Jon Sanders

Director of Regulatory Studies

Posts by Jon Sanders (page 176)

  • Fill in the blank

    A headline in the N&O (no peeking) this morning: NC legislators compete in ____-chugging contest Answers: A. Money B. Freedom C. Milk D. All of the above…
    Jon Sanders, July 8, 2009
  • The Honduras example

    A protest sign slams Venezuela, but it also reflects poorly on the United States. The Hondureños are warding off a budding leftist tyrant through their meticulous devotion to their constitution, which Mel Zelaya was openly flouting, and are persevering in the face of Chavez, Castro, Ortega and…
    Jon Sanders, July 8, 2009
  • Bev: The children want the biggest tax increase in state history

    That’s not a direct quote, but it’s a direct implication of her incredibly risible justification.
    Jon Sanders, July 7, 2009
  • Some facts on sex trafficking

    The following facts come from the Administration for Children and Families of the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services: Sex trafficking is a modern-day form of slavery in which a commercial sex act is induced by force, fraud, or coercion, or in which the person induced to…
    Jon Sanders, July 2, 2009
  • When statists get elected

    Cal Thomas writes today about Obama’s “Honduras predicament” — the predicament being Obama immediately meddled in what was decidedly not a “coup,” a meddling that had consequences for Hondureños, and he did so against the stark backdrop of his ballyhooed, world-renowned anti-meddling stance concerning the popular uprising in…
    Jon Sanders, July 2, 2009
  • Pro-Zelaya forces attack peaceful demonstration in San Pedro Sula

    My friend and former colleague Guillermo Peña (now at Instituto Veritas Honduras) is updating news from Honduras. Things took a violent turn today against a demonstration in which protestors were proclaiming “HONDURAS IS A COUNTRY OF PEACE, WE LOVE DEMOCRACY”: In San Pedro Sula, a peaceful demonstration was…
    Jon Sanders, June 30, 2009
  • Socialist solipsism and Honduras

    The AP reports breathlessly: “World tells Honduras to reinstate ousted president” Wow, the whole world did that? Man, the planet sure has been more active since Paul Krugman discovered “treason against the planet“! So who is this “world,” huh? Leaders from Hugo Chavez to Barack Obama called for…
    Jon Sanders, June 29, 2009
  • A quandary for the ‘Hate speech!’ crowd

    Who is the ‘hate criminal’ when a white openly gay guy uses the “f-slur” against a black man? Especially when the black man’s Hispanic underling punches the white openly gay guy for it? The situation is just a man-bites-dog mishmash of the societal injustices that hate-speech activists think…
    Jon Sanders, June 22, 2009