Category Archives: Politics

Who’s really interested in talking about impeachment?

Jonah Goldberg‘s latest column challenges the notion that Republicans are more interested than Democrats in talking about presidential impeachment. Far more than Republicans, Democrats love talking about impeachment. Not just Pelosi and the DCCC, but White House spokesman Josh Earnest, Obama adviser Dan Pfeiffer, and first lady Michelle Obama all chummed the waters with theContinue Reading

NCAE doubles down

Courtesy of the North Carolina Association of Educators (NCAE) Facebook page:

WaPo columnist says lack of competence drags Obama, Dems down

Chris Cillizza of the Washington Post, not known for its rabid right-wing rambling, discusses a key factor that’s hurting the Obama administration and its Democratic allies. You can understand President Obama’s current political problems — and how those problems could make things very tough for his party in this fall’s midterm election — in aContinue Reading

Williamson laments the woes inflicted by big government

Kevin Williamson of National Review Online turns his attention to the problems big government creates for the “little guy.” On the one hand, we have the small-town entrepreneur yearning for sidewalks and streetlights; on the other, we have dodgy “Five Aces” federal contracts and Al Gore’s federally enabled greenmongering. Between those two points there existsContinue Reading

Let the griping begin!

The NCAE and its members are not happy about the largest teacher pay raise in state history. Surprised?  I’m not. Courtesy of the North Carolina Association of Educators Facebook page:  

The jaw-dropping growth of homeschooling in N.C.

Earlier this month, I reported that the estimated number of homeschoolers hit an all-time high of 98,172 students during the 2013-14 school year. The N.C. Division of Non-Public Education published the disaggregated data this week, so I examined estimated homeschool enrollment, by county, over the last five years.  We know that the total number ofContinue Reading

Weekly Standard’s Hayes probes a presidential pronouncement

Stephen Hayes of the Weekly Standard puts a recent presidential speech under the microscope. Moments of clarity often come when you least expect them. In a speech to contributors last week in Seattle, Barack Obama made the case that his presidency has made America better. In most respects, it was precisely the kind of politicalContinue Reading

A more effective alternative to an impeachment vote

Byron York offers Washington Examiner readers and Republican members of the U.S. House a proposal to address concerns about presidential overreach. York doesn’t invoke the “I” word. Impeachment would, of course, fail. Even if House Republicans gathered the 218 votes required to bring articles of impeachment — a far-fetched scenario — conviction in the SenateContinue Reading