Harry Painter


Posts by Harry Painter (page 3)

  • UNC’s The Hunting Ground rape activists continue the big data lie

    Leftwing talk show host Bill Maher invited UNC anti-rape activists Andrea Pino and Annie Clark to his program last Friday. The two were central in getting UNC to reconsider its Title IX complaint response policies, though UNC didn’t resist very hard. They also started a group called End…
    Harry Painter, March 16, 2015
  • AAUP opposition to UNC poverty center closing is hypocritical

    Both locally and nationally, there has been plenty of reaction, mostly from the left, to the UNC Board of Governors’ recommendation to close three academic centers. In particular, the American Association of University Professors has condemned the move to close Chapel Hill’s Center on Poverty, Work, and Community. But,…
    Harry Painter, February 27, 2015
  • Gene Nichol and the Huffington Post have uncovered our evil scheme

    Huffington “Hit Piece” Post has it out for the “Tea Party Legislature” and us sinister conservative think tanks that pull their strings. Yes, yes, our dastardly grand plan is coming together smoothly. First, Art “Dr. Evil” Pope bankrolled the evil Republicans with his evil right-wing money from the “Koch-allied…
    Harry Painter, February 13, 2015
  • Why is Jack White bullying student reporters?

    After rock star Jack White (The White Stripes, Raconteurs, The Dead Weather) played a show at Oklahoma University, his booking agency reportedly threw a fit and threatened never to play the campus again. The agency now claims it never said that, but what is sure is that Jack…
    Harry Painter, February 10, 2015
  • In China, they have to force their universities to promote socialism

    China’s education minister is banning textbooks “promoting Western values” or criticizing the Communist Party of China (CCP). He was quoted in a Chinese newspaper as forbidding “remarks that slander the leadership” of the CCP or “smear socialism.” My first reaction is to wonder what effect this will have on…
    Harry Painter, January 30, 2015
  • Eminent domain bill won’t prevent a state version of Kelo

    Barry Smith writes at the Carolina Journal that Rep. Chuck McGrady has proposed an amendment to the N.C. State Constitution barring the government from taking private property except where there is a “public use,” which is the traditional standard enshrined in the federal constitution. The amendment would also require…
    Harry Painter, January 20, 2015
  • #FreeCommunityCollege

    The Obama administration is proposing “free” community college for a students’ first two years. Of course, like all of his best ideas, this one will require a great amount of cooperation from the states, which will be expected to fund 25 percent of the subsidy. North Carolina,…
    Harry Painter, January 9, 2015
  • It’s now “reasonable” for police to be ignorant of the law

    The “castle doctrine” has long since been abolished, the NSA spies on whomever it wants wherever and whenever (especially thanks to the PATRIOT Act), and decades of poor Supreme Court decisions have slowly eroded on the constitutional right against unreasonable searches and seizures. Today, Reason alerts us to the…
    Harry Painter, December 15, 2014