Jon Sanders

Director of Regulatory Studies

Posts by Jon Sanders (page 188)

  • It must be Bad Idea Thursday

    The News & Observer is replete with reports of exceedingly bad ideas affecting Raleigh and Wake County today: Preventing hospitals from building satellite campuses in Raleigh, Cary, Holly Springs and Garner Increasing water rates now that the drought's over but the restrictions are still in place, because water usage and therefore water revenue is down Seeking to double Raleigh's impact fees A breakdown of each issue after the break:
    Jon Sanders, May 8, 2008
  • Yes! We’re sexist!

    On May 6, North Carolina answered the question of our time: Are you (Democrat voters) racist or sexist? Now we know! Although no doubt there will be plenty, especially in the various grievance industries, who will angrily stamp their feet and insist that…
    Jon Sanders, May 7, 2008
  • Campus Quixotes

    "Don't just stand there; do something!" The well-worn expression favors action over inaction when faced with a problem. When catastrophe looms, some people naturally spring to work immediately. Others react as does the bird transfixed by the snake; they are the ones who need such a reminder to be snapped back to reality. Action is warranted when the problem is immediate. But especially when the problem is perennial -- or as in the case of "global warming," the problem is theoretical -- the "do something" mentality can lead to very silly actions, whether it's "fighting global warming" by using only one square of toilet paper per restroom visit, creating a talking cartoon fish to get people to stop pouring grease down their drains, believing that chanting the word "vagina" helps fight sexual assault, or, in this case, thinking a theatre1 troupe will actually "promote health/wellness and social justice." The Durham Herald-Sun report on UNC-Chapel Hill's Campus Health Services' Interactive Theatre Carolina -- one of the "Wellness Services"2 -- falls comically in line3 with the assumptions behind the "service":
    Jon Sanders, May 5, 2008
  • Carter takes time out from cozying up to terrorists to bash North Carolina

    Per WRAL: Carter was the last Democratic presidential candidate to win North Carolina. That was in 1976. Bill Clinton came close to carrying the state, but the inability to do so is something that continues to frustrate and puzzle some party leaders. “It’s a race issue. There’s no doubt,”…
    Jon Sanders, May 2, 2008
  • But for the Darwin effect …

    In the middle of the news report, one reads: “It’s scary to think that these individuals were going to throw an explosive device out of a vehicle in front of a school,” Sampson County Sheriff Jimmy Thornton said in a statement. “What were they thinking? What possible thrill…
    Jon Sanders, May 1, 2008
  • If loving hue is wrong, I don’t want to be Wright

    Victor Davis Hanson demolishes Rev. Wright’s pseudoscientific, racist hogwash here: His convoluted explanation of African-American right-brain ‘oral’ culture as more creative, musical, and spontaneous versus European left-brain traditional analysis could never have been given by someone white to that audience without justifiably earning booing and catcalls. … In short,…
    Jon Sanders, April 28, 2008
  • AP twists the knife on John Edwards

    Get a load of this headline today: “North Carolina excited to choose between Clinton and Obama“…
    Jon Sanders, April 24, 2008
  • Who in Hollywood will come to Duke to shill for Hillary?

    According to the News & Observer, actor Sean Astin answers the call and will appear today at the Fleishman Commons of the Terry Sanford Institute of Public Policy. Counter to earlier, erroneous reports, Astin will be accompanied by Chelsea Clinton, not Gollum.
    Jon Sanders, April 22, 2008