Jon Sanders

Research Editor and Senior Fellow, Regulatory Studies

Posts by Jon Sanders (page 223)

  • The “Edwards Center” fights its “political tilt”

    After catching wind that U.S. Sen. John Kerry’s running mate was hired by UNC to run a research center, Jon Sanders was skeptical. That’s the lede in today’s Daily Tar Heel article by Lindsay Michel. Skeptical I was, and skeptical I remain. Nothing distinguished former senator…
    Jon Sanders, October 24, 2006
  • The lightsaber of local control over schools

    I can’t recall ever seeing a commercial for a school board candidate before, but this one for Christopher Knight in Rockingham County is a hoot. To quote from Groundskeeper Willie of “The Simpsons,” I love amateur video. And your video is the most amateur video I ever saw! There…
    Jon Sanders, October 23, 2006
  • Search terms: joyful, cabbage, Elizabeth Edwards — or, Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner?

    Strange commentary today from Elizabeth Edwards: Elizabeth Edwards, wife of White House hopeful John Edwards, says her choices in life have made her happier than Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton – a possible Edwards’ rival for the Democratic nomination. “She and I are from the same generation. We both went…
    Jon Sanders, October 20, 2006
  • How can Study Abroad not be “diverse”?

    The Duke Chronicle has a hand-wringing column today about a “gap in diversity” in Study Abroad: This semester 475 students are studying abroad-the most in University history. But statistical trends over the past four years suggest about 330 of those students are white, 27 are black and 43…
    Jon Sanders, October 16, 2006
  • At the Pope Center’s 2006 conference on Diversity

    Right now Charles Daye and Abigail Painter of the Educational Diversity Project at UNC are presenting on the topic “Diversity is about education benefits, not quantity.” Daye gave a brief historical summary of the courts’ handling of enrollment for diversity. He took issue with the Hopwood opinion, where it equated…
    Jon Sanders, October 14, 2006
  • Of Carrboro, dancing hippies, and eminent domain

    To follow up Donna’s post, it seemed at first that community had reached a mutually acceptable compromise. It appeared that the Weaver Street Market owners had gotten protesters to acknowledge their rights as private property owners, and they also had worked to retain a unique use of that property…
    Jon Sanders, October 10, 2006
  • Quick-hitter: Impressions from Carolina FreedomNet 2006

    I had expected an interesting cross-section of opinionated people, which could have involved a near-politician-esque overuse of the first-person singular, but that thankfully did not pan out. I had also expected many unique and compelling viewpoints and people, and that thankfully did pan out. The singularly unique “Controversy Outta Nowhere”…
    Jon Sanders, October 9, 2006
  • “Up next on the news: the latest from the lottery fraud trial. But first, Powerball!”

    While that isn’t a direct quotation, it is essentially how WRAL led its news coverage tonight. There is a sort of perverse elegance to that. First the state gambling, then the latest on one of the corruption and fraud cases related to the state gambling.
    Jon Sanders, October 4, 2006