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Constitutional Amendment on the ballot this November for NC

While all of this budget madness has been and will continue to be the primary story coming out of the General Assembly, it is worth nothing that North Carolinians will have a constitutional amendment to vote on this November: Senate bill 399. The specific section of the North Carolina Constitution that is in question isContinue Reading

Walter Williams: blacks do not need government “help”

In his latest column, George Mason University economics professor Walter Williams argues that blacks do not need any “help” from the government in order to succeed. In that, Williams follows in the footsteps of Frederick Douglass, who famously replied to the question “What should we do with the Negro?” “Do nothing with us!” There isContinue Reading

Farewell to KC Johnson’s great Durham-in-Wonderland blog

Brooklyn College history professor KC Johnson took an interest in the Duke lacrosse case in 2006, following the revolting Group of 88 campaign of sentence first, trial afterwards. He began a superb blog entitled Durham-in-Wonderland in which he dug for the truth and exposed a great many calumnies and deceptions surrounding the case. Finally, heContinue Reading

Britain and World War I — War really is the health of the state

Today’s Freeman piece makes that point crystal clear. Before the war, British citizens had little contact with the government, but after the war, there was little in British society that was no longer affected by government. Statists are always looking for reasons to expand their control over people’s lives. War provides them with a hostContinue Reading

Throwing down the gauntlet to white liberals and black “leaders”

Jason Riley, a writer for the Wall Street Journal, as recently published a new book entitled Please Stop HelpingUs: How Liberals Make it Harder for Blacks to Succeed. I write about the book in this Forbes piece. Riley makes a strong case that most everything that liberals do to help blacks (and other minorities) actuallyContinue Reading

Tony Abbott in 2016

Common Core Gone. Where now?

With budget negotiations still up in the air and many bills still in a last minute flurry, not much actually got done this week at the General Assembly. EXCEPT the passage of the Common Core bill, that removes Common Core from NC statutes and establishes a commission that will find the best highest standards inContinue Reading

It was never any of the government’s business

Housing, that is. Unfortunately, the feds have been meddling in the housing market for decades, starting under that non-laissez faire president, Herbert Hoover. In this piece, Hester Peirce of the Mercatus Institute makes the case for the feds getting completely out. The Constitution gives no authority to any branch of the federal government to doContinue Reading