start of Biden’s day of inappropriate behavior. In the afternoon, he spoke at theContinue Reading