Jon Sanders

Research Editor and Senior Fellow, Regulatory Studies

Posts by Jon Sanders (page 209)

  • Edwards’ plan to stay ‘relevant’ for 10 more years

    It's the same old song and dance from the poverty pimp, but at least he's not using the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for it this time. Under the Dome reports that Edwards participated in a two-part photo shoot for GQ magazine (reportedly, a certain bespectacled political columnist needed restraint at that news) to promote something he calls the "Half in Ten" program, ostensibly to cut poverty in half in ten years. Naturally, this program continues to reflect Edwards' counterproductive approaches to poverty; i.e., his infatuation with the age-old delusion that the state can solve poverty without addressing how wealth is produced or, especially in America, what makes some people not productive and government's role in exacerbating that. The report on which his program would be based leads with a massive increase in the minimum wage, Edwards' pat response to fighting poverty and one that is guaranteed to make it harder for the poorest and least employable to find work. The top five recommendations are:
    Jon Sanders, June 18, 2008
  • Err on a G-string

    When first briefed on this, I asked myself, “File under where?” before deciding to file it under “News You Can Use“: As she was attempting to put on a Victoria’s Secret thong, a Los Angeles woman claims that a decorative metallic piece flew off the garment and struck…
    Jon Sanders, June 17, 2008
  • “Oh dear, we see you already have several. Our mistake.”

    Under the Dome has an interestingly named item here: The UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center will bring a giant inflatable colon to the General Assembly on June 26. … The Super Colon is designed to teach people about the risks and symptoms of colorectal cancer and give information about…
    Jon Sanders, June 6, 2008
  • Obama’s “White Wright”

    It’s not going to stop. Virulent racial garbage and vulgarities behind the pulpit remain at Obama’s church, but this time they came with a new hue: The Rev. Michael Pfleger, a longtime Obama ally and political supporter, made the shocking remarks from the pulpit of Trinity…
    Jon Sanders, May 30, 2008
  • Willow Springs vandals caught

    They were two East Garner Middle School girls who rides the bus with the girl whose house they defaced, WTVD reports. WTVD does not, however, give the race of the students. I suspect that the students are black, but that is based solely on inference from the fact…
    Jon Sanders, May 30, 2008
  • A stupid idea, even if it is to honor Eve Carson, is still a stupid idea

    And this one is breathlessly stupid: Students in North Carolina’s private and public colleges would be required to mentor public school-age children to receive a bachelor’s degree after 2012, under a bill filed this week. Sen. Tony Rand, D-Cumberland, named the proposed community service program in memory of two…
    Jon Sanders, May 29, 2008
  • UN’s top priority in a crisis?

    Tragically, it’s not rushing hundreds of thousands of condoms into a disaster area to survivors struggling “to maintain their family planning.” This is far more disturbing. Per the Associated Press: U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon expressed “deep concern” Tuesday after a leading children’s charity said it uncovered evidence of…
    Jon Sanders, May 27, 2008
  • Willow Springs house vandalized with racial slurs

    WRAL: A southeastern Wake County community was incensed Monday after learning that racial slurs and obscenities were scribbled across three sides of a home in their neighborhood. “They’re not taking a strike at one family. They’re taking a strike at a whole community,” said Dorothy Smith, who lives next…
    Jon Sanders, May 26, 2008