Jon Sanders

Director of Regulatory Studies

Posts by Jon Sanders (page 165)

  • UNC football scandal: Under New Management

    Update, 2 p.m.: UNC Athletics Director Dick Baddour has announced that he will resign when his contract expires in June 2012. When an event such as UNC football coach Butch Davis’ firing happens as unexpectedly as it did, questions are sure to be asked and speculation will run…
    Jon Sanders, July 28, 2011
  • And one day the Surgeon General will warn of secondhand flag observation…

    Just when you thought you’d read the stupidest study that bored university researchers avoiding classroom duties ever concocted, another academic year dawns. So now we get this: Just a brief exposure to an image of the American flag shifts voters, even Democrats, to Republican beliefs,…
    Jon Sanders, July 21, 2011
  • UNC’s tawdry notion of honor withers under public scrutiny

    Since last year I have been questioning UNC’s commitment to its own honor as opposed to success on the gridiron. I have asked why “the school’s constellation of honorables [haven’t spoken] out” — except for Bill Friday, whose comment “It’s been a difficult time but…
    Jon Sanders, July 19, 2011
  • Dr. Bernanke: The patient is still sick! APPLY MORE LEECHES!

    Just when you thought we’d reached the Pauline Minimum with respect to elite thinking on the U.S. economy, Fed Reserve head choreographer of cliff diving Ben Bernanke speaks again: Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said Wednesday that the central bank is prepared to provide additional stimulus if the…
    Jon Sanders, July 13, 2011
  • To that, Pres. Obama says, “YES, WE CAN!”

    Sen. Barack Obama, campaigning for president in La Crosse, Wisc., Oct. 1, 2008: We can’t run up a credit card, have a party and leave our children pay the bill. It is time to put an end to the runaway spending and the record deficits. It’s not how you…
    Jon Sanders, July 11, 2011
  • Re: Stimulus destroys

    My latest column builds on my Locker Room post from Friday. An excerpt: It is now mid-July 2011. The latest jobs report is now out, and unemployment is not around 6.6 percent as Obama’s economists predicted. Instead it is…
    Jon Sanders, July 11, 2011
  • UNC’s pimped-out honor

    Last year I wrote that “The mockery of the academics and ‘Honor’ of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is now nearly complete.” That was in response to the case of Kendric Burney, a senior at UNC who went before the Honor Court seeking permission to add…
    Jon Sanders, July 8, 2011
  • Stimulus destroys more jobs than it creates, II

    Remember this? It’s from the incoming Obama administration’s report warning of terrible unemployment in the United States for years if his stimulus plan isn’t passed. As you can see, if it’s not passed, then gosh, unemployment will hit 9.0% and stay there till the third quarter of 2010.
    Jon Sanders, July 8, 2011