Category Archives: Politics

Americans don’t trust the federal government, but they want it to spend more on student aid

In a Quinnipiac University poll released Monday, 71 percent of respondents said they were dissatisfied with the direction of the country; 41 percent responded “very dissatisfied.” Furthermore, 76 percent of respondents were either angry or dissatisfied with the federal government specifically. Just 2 percent responded that they were “enthusiastic” about the federal government; 2 percentContinue Reading






Barone sees potential change in partisan alignment

Michael Barone‘s latest column for the Washington Examiner delves into the prospects for a partisan realignment in 2016. There’s no question that the partisan divisions have shifted little in recent years. Consider the almost precisely identical popular vote percentages for Barack Obama in 2012 (51.01 percent) and those when you combine the 2000 vote forContinue Reading






National Review column focuses on N.C. voting law case

J. Christian Adams and Hans von Spakovsky devote a National Review Online column to the recent challenge of North Carolina’s voting law. The recently concluded federal trial over North Carolina’s election rules proved one thing beyond a reasonable doubt: The Obama administration and its partisan, big-money, racial-interest-group allies will stop at nothing to win elections.Continue Reading






NC teachers being voluntarily exploited by Gene Nichol

The thing to remember about Gene Nichol’s latest News & Observer op-ed, “NC teachers being voluntarily exploited,” is that it is simply the latest in a sustained narrative designed to embarrass and discredit legislative leaders and Governor McCrory.  Where in his op-ed does he offer anything that may be construed as a policy recommendation?  Indeed,Continue Reading






Coming soon … Catalyst: Jim Martin and the Rise of North Carolina Republicans

We’re little more than one month away from the Oct. 6 release of John Locke Foundation Chairman John Hood’s new biography of North Carolina’s only two-term Republican governor of the 20th century.






Barron’s editorial page editor reminds us about the key flaw in China’s economy

Thomas Donlan‘s latest editorial commentary for Barron’s focuses on the key issue holding back China’s long-term economic health. Worldly wise investors and sophisticated geopoliticians sometimes forget that Chinese markets reflect the power of the country’s government more than its economy. The price of stocks in state-owned and state-funded corporations has too little to do withContinue Reading






Goldberg searches for the right and wrong sides of history

Jonah Goldberg continues his campaign against the tyranny of cliches.






Hanson ponders the future of affirmative action

Victor Davis Hanson‘s latest column at National Review Online examines the potential impact of recent social developments on the future of affirmative action. For a half-century, the engine of diversity preference and affirmative action has been fueled by physically identifiable racial identity — one-drop rules just as reactionary and exclusionary as those of the OldContinue Reading