Jon Sanders

Director of Regulatory Studies

Posts by Jon Sanders (page 180)

  • I weep

    Advertisement seen on Yahoo! just now: Criminy. They pimped our Sir Walter.
    Jon Sanders, September 2, 2008
  • UNC launches a disaster study center

    But still no formal announcement on whether John Edwards will head this one.
    Jon Sanders, August 29, 2008
  • DNC presidential politics, perfectly summed up in one short news story

    The first part of this AP news story: DENVER – A black delegate for Hillary Rodham Clinton says she was called an “Uncle Tom” by Illinois Senate President Emil Jones, one of Barack Obama’s political mentors. Chicago political consultant Delmarie Cobb says Jones made the remarks Saturday night while…
    Jon Sanders, August 25, 2008
  • Future university Summer Reading book?

    Just when you think you’d heard it all, well, you haven’t. WRAL reports that Crystal Gail Mangum, the lying stripper behind the notorious Duke lacrosse gang-rape hoax, has supposedly written a memoir, and it’s going to be given the Lifetime TV–worthy title of The Last Dance for Grace: The…
    Jon Sanders, August 22, 2008
  • BOHICA: how changes in demand must never affect government revenues

    In the General Assembly, it’s the Spend and Tax phenomenon that Joseph Coletti has catalogued; in the cities, it’s the idea of expending public resources to talk down water consumption during a drought and then raise water rates because water revenues are down. No matter what it…
    Jon Sanders, August 21, 2008
  • It’s not “sticker shock” when it’s someone else’s money

    The N&O discusses another public-art project in Chapel Hill: Glass and light artist Ray King has spent five years on his latest project. … King completed his piece, “Eddies of Light,” this week at the new Chapel Hill Aquatic Center in Homestead Community Park off Homestead Road. The…
    Jon Sanders, August 13, 2008
  • State overlords are very precise in determining hospital beds

    Barking madness care of the State of North Carolina: A three-way battle for new hospital beds in Wake County is shaping up between WakeMed, Rex Healthcare and Novant Health. State regulators have determined that, based on growth projections, the county needs another 41 hospital beds. As if they…
    Jon Sanders, August 11, 2008
  • Enough water to last till April 2009

    Back in February, you will recall, the feds were warning us that Falls Lake could very well be dry by now. WRAL reports that, Falls Lake is almost 2½ feet higher than it was a year ago, while demand across the municipal water system has dropped from…
    Jon Sanders, August 5, 2008