Jon Sanders

Director of Regulatory Studies

Posts by Jon Sanders (page 190)

  • 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
  • Black bobcat sighting in Wake County?

    I was at a neighbor's house yesterday playing video golf when suddenly a great cry came from the backyard from my neighbor's wife and several family members. Omigod come look at this cat! It's huge! It comes up past my knees! It's probably four feet long! and so forth. My neighbor and I came running, but we didn't see anything — all the shouting had scared the animal back into the surrounding woods. We went looking for it, which may not have been the brightest thing to do, but hey, we're men. Everyone there who saw it said it was far too big to be a regular cat, and my neighbor's wife, who had been the closest to it, says it was jet black, with golden yellow eyes and no tail. They first saw it crouching at the edge of the woods, and when my neighbor's wife went to have a closer look, it got up and retreated a bit into the woods, at which time they saw that it was no ordinary cat. We were left to speculate as to what they did see. Indeed, someone even wondered if it was the legendary Wampus Cat. You may recall that the last mystery beast in this area to be called that turned out to be a Sampson fox. More information and pictures after the jump.
    Jon Sanders, April 20, 2008
  • Raleigh mayor outdoes himself

    And that’s saying something. “The mayors of Chapel Hill, Durham and Raleigh sort of represent what people are thinking here,” [Meeker] said. “All of us, of course, are for Barack Obama.” Well, goodness, if the mayors of Chapel Hill, Durham and Raleigh are true conduits of what I’m…
    Jon Sanders, April 19, 2008
  • Raleigh rescinds garbage disposal ban; U.S. troops hardest hit?

    The Raleigh City Council steps back from the brink a weensy bit and rescinds its garbage disposal ban. Not without controversy, of course: “Where’s the shared sense of sacrifice?” asked council member Rodger Koopman, an Air Force veteran, who said giving up garbage disposals is minor…
    Jon Sanders, April 15, 2008