Jon Sanders

Director of Regulatory Studies

Posts by Jon Sanders (page 185)

  • Edwards spending more per month on his hair than people in “the other America” spend on a home mortgage?

    That’s the way it sounds according to Ben Smith’s blog: John Edwards’ campaign for president spent $400 on February 20, and another $400 on March 7, at a top Beverly Hills men’s stylist, Torrenueva Hair Designs. … Edwards’ campaign also spent money at two spas: Designworks Salon in…
    Jon Sanders, April 16, 2007
  • Duke student paper: Where’s the Gang of 88 now?

    Staff editorial in the Duke Chronicle today seeks closure and takes stock. In the midst of it they note some significant absences (a la Nancy Grace?):
    Jon Sanders, April 13, 2007
  • The Edwards approach: Acknowledge the problem, then compound it

    I first noticed this tendency last year, when Edwards acknowledged the problems with public schools, and then promoted this solution: Do nothing about public schools, but give poor people “housing vouchers” so they can move to wealthier neighborhoods with better public schools. It was an approach I likened to…
    Jon Sanders, April 7, 2007
  • Charges dropped in Guilford “hate crime”

    Similarities between this mess and the Duke lacrosse case continue. Also, it seems that rumors that the Palestinians started it might have been true. From The News & Observer: Charges against six Guilford College football players accused of assaulting three Palestinian students have been dismissed, a Guilford…
    Jon Sanders, March 14, 2007
  • Cooler — though less refreshing — than the beer-tossing fridge

    Creative use of the PlayStation 3 at NC State: [Dr. Frank Mueller,] an associate professor at NC State is utilizing IBM’s highly-touted Cell processor in a slightly different form to craft his own farm. Similar to the Xbox Linux cluster from years past, this concoction consists of eight PlayStation…
    Jon Sanders, March 11, 2007
  • A “John Edwards theme song”?

    Rush Limbaugh just proposed starting a theme song for introducing John Edwards news on his program. His idea was Helen Reddy's quaint little feminist classic, "I Am Woman (Hear Me Roar)." It could work, with a little rewrite: I am metro, hear me roar In houses too big to ignore And I know so much about how to pretend 'cause I've said it all before 'bout how I care about the poor And I count union thug supporters as my friends Oh yes, I am cute Perfect hair and teeth unstained I'm an empty suit But look how much I gained If I have to, I can say anything I've got big homes (homes) My own court for basketball (basketball) I am metro ... I'd suggest rewriting another tune, though:
    Jon Sanders, March 8, 2007
  • Duke grad builds a remote-controlled, beer-tossing fridge

    Wilmington Star-News has the story: It took the 22-year-old Cornwell about 150 hours and $400 in parts to modify a mini-fridge common to many college dorm rooms into the beer-tossing contraption, which can launch 10 cans of beer from its magazine before needing a reload. With a click of…
    Jon Sanders, March 8, 2007
  • Another rape alleged at a party involving Duke students

    The News & Observer reports: Durham police were investigating allegations that a Duke University student was raped at an off-campus party on Gattis Street about 3 a.m. today. … Police had not charged anyone in connection with the allegations but released a description of a suspect. The man is…
    Jon Sanders, February 12, 2007