Category Archives: Politics

The most ridiculous “take your job and shove it” story yet

Courtesy of WRAL: Barbara Hawley taught school for 15 years before resigning two weeks ago from her job as a second-grade teacher at Pleasant Union Elementary School in northern Wake County.  She said years of eroding respect in her profession had finally worn her down. “It’s been a long and frustrating road,” Hawley said Friday.Continue Reading

Shaking down banks to fund left-wing groups

Alex Adrianson of the Heritage Foundation’s “Insider Online” blog documents a disturbing story associated with the U.S. Justice Department’s recent mortgage-fraud settlements with the nation’s big banks. So far, Left wing activist groups have netted $128 billion from so-called mortgage fraud settlements that the Department of Justice is negotiating with the big banks. Investor’s BusinessContinue Reading

Attention media: Do not do this

Next week, the N.C. Department of Public Instruction will release state test results for the 2013-14 school year.  Last year’s results cannot be compared to the 2012-13 scores because the N.C. State Board of Education moved from four achievement levels in 2012-13 to five achievement levels in 2013-14.  In both cases, a Level III scoreContinue Reading

Hayward ponders the future of leftist statism

Steven Hayward asks in the headline of a Powerline blog entry: “Is the Left Approaching a Kool-Aid Moment?” And he’s not just talking about the American political Left. We noted here the other day … the agony of the left over Obama’s miserable performance of late. But there are other signs that leftism is fallingContinue Reading

Hanson pans the president’s sense of history

Victor Davis Hanson‘s latest column at National Review Online takes aim at President Obama’s poor grasp of history. President Obama doesn’t know much about history. In his therapeutic 2009 Cairo speech, Obama outlined all sorts of Islamic intellectual and technological pedigrees, several of which were undeserved. He exaggerated Muslim contributions to printing and medicine, forContinue Reading

New Carolina Journal Online features

This week’s Carolina Journal Online Friday interview features a conversation with University of Missouri-Saint Louis economist David Rose about capitalism and fairness. John Hood’s Daily Journal distinguishes between North Carolina’s unaffiliated voters and swing voters.

Public employee unions as a subset of the Democratic Party

Michael Barone explores for Washington Examiner readers an interesting assessment of recent labor law changes in Wisconsin. Noam Scheiber makes a good case for the importance of the Wisconsin governor’s race at the New Republic. But the most interesting thing comes in what Scheiber, perhaps inadvertently, admits. Referring to the limitations on public employee unionContinue Reading

Heritage legal expert wonders why Obama administration favors secession

Hans von Spakovsky writes for the Daily Signal that an Obama administration proposal for Hawaii would authorize some residents to secede from the Union. In its latest assault on the U.S. Constitution, the Obama administration is proposing to recognize so-called “Native” Hawaiians as an Indian tribe entitled to separate and become an independent sovereign andContinue Reading