Category Archives: Politics

WSJ’s Henninger asks: Who’s the real stupid party?

Daniel Henninger of the Wall Street Journal devotes a “Wonder Land” column to a reconsideration of an old political insult. A constant of political life has been that there is only one “stupid party” in America—the Republican Party. Then one day you get out of bed, look out the window and what do you see?Continue Reading

GAO: State and local government budgets in trouble

According to a new U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) report, state and local governments are going to have a tough time making ends meet.  GAO researchers wrote, One way of measuring the long-term fiscal challenges faced by the state and local government sector is through a measure known as the “fiscal gap.” The fiscal gapContinue Reading

Goldberg thinks Gruber should have been TIME’s ‘person of the year’

Jonah Goldberg explains to readers of his latest column at National Review Online why he believes TIME magazine erred in the selection of its latest “person of the year.” Jonathan Gruber should have been Time’s Person of the Year. The magazine gave it to the “Ebola Fighters” instead. Good for them; they’re doing God’s work.Continue Reading

Dispatches from the trail, December 17, 2014

• The feelgood story of the holiday season: Well-known North Carolina political brothers Dallas Woodhouse (conservative Republican consultant, formerly of Americans for Prosperity) and Brad Woodhouse (Democratic activist and former national party communications director) appeared Tuesday on C-SPAN to discuss a new documentary about their polarized politics … and mom calls in. Joy Woodhouse’s callContinue Reading

Opening up corrupt, fraud-ridden programs to more abuse

Byron York explains in a column posted at Human Events why the president’s recent executive action on immigration opens the door for more abuse of programs that already face plenty of problems. President Obama’s unilateral executive action on immigration will make hundreds of thousands, perhaps more than a million, illegal immigrants eligible for federal transferContinue Reading

National Review editor ponders protesters’ targets

Rich Lowry offers National Review Online readers an interesting assessment of recent anti-police protests across the United States. Anti-police protesters have found their enemy, and it is commuters and shoppers. The protest movement that has sprung up in the wake of grand-jury decisions not to indict police officers in the Michael Brown and Eric GarnerContinue Reading

Hanson’s epitaph for ‘hope and change’

Victor Davis Hanson‘s latest column for National Review Online examines the decline and fall of “hope and change.” Obama ran on his iconic status as the would-be first black president. For the most part, he hid his spread-the-wealth agenda. A plumber did better than establishment journalists at prying out a smidgen of Obama’s worldview. TheContinue Reading

New Carolina Journal Online features

Barry Smith reports for Carolina Journal Online that new metrics — not any perceived problem — caused a recent drop in the rank of North Carolina’s creditworthiness. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains how this year’s voting data contradict claims of voter “suppression.”