Jon Sanders

Research Editor and Senior Fellow, Regulatory Studies

Posts by Jon Sanders (page 187)

  • Christmas in DC: Yawn to the world. Let earth receive a thing.

    My latest on Townhall discusses the president’s joyless, wonder-scrubbed meaning of Christmas: Obama’s public persona has been much remarked upon even by political allies for these same faults: calculated, artificial, not genuine, even strange and remote. His displays of religiosity have served to underscore them;…
    Jon Sanders, December 13, 2011
  • Cain bye-ku

    Alas, Herman Cain You were the Godfather of Bimbo eruptions. Previous: Tim Pawlenty…
    Jon Sanders, December 5, 2011
  • Sam Brownback, the governor who got beat up by a girl

    Has a nice ring to it, doesn’t it? What on earth possessed the Kansas governor, a Republican, to make an issue out of a high-school girl’s post on Twitter? Emma Sullivan, a high school senior, tweeted “Just made mean comments at gov. brownback and told him he sucked, in…
    Jon Sanders, November 28, 2011
  • Don’t just stand there, do something! (Empower aimless, arbitrary authority!)

    In an article aptly entitled “The Simpletons,” Reason’s Matt Welch lances the inept do-something mentality all too prevalent among America’s preening, clueless elitists. An excerpt: Do something. Is there a two-word phrase in politics more loaded with disguised ideological content? Embedded within is both an urgent call for powerful…
    Jon Sanders, November 22, 2011
  • Why you hold self-evident truths as self-evident; q.v., the EU vs. water

    To cut to the chase: because doing otherwise is a great waste of time and money, as well as fraught with the risk of shackling oneself risibly to the quantitative fallacy. Allow me to quote from David Hackett Fischer’s Historical Fallacies: Toward a Logic of Historical Thought (Harper Colophon,…
    Jon Sanders, November 18, 2011
  • Of East Carolina and the Shotgun That Turned Out to Be an Umbrella

    This morning the social media sites starting lighting up about a campus lockdown at East Carolina because a guy was spotted walking around with a shotgun. Students and families were worried. Prayers were requested and sent. Tensions were high. Police were mobilized. Then they found the guy. And his umbrella.
    Jon Sanders, November 16, 2011
  • WSJ: Another Obamacare Glitch

    (Aside: This atrocious legislation has more “glitches” than a Don Martin character at a dog show.) From Jonathan H. Adler and Michael F. Cannon in The Wall Street Journal: Even if ObamaCare survives Supreme Court scrutiny next spring, its trials will be far from over. That’s because…
    Jon Sanders, November 16, 2011
  • World’s dumbest roundabout comes with an instruction booklet

    The News & Observer reports today that Drivers on Hillsborough Street are still flummoxed by a twin-ring roundabout that replaced the stoplight at Pullen Road more than a year ago. And they’re still crashing their mopeds, bikes and cars there. Eighty accidents have been reported since traffic began rolling…
    Jon Sanders, October 25, 2011