The Latest

  • How to flex might on campus, if you’re a conservative

    An article carried on Yahoo! News today discusses conservatives on college campuses. Here are some facts from the article (emphasis added): US universities are often bastions of progressive Democrats Democrats don’t always have a stranglehold on campus “Conservative students are becoming less hesitant to speak out” “actively involved” conservatives…
    Jon Sanders, May 24, 2017, 143 words
  • National Review editor targets the Turks

    Rich Lowry‘s latest column at National Review Online calls for a tough American response to the Turkish government. The Turkish government is obviously familiar with the concept of “chutzpah,” if not necessarily the word. Ankara summoned the American ambassador to protest allegedly “aggressive and unprofessional actions” by the…
    Mitch Kokai, May 24, 2017, 233 words
  • A conservative critique of Trump’s approach to Islam

    Andrew McCarthy of National Review Online explains his concerns about Presdent Trump’s Saudi Arabian speech. There were certainly some positives in the president’s rhetoric. Trump did not cite American policy or “arrogance” as a contributory cause of jihadist savagery, as President Obama was wont to do. He was…
    Mitch Kokai, May 24, 2017, 212 words
  • Care About Criminal Justice Reform in North Carolina?

    Really interesting piece by our Mitch Kokai about North Carolina’s criminal code. It came across as an offhand comment, not designed to sway colleagues to vote one way or another. But Rep. Larry Yarborough, R-Person, uttered one sentence last week on the floor of the state House of Representatives…
    Donna Martinez, May 23, 2017, 139 words
  • Bad News for Patent Trolls

      This morning, the Supreme Court handed down a ruling in TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Group. Walter Olson calls it “a landmark win for defendants in patent litigation” and adds:  A unanimous Court (8-0, Thomas writing, Gorsuch not participating) rejected the broad reading of a venue statute…
    Jon Guze, May 23, 2017, 159 words
  • Sinking to New Lows

    From a report in the LA Times about Monday’s terrorist boming in Manchester in the UK: Ironically, the bomb appeared to have been detonated just around the corner from where the Irish Republican Army unleashed its biggest-ever bomb on the British mainland in 1996. Then, people were given 90…
    Jon Guze, May 23, 2017, 67 words
  • CJ editor, author highlights growth of N.C. distillery industry

    It’s attracted less attention than craft brewing, but North Carolina’s craft distillery business also has seen substantial growth in recent years. Carolina Journal Managing Editor John Trump details the impact of that growth in his new craft distillery guidebook, Still And Barrel. He highlighted key themes from the book during…
    Mitch Kokai, May 23, 2017, 59 words
  • Trump neutrality

    William Voegeli explores in a Federalist column some political observers’ unwillingness to accept a neutral approach to the new president. “Are you now, or have you ever been, a supporter of Donald J. Trump?” It would be ominous if witnesses in congressional hearings had to endure this type…
    Mitch Kokai, May 23, 2017, 223 words
  Load More Posts