Jon Sanders

Director of Regulatory Studies

Posts by Jon Sanders (page 178)

  • 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
  • Could life imitate “Brewster’s Millions”?

    Per David Freddoso at National Review online, there’s a campaign among Democrat primary voters in Michigan to get support for an “uncommitted” vote. Clinton is the only major Democrat primary candidate on the ballot in Michigan, and Edwards and Obama supporters (hot link added) hope Clinton finishes second to…
    Jon Sanders, January 8, 2008
  • Seriously, where are the pot-bangers?

    They were loud and visible when white and presumed wealthy Duke athletes were alleged to have sexually assaulted a poor black woman. It was even said that the allegation represented the perfect storm of race, sex, and gender. Rich white athletic male privilege was denounced, as was the culture at…
    Jon Sanders, January 4, 2008
  • A problem at NC State

    This article from NC State’s Technician strikes me as funny in a human-comedy vein: Following the North Carolina General Assembly legislation to prohibit smoking in all state buildings, the smoking regulation policy for University Facilities states, as of Jan. 1, smokers must be at least 25 feet away from…
    Jon Sanders, January 3, 2008
  • Triangle home to 3 of the 15 most valuable college basketball programs

    Per Forbes: Highway I-40, known as Tobacco Road, connects the universities of North Carolina, Duke and North Carolina State. These schools sit within a 25 mile radius of each other in a region where college basketball is religion. The passion that their students, alumni and sponsors have for college…
    Jon Sanders, January 3, 2008
  • A Christmas tradition of the Left

    Every year some rent-seeking activist tries to pervert the Nativity story to his own political ends, and every year the attempted analogy fails ignominiously. Here’s this year’s version, which is sillier than most, arguing that the dreaded Bethlehemic inn-sensitivity is on display when taxpayers object to subsidizing higher…
    Jon Sanders, December 25, 2007
  • Cab driver Elmostafa nominated for Reader’s Digest Hero of the Year Award

    Best of luck! Reader’s Digest has nominated a cabdriver whose testimony helped clear a Duke lacrosse player for its 2008 Hero of the Year Award. Moezeldin Elmostafa, 38, of Durham, told investigators that Reade Seligmann was in his taxi during the time that Crystal Magnum, an exotic dancer, claimed…
    Jon Sanders, December 24, 2007
  • Where are they?

    Where are the pot-bangers and the protesters? Where are the candlelight vigils? Where are the angry columnists? Where are the professors and campus activists demanding that something be done? Three university students were allegedly sexually assaulted and there’s no outcry? Nothing? Why is that? Because the usual suspects…
    Jon Sanders, December 22, 2007