Jon Sanders

Director of Regulatory Studies

Posts by Jon Sanders (page 174)

  • Buffy the Marxist Twaddle Slinger?

    WRAL has an article which they, at least, have the good sense to classify under “Strange News“: A professor at Ursinus College in suburban Philadelphia thinks “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” is worthy of serious academic study. The TV show went off the air in 2003, but Professor Lynne Edwards…
    Jon Sanders, May 19, 2008
  • Raleigh: Penultimate worst for congestion

    Per Forbes, Raleigh is the nation’s 2nd worst small city in terms of traffic congestion. The good news? Some common sense — although something which Raleigh has been lacking of late — would suffice to solve the problem: “In the Charlotte region, 43 percent of available dollars are…
    Jon Sanders, May 19, 2008
  • Edwards said to want “a focus on poverty” from Obama

    This story is via Ed Cone. Judging from John Edwards’ habitual approach to the issue, he wants only for Obama to make a show for the cameras of “caring” about poverty, nothing more. After all, the man has a revealed preference for empty talk…
    Jon Sanders, May 19, 2008
  • Betts: They can’t make it stop

    Charlotte Observer veteran Jack Betts bemoans the same ugly problem I have decried. Betts writes that appeals with racial overtones have long been a part of Tar Heel politics. The Democrats majored in it long before the Republicans, developing it into an ugly art form at the end…
    Jon Sanders, May 13, 2008
  • SNL: Don’t make it stop

    Overt racial and gender-based appeals in the Democrat primary are the stuff Saturday Night Live spoofs are made of. In this one, Sen. Hillary Clinton makes her appeal to superdelegates; it includes the following quotation: In fact, once Sen. Obama is out of the picture, I look forward…
    Jon Sanders, May 11, 2008
  • No, really, make it stop

    Since I last posted my plea for Democrats to cease and desist their overt appeals to racism and sexism in the presidential primary (which, I said back then, had already gotten beyond parody, although I still try), things have gotten decidedly worse. On the Drudge Report right now, one can see how bad it's getting (a screenshot):
    Jon Sanders, May 8, 2008
  • It must be Bad Idea Thursday

    The News & Observer is replete with reports of exceedingly bad ideas affecting Raleigh and Wake County today: Preventing hospitals from building satellite campuses in Raleigh, Cary, Holly Springs and Garner Increasing water rates now that the drought's over but the restrictions are still in place, because water usage and therefore water revenue is down Seeking to double Raleigh's impact fees A breakdown of each issue after the break:
    Jon Sanders, May 8, 2008
  • Yes! We’re sexist!

    On May 6, North Carolina answered the question of our time: Are you (Democrat voters) racist or sexist? Now we know! Although no doubt there will be plenty, especially in the various grievance industries, who will angrily stamp their feet and insist that…
    Jon Sanders, May 7, 2008