Jon Sanders

Director of Regulatory Studies

Posts by Jon Sanders (page 177)

  • ‘Our abortion was a love story’: Women’s studies director

    From Mike Adams’ column today: … A few days later at the breakfast table, both Alison and [her husband] Walter wrote a letter. Then, they went and sat on a riverbank. Alison read her letter aloud. “Dear potential person,” she said, “Thank you so much for coming along.” She…
    Jon Sanders, January 23, 2008
  • More race and gender nonsense

    Remember when elections were about ideas, as opposed to today, when elections are supposedly about the most superficial characteristics of a person? This is what passes for election analysis at CNN: For these women, a unique, and most unexpected dilemma, presents itself: Should they vote their race, or…
    Jon Sanders, January 21, 2008
  • Don’t believe it

    There is no truth to the rumor that Hillary Clinton e-mailed supporters a wish for a “Happy LBJ Day, from the City of Hartley, District of Ferdinand.” Even if such an e-mail existed, it would no doubt have been composed by a campaign fundraiser, press secretary or…
    Jon Sanders, January 21, 2008
  • Huh?

    The war between the Democrats’ Tweedledee and Tweedledum is getting so confusing, reporters are getting all mimsy in the borogoves. For example, this AP story: Clinton knocks Obama plan she’d consider By NEDRA PICKLER, Associated Press Writer HENDERSON, Nev. – Hillary Rodham Clinton is accusing rival Barack Obama…
    Jon Sanders, January 16, 2008
  • Wal-Mart not coming to SE Raleigh (don’t tell Edwards et al. that folks are upset)

    The news per WRAL: Wal-Mart is making some rollbacks. [Sound effect for reporter’s li’l joke.] The company planned to open 270 new stores nationwide this year. To strengthen sales and better their existing locations, Wal-Mart decided to cut back to 140 new stores. The southeast Raleigh location did…
    Jon Sanders, January 16, 2008
  • More comedy from Democrats trying to navigate the Straits of PC Gibberish

    I wrote last month that Of the Democrat frontrunners, Obama holds the race card, Clinton the gender card, while John Edwards is left trying to play a class card. Supporters of each are struggling against the new reality that the favored old disqualification tack doesn’t work, since they’re all…
    Jon Sanders, January 14, 2008
  • Clinton: “No woman is illegal”

    Read this article if you are in dire need of an emetic; I have no doubt it will work. (Note: The preceding claim has not been reviewed by the Food and Drug Administration.) If you have managed “I feel so strongly that if we don’t take care of…
    Jon Sanders, January 11, 2008
  • Like nothing ever happened

    There has been nearly a full week's worth of issues of The Daily Tar Heel, UNC-Chapel Hill's student newspaper, since the spring semester started. But still there is no word about the allegations that over the break three UNC-CH students who were robbed and sexually assaulted at knifepoint.1 In fact, the only mention in DTH archives of one of the accused, Michael Troy Lewis, is a "Police Log" entry from 2006 which mentions his arrest for attempting to sell ecstasy and resisting arrest. A cynic would have good reason by now to suspect campus activism in the Triangle over sexual assault is based in the same old tawdry leftist politics of race, gender, class, ad nauseam. A gay man is beaten on Franklin Street, and that leads to loud protests and demand for new laws, but other violent assaults on Franklin Street (even shootings) never register any protests, and worse, a woman is raped on Franklin Street just days later and not one compassionate activist says a word. A group of white athletes in Durham is accused of sexually assaulting a black stripper, and the whole world knows about it (a notorious hoax, it turns out), but 39 other reported rapes in Durham occurred during the first half of that year2 without mention. A group of white athletes3 in Chapel Hill alleges they were sexually assaulted by two black women with a black male accomplice, and even the campus newspaper doesn't find it worthy of mention.
    Jon Sanders, January 11, 2008