Jon Sanders

Research Editor and Senior Fellow, Regulatory Studies

Posts by Jon Sanders (page 224)

  • Bob Lee at the precinct with Bertha and the ballot buzzards

    The inimitable BobLee Swagger hies his estimable self down to the local voting precinct and, as is usually the case with BLS, hilarity ensues. An excerpt: I’m normally lenient with the occasional “double-dipper” coming back for a second ballot. When Bertha would try to hand someone a stack…
    Jon Sanders, November 8, 2006
  • A mascot that really inspires fear

    Sports team mascots should be awesome — something that inspires fear in the opposition, something you wouldn’t want to meet on a field of battle. Panthers, for instance. A Wolfpack. Devils (no matter the color). Pirates. Mountaineers and Catamounts. (I’m not sure about Hurricanes, since pencil-necked Weather Channel types…
    Jon Sanders, November 8, 2006
  • School bonds appear to pass

    The Education Establishment’s tried-and-true Hobson’s Choice1 tactic2 carries the day — although much closer than they thought, at about 54 percent to 46 percent (94 percent of precincts in). . Notes 1. From Dictionary.com: The origin of the term Hobson’s choice is said to be in the…
    Jon Sanders, November 7, 2006
  • Donnie Harrison winning big (Wake Co. sheriff)

    Harrison was the subject of a late-minute “November surprise” revelation of an affair. Right now per WRAL he’s leading former sheriff John Baker 63 percent to 37 percent with 77 percent of the precints in.
    Jon Sanders, November 7, 2006
  • I guess it depends on how you define “waste,” Senator

    This line in the radio ad for Senator Fred Smith, Republican in District 12, is really annoying me. Smith says: Government that wastes a dollar is a dollar that can’t go to educate a child, or provide for healthcare, or make us competitive in the global economy. I’m…
    Jon Sanders, November 3, 2006
  • NC State to host the “16th annual Association of Black Cultural Centers Conference” this weekend

    Reported in Technician. The keynote address will be delivered by the Princeton University Black Cultural Center. Panelists include free-standing structures from Harvard, Chicago, Yale, Cal-Berkeley and Michigan. Attendees include “Black Studies, Community Colleges, Culture Centers, Ethnic Studies, Multiculture Centers, Student Affairs, Student Organizations” as well as administrators.
    Jon Sanders, November 2, 2006
  • A riff on holiday-themed lottery tickets

    I’m no fan of state lotteries; they’re just plain inefficient (as I’ve shown, there are better ways for the state to exploit people and for people to simulate the lottery experience in the comfort of their own homes). But I learned yesterday from the Locker…
    Jon Sanders, November 1, 2006
  • AP ghouls wait eagerly for the next soldier’s death

    Judging by these headlines from October 26 to the present, I think the Associated Press has developed a sick new fetish: U.S. death toll in Iraq reaches 96 for October (Oct. 26) October death toll in Iraq for U.S. military hits 97 (Oct. 27) October…
    Jon Sanders, October 31, 2006