Jon Sanders

Research Editor and Senior Fellow, Regulatory Studies

Posts by Jon Sanders (page 205)

  • Just when you thought Raleigh couldn’t get any dumber

    They keep producing more “Big Ideas“! Per WRAL: Raleigh on Tuesday unveiled some “Big Ideas” for its future. … The “Big Ideas” book includes plans to redevelop Capital Boulevard. The project would have a man-made river walk just north of downtown, similar to San Antonio’s River Walk, also…
    Jon Sanders, September 17, 2008
  • Sarah [Pali]n — she’s f[righten]ing Matt Damon!

    So says WRAL; headline: “Matt Damon says he fears a Palin administration.”…
    Jon Sanders, September 11, 2008
  • I weep

    Advertisement seen on Yahoo! just now: Criminy. They pimped our Sir Walter.
    Jon Sanders, September 2, 2008
  • UNC launches a disaster study center

    But still no formal announcement on whether John Edwards will head this one.
    Jon Sanders, August 29, 2008
  • DNC presidential politics, perfectly summed up in one short news story

    The first part of this AP news story: DENVER – A black delegate for Hillary Rodham Clinton says she was called an “Uncle Tom” by Illinois Senate President Emil Jones, one of Barack Obama’s political mentors. Chicago political consultant Delmarie Cobb says Jones made the remarks Saturday night while…
    Jon Sanders, August 25, 2008
  • 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