Jon Sanders

Research Editor and Senior Fellow, Regulatory Studies

Posts by Jon Sanders (page 203)

  • Future university Summer Reading book?

    Just when you think you’d heard it all, well, you haven’t. WRAL reports that Crystal Gail Mangum, the lying stripper behind the notorious Duke lacrosse gang-rape hoax, has supposedly written a memoir, and it’s going to be given the Lifetime TV–worthy title of The Last Dance for Grace: The…
    Jon Sanders, August 22, 2008
  • BOHICA: how changes in demand must never affect government revenues

    In the General Assembly, it’s the Spend and Tax phenomenon that Joseph Coletti has catalogued; in the cities, it’s the idea of expending public resources to talk down water consumption during a drought and then raise water rates because water revenues are down. No matter what it…
    Jon Sanders, August 21, 2008
  • It’s not “sticker shock” when it’s someone else’s money

    The N&O discusses another public-art project in Chapel Hill: Glass and light artist Ray King has spent five years on his latest project. … King completed his piece, “Eddies of Light,” this week at the new Chapel Hill Aquatic Center in Homestead Community Park off Homestead Road. The…
    Jon Sanders, August 13, 2008
  • State overlords are very precise in determining hospital beds

    Barking madness care of the State of North Carolina: A three-way battle for new hospital beds in Wake County is shaping up between WakeMed, Rex Healthcare and Novant Health. State regulators have determined that, based on growth projections, the county needs another 41 hospital beds. As if they…
    Jon Sanders, August 11, 2008
  • Enough water to last till April 2009

    Back in February, you will recall, the feds were warning us that Falls Lake could very well be dry by now. WRAL reports that, Falls Lake is almost 2½ feet higher than it was a year ago, while demand across the municipal water system has dropped from…
    Jon Sanders, August 5, 2008
  • Gang shooting victims had jumped from a burning apartment

    George Leef’s question this morning (about what a gang member majors in) prompted a search with an unexpected result. The News & Observer reported that “two men walked up on Clarence Grubbs and Carolyn Pittman at 12:01 a.m. as they sat at the gazebo outside of the Wolf…
    Jon Sanders, August 4, 2008
  • What is happening to Raleigh?

    Raleigh was once a leading light among American cities, notable not only for its excellent climate for families and businesses, but also for its innovative leadership that sought to improve city services while reducing the burden it placed on municipal taxpayers. Under Mayor Tom Fetzer, for example, Raleigh’s police department…
    Jon Sanders, August 4, 2008
  • Coalition of We Need Something to Do This Weekend meets

    Per WRAL: A group protesting against a possible war with Iran demonstrated in Raleigh Saturday. The North Carolina Coalition to Stop War on Iran held a march and rally to protest the growing threat of western-led attacks on Iran.
    Jon Sanders, August 4, 2008