Jon Sanders

Director of Regulatory Studies

Posts by Jon Sanders (page 175)

  • Up to 11 roundabouts in a 2-mile stretch on Hillsborough Street?

    Hillsborough Street is a main artery into downtown Raleigh. It also goes past the North Carolina State campus. For years on campus the talk has been of finding something to do about the traffic on Hillsborough Street, but it has all boiled down essentially to wishing the problem away and…
    Jon Sanders, January 8, 2007
  • Quote of the day

    “My question for you is: Are you going to help make me president so I can do these things for you?” [John Edwards] said. “If you want my help, I need your help in the process.”…
    Jon Sanders, January 4, 2007
  • Now I understand. This is what a huge convention center can give Raleigh: a horrid “theme song”

    As my friend Randy would say, I weep. According to ABC 11 News, Raleigh's theme song "was written and performed by the staff at the Raleigh Convention Center who believed it was time the Capital City had its own theme song." Collectively, apparently, they conceived the following (lyrics courtesy of the N&O): Shine Raleigh shine We're a city on the rise No compromise We'll be taken as we grow Got an old town feel Technical appeal And everybody's mind will glow We'll be taken as we grow? Everybody's mind will ... glow?
    Jon Sanders, January 3, 2007
  • Politically expedient “rape” is more equal than real rape

    This post revisits one of my initial ones from last year concerning the now-dropped allegation of gang rape against Duke’s lacrosse team: [W]here have these demonstrators been? The last year for which there are data, 2004, there were 91 rapes reported in Durham — where was the…
    Jon Sanders, January 3, 2007
  • Nifong secures his place

    In the “Urban Dictionary” of slang, that is: Nifonged To be unjustly prosecuted by a politically motivated District Attorney … the railroading or harming of a person with no justifiable cause, except for one’s own gain. It is someone being taken advantage of unfairly by someone without scruples or…
    Jon Sanders, January 2, 2007
  • John of the Bland announces he’s going to announce

    Announcing he’s going to announce is to be expected from the man with the core conviction that he’s got a core conviction and whose “message of hope” was that he had a “message of hope.” As I wrote back then, is Edwards forever to be plagued by…
    Jon Sanders, December 27, 2006
  • Rape charges dropped

    Per WRAL, the good news: Durham County District Attorney Mike Nifong moved Friday to drop rape charges against three Duke University lacrosse players. Nifong filed paperwork to dismiss forcible rape charges against Reade Seligmann, 20, Collin Finnerty, 20, and David Evans, 23. The players were indicted last spring after…
    Jon Sanders, December 22, 2006
  • Bad diagnosis leads to the wrong medicine

    The News & Observer reports today that “Duke mobilizes to shield its image.” But have no fear, Duke race-baiting lefties and local race-baiting media, there’s still too much liberal white guilt in the old Gothic to prevent Duke from addressing the real problems. Instead: Dogged by months of damaging…
    Jon Sanders, December 22, 2006