Jon Sanders

Research Editor and Senior Fellow, Regulatory Studies

Posts by Jon Sanders (page 190)

  • Why must hospitals “battle” to expand in Wake County?

    That’s the headline from the N&O: “Hospitals begin battle to expand in Wake County.” From the article: Three hospital systems will submit proposals with state regulators today, seeking permission to expand in Raleigh, Cary and Holly Springs. WakeMed, Rex Healthcare and Novant Health will file so-called Certificate of Need…
    Jon Sanders, April 15, 2011
  • Obama talks patriotism. That only means one thing: higher taxes.

    I wrote in 2008: [Biden] dubs paying taxes “patriotic.” He did this on ABC’s “Good Morning, America,” saying that while Obama would increase taxes on the wealthy, “It’s time to be patriotic.” And he has said it in it political rallies, telling a woman who said her friends are…
    Jon Sanders, April 13, 2011
  • Another faked hate crime at UNC

    Turns out there really isn’t an Evil Anti-Gay Branding Bigot haunting a bridge at UNC-Chapel Hill like so many Grimm trolls. Chancellor Holden Thorp sent an email this evening to students that said, in part: Dear Students, Faculty and Staff: The Department of Public Safety has determined that…
    Jon Sanders, April 12, 2011
  • Heard about the hate crime at UNC? Oh, right, it was faked.

    It’s getting to the point where — if we must persist in the silly redundancy of “hate crime” laws — these hate-crime hoaxes should be prosecuted as hate crimes themselves since the point is to smear the entire, non-hateful community. Oh, the Daily Tar Heel painted…
    Jon Sanders, April 12, 2011
  • Freedom, truth and society suffer when everything is politicized

    Robert J. Samuelson’s column that Joe Coletti posted contains the following: “Once politics was about only a few things; today, it is about nearly everything,” writes the eminent political scientist James Q. Wilson in a recent collection of essays (“American Politics, Then and Now”). The concept of “vital national…
    Jon Sanders, April 12, 2011
  • Muslim group ejecting Christians happens upon another candidate for the School of Comparative Irrelevance

    The Examiner reports: About 1,000 Muslims and Leftist anti-war activists met at Union Square in New York City on Sunday for a “Stop War/Terrorism/Islamophobia” rally. The rally was organized by a coalition of leftist anti-war activists, including the ANSWER Coalition, and Muslim groups, including the Islamic Circle of North America and the Muslim Peace Coalition USA. According to a counterprotester on the scene, “Besides the sea1 of them, there were two Christians peacefully preaching about how Jesus died for our sins, and the police told them to leave because they were “disturbing people.” ... One of the event organizers is quoted in discussing their party, which he names as "the Party for Socialism and Liberation." Ha, yes. Socialism and Liberation -- a pairing as unlikely as the Gravy & Biscuit Diet and Astonishing Weight Loss. Or Unprecedented Deficit Spending and Prosperity. So unlikely, indeed, that we must ask, "But would that go with Potio-section or the Adynata?" Such a proposal is, after all, an obvious fit for the School of Comparative Irrelevance from Umberto Eco's Foucault's Pendulum.2 I'm tempted to put Socialism and Liberation in the Adynata along with such subjects as Morse syntax and the history of antarctic agriculture, but I believe it belongs in the Oxymoronics department, which deals with contradictions in terms. Socialism's history has proven beyond question that it is in direct conflict with liberation. Notes:
    Jon Sanders, April 11, 2011
  • ‘A ringing vindication of academic freedom’

    UNC-Wilmington criminal justice professor Mike Adams won his case in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. The Speak Up blog gives the details: A lower court had said that Adams’ speeches and columns on matters of public concern were not protected by the First Amendment and…
    Jon Sanders, April 11, 2011
  • WRAL: “Government shutdown threatens paychecks in NC”

    Which it does, but it’s an odd way to put it, since as we all know, government business-as-usual threatens all paychecks in NC and everywhere else.
    Jon Sanders, April 8, 2011