Jon Sanders

Research Editor and Senior Fellow, Regulatory Studies

Posts by Jon Sanders (page 192)

  • For Raleigh’s sake, I hope Jeff Taylor doesn’t see this

    Per WRAL: Raleigh’s “public living room” will get a little interior decoration. Sculptures by three North Carolina artists will be installed Monday … The sculptures will be the artistic centerpiece to the $15 million plaza of the 500 block of Fayetteville Street. With glass retail pavilions, light towers and…
    Jon Sanders, October 12, 2009
  • Pro-neighborhood school voters speak loud and clear in Wake County

    WRAL reports on a revolution in Wake County as voters finally get their chance to speak with authority against the Wake County Public School System’s annual disruptions of school assignments: Raleigh, N.C. — Wake County voters gave a thumbs-down Tuesday to assigning local students based on socioeconomic factors by…
    Jon Sanders, October 6, 2009
  • Announcing the Call ME Out campaign

    To deal with critics of the monstrosity of Obamacare, the DNC is going back to the same old beslimed well of personal attacks and intimidation that spat forth the ridiculous [email protected] email snitch campaign as well as a whole litany of insults on upstanding American citizens exercising…
    Jon Sanders, September 18, 2009
  • This is a reader who gets it

    I am fond of quoting Aristotle when it comes to satire, so it pleased me to see this comment on my article today from "Matthew-Jerusalem": ... some commenters are missing the simple fact that this satire illustrates that it would be idiotic for an actual teacher to manage a classroom this way, and yet this is precisely how the US government is being managed. The taking away of grades from smarter and harder working children to supplement the poor grades of lazy students does not succeed in making the lazy students smarter but rather encourages the hard working students to flee the classroom in search of a place where they are allowed to receive the actual benefits of their labors.
    Jon Sanders, September 8, 2009
  • Too convenient to be real?

    Let's set the scene. The president and the Democrats are losing support left and right on their healthcare scheme. They tried to rush it through Congress but couldn't. Details emerged (not coincidentally with flagging support) and We the People began to ask questions. Hard questions. At first the "spinclination" was to pretend that the questions and questioners didn't exist, as that would take away from the All Important Message that everyone wants healthcare reform and we can't afford to wait another minute. Once the protests and rallies became too insistent to pretend nonexistent, however, spinclination took a bifurcated path: the protesters (1) aren't real constituents a congressman would ignore at his own electoral peril but instead were fake demonstrators bought and bused in by Big Pharma and (2) are crazy, dangerous mobs of thugs who wave swastikas, act like Nazis, are un-American, and are reminiscent of the Ku Klux Klan. Surprisingly, that tack hasn't worked, there being distinct difference between senior citizens loudly demanding their congressmen to answer their questions (of which there is evidence aplenty) and them getting actually violent (perhaps said thugs are also "Hands Off My Cowardly Congressman" types, too?), and more to the point, there being a distinct lack of photographic evidence of the swastikas. Until yesterday, that is:
    Jon Sanders, August 12, 2009
  • The Paying-Taxes Tax is back

    Per WRAL: The agreement includes a one-cent increase in the state sales tax, raising it to 7.75 cents in most counties. It would impose a 2 to 3 percent surcharge on the income tax liability owed by individuals with a state taxable income of $60,000 or more and…
    Jon Sanders, August 3, 2009
  • Black panther in Angier?

    And no, I’m not talking about someone like the guy dubbed “Capt. Black Sparrow” — apparently there are several people in Angier claiming to have seen a black panther roaming around. Angier is not far from me, and just last year my neighbors spotted a black bobcat (as…
    Jon Sanders, August 1, 2009
  • The president needs protection from potholes?

    Not since the Swamp Rabbit Attack of 1979 has a president been so weirdly imperiled. According to The News & Observer: Expect brief delays between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. on likely routes from RDU. That would include Interstate 40, Wade Avenue, St. Mary’s and Peace…
    Jon Sanders, July 29, 2009