Jon Sanders

Director of Regulatory Studies

Posts by Jon Sanders (page 173)

  • The president needs protection from potholes?

    Not since the Swamp Rabbit Attack of 1979 has a president been so weirdly imperiled. According to The News & Observer: Expect brief delays between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. on likely routes from RDU. That would include Interstate 40, Wade Avenue, St. Mary’s and Peace…
    Jon Sanders, July 29, 2009
  • Terrorists in Johnston County?

    WRAL has more on the emerging story, plus a photo of the alleged ringleader: Incidentally, North Carolina is no stranger to Islamic terrorism (see page 10 of the pdf); among others, Khalid Shaikh Mohammed darkened the doors of N.C. academe.
    Jon Sanders, July 27, 2009
  • White House desperate to get distance from Obama’s Gates gaffe

    By now even Obama seems to know he should’ve been more presidential about the whole thing and shouldn’t have prejudged the white cop by the color of his skin and assumed racism. He started backtracking yesterday, and now reportedly the police are considering releases all the tapes of the…
    Jon Sanders, July 24, 2009
  • Obama’s Gates gaffe: an emblem of his healthcare approach

    In for an inch, in for a mile, the old saw goes. Politicians with no business experience deciding to run 15 percent of the economy is the mile. The inch, in this case, is Pres. Obama's jump to conclusions about the temporary arrest of Harvard black scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr., which he is hastily having to qualify. Why the scramble to save face? Because the facts are coming in. And it's not just the police report, in which the renowned scholar tells the officer, that he, um, will [respecfully request an audience] with your Mama outside [Officer]. Facts about the officer himself are coming to light:1, 2 CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The white police sergeant criticized by President Barack Obama for arresting black scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr. in his Massachusetts home is a police academy expert on understanding racial profiling. Cambridge Sgt. James Crowley has taught a class about racial profiling for five years at the Lowell Police Academy after being hand-picked for the job by former police Commissioner Ronny Watson, who is black, said Academy Director Thomas Fleming. There are sensible approaches to this controversy. No matter one's opinion on whether or not Gates deserved arrest, not immediately assuming racism seems a rational starting point.
    Jon Sanders, July 23, 2009
  • The Apparel of the Neutered

    Well, I suppose I should have expected … this. It follows logically from the voice of the neuter and a cultural elite that wishes to abolish manliness and raise men without chests — envisioning, it would seem, a nation of pansies whose favorite politicians tend…
    Jon Sanders, July 21, 2009
  • Community service for ‘Barrel Monster’ creator

    Seems justice has prevailed in the case of the Barrel Monster. A few interesting snippets: Even Hamlin Associates, the construction company from which Carnevale took the barrels, has become a fan and has asked the 21-year-old history major and part-time construction worker to create a replica of the…
    Jon Sanders, July 21, 2009
  • Federal ‘stimulus’ spending: It’s the cheesiest!

    Recovery.gov (one of those ironic statist names Orwell presciently mocked à la the Ministry of Truth and, even better, the Ministry of Plenty) here details how over $1.5 million’s worth of mozzarella cheese will Save America. Remember: we must “keep spending to avoid bankruptcy,” whether it’s on…
    Jon Sanders, July 20, 2009
  • I vaguely recall allegations of white-on-black sex crimes in Durham

    It seems there were some rather disturbing allegations just recently. But boy are things quiet at Duke and in the media. Why?…
    Jon Sanders, July 10, 2009