Jon Sanders

Director of Regulatory Studies

Posts by Jon Sanders (page 189)

  • Disappointed NC State thought police are told: Free Expression means free expression

    As they were reminded here yesterday. The N&O reports: Campus investigators consulted with the Wake County District Attorney’s Office before dropping the investigation of a potential hate crime, Barnwell said. “They said that, while offensive, it was a free speech issue,” he said. The four students would…
    Jon Sanders, November 7, 2008
  • Attention NC State: The phrase “Free Expression” has a very clear meaning

    What is so hard to understand? This occurrence should, to a responsible administration, represent a "teachable moment" about free speech and the need to counter offensive speech with more speech, not repression — a welcome lesson to the generation so mollycoddled it cannot handle even the idea of offense. But not at NC State, not even at its famous "Free Expression Tunnel," where certain expression isn't free after all. I excerpt from the News & Observer story on the matter and highlight relevant portions:
    Jon Sanders, November 6, 2008
  • More results (including Wake County)

    Races I’m watching: NC House District 37 Paul “Skip” Stam (R) 52.77%, Ed Ridpath (D) 47.23% (25 of 25 precincts in) NC House 40 Marilyn Avila (R) 55.51%, Stan Morse (D) 44.49 % (29 of 30 precincts in) NC House 35 Jennifer Weiss (D) 66.03%, Eric Weaver…
    Jon Sanders, November 4, 2008
  • Another kid who understands charity and property rights in the Obama era of gimme

    Donna, since you were so appreciative of the Wisconsin father and son who went and paid the full amount of the mispriced diesel, I know you will appreciate this: The best bargain at the Salvation Army thrift store in Kailua-Kona was a Richard Simmons videotape. But Mikela Mercier,…
    Jon Sanders, October 30, 2008
  • Triangle profs invent some more “racist code words” to condemn others for saying

    Heavens, but this garbage is getting old fast. The N&O reports: Communication professors from around the country have signed a statement calling on the campaign of Republicans John McCain and Sarah Palin to stop “incendiary mendacity” and “false and inflammatory” statements about Democrat Barack Obama. ……
    Jon Sanders, October 27, 2008
  • Things are bad when vote fraud begins sounding like two Monty Python skits at once

    From Chicago, proud home of pristine politics and perennial World Series winners: …election officials in Chicago’s northern suburbs want to know why voter registration material was sent to the dead goldfish. “I am just stunned at the level of people compromising the integrity of the voting process,” said…
    Jon Sanders, October 21, 2008
  • An example of how racially charged things are getting

    So are things really becoming “post-racial” out there? No, not so long as leftists continue to fabricate items of supposed racial insensitivity to empower themselves through others’ guilt or fear of being called a racist. If they wouldn’t stop it among themselves, you can bet they aren’t going…
    Jon Sanders, October 20, 2008
  • And hey, a well by any other name would be just as sweet to tax …

    Per WRAL, for the “fool and his money” files: Smell like Old Well with UNC cologne … Masik Collegiate Fragrances is marketing the $60 bottles of perfume and men’s cologne online and through a couple of Chapel Hill stores. … The UNC perfume mixes scents like champagne, green apple,…
    Jon Sanders, October 15, 2008