Category Archives: Regulation

Williamson dismisses calls for ‘economic patriotism’

Kevin Williamson explains for National Review Online readers why he’s not buying into recent Democratic arguments about “economic patriotism.” Jack Lew, late of Citigroup and currently of the Obama administration, has issued a call for “economic patriotism.” This phrase, which is without meaningful intellectual content, is popular in Democratic circles these days. Ted Strickland, theContinue Reading

C-SPAN2 to showcase Staddon’s JLF speech again Sunday

If you have not yet seen C-SPAN2′s “Book TV” presentation of a recent John Locke Foundation luncheon speech from Duke professor John Staddon, you have another chance to watch Staddon this weekend. The encore presentation is scheduled for 3:30 a.m. Sunday.

New Carolina Journal Online features

Carolina Journal Online reports on a John Locke Foundation report that urges N.C. lawmakers to repeal their new tax on electronic cigarettes. Richard Dietz’s Daily Journal focuses on a Winston-Salem ordinance that exempts newspaper vendors from new restrictions on door-to-door sales.

The consequences of delaying Obamacare’s most unpopular provisions

Charles Blahous asks Weekly Standard readers to consider the consequences of major delays for some of the Affordable Care Act’s most important provisions. Imagine that it is 1937 and time for the first Social Security payroll taxes to be assessed on workers and their employers. Two years earlier, President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s new program wasContinue Reading

Will the N&O discontinue their use of plastic bags?

That is the question posed by Twitter user J. Wesley Fricks III. The photo posted on his Twitter feed (and below) speaks volumes. Curiously, neither the publisher nor the editors of the News & Observer have commented on their publication’s use of plastic bags.  Letters to the editor asking them to clarify their position, suchContinue Reading

C-SPAN2 to showcase Staddon’s JLF speech again Saturday

If you have not yet seen C-SPAN2′s “Book TV” presentation of a recent John Locke Foundation luncheon speech from Duke professor John Staddon, you have another chance to watch Staddon this weekend. The encore presentation is scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday.

Will we soon hear the refrain: ‘Obama lied, people died’?

You remember the “Bush lied, people died” line in connection with the Iraq War. That muddled formulation came to mind as I read Sarah Hurtubise‘s latest article for The Daily Caller. A Nevada woman taking part in a class-action lawsuit against Nevada’s Obamacare exchange contractor over coverage delays passed away Monday due to complications fromContinue Reading

New Carolina Journal Online features

Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online on a breakthrough in state budget negotiations. Roy Cordato’s Daily Journal explains that new federal rules limiting carbon dioxide emissions will do almost nothing to cool the earth.