Rick Henderson

Editor-in-chief, Carolina Journal

Posts by Rick Henderson (page 8)

  • Father of N.C. film industry needed no incentives

    Friday at 6 p.m. the N.C. Museum of History will host a talk with Earl Owensby, the filmmaker who produced a host of low-budget action films in the ’70s and ’80s and made Shelby the birthplace of the state’s film industry. This profile from the News & Observer reveals…
    Rick Henderson, August 6, 2015
  • Dispatches from the trail, August 5, 2015

    • The big news of the week: Another resignation from Gov. Pat McCrory’s Cabinet. A week after Transportation Secretary Tony Tata resigned abruptly, Health and Human Services Secretary Aldona Wos has ended a shaky tenure at the massive state agency. Wos, a physician, and her husband…
    Rick Henderson, August 5, 2015
  • Dispatches from the trail, July 29, 2015

    • Rep. Mark Meadows, R-10th District, has introduced a resolution requesting the immediate removal of John Boehner as speaker of the House. Meadows said the move was “really more about trying to have a conversation on making this place work, where everybody’s voice matters, where there’s…
    Rick Henderson, July 29, 2015
  • Dispatches from the trail, July 22, 2015

    • Reps. Patrick McHenry, R-10th, and G.K. Butterfield, D-1st, have sponsored House legislation giving survivors of the state’s infamous eugenics program a little comfort. The bill would ensure those getting payments from the state’s compensation plan for eugenics survivors remain eligible to receive other federal benefits…
    Rick Henderson, July 22, 2015
  • Dispatches from the trail, July 15, 2015

    • Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will join the parade of presidential hopefuls stopping in North Carolina when she visits Raleigh for a July 22 fundraiser. Ticket prices start at $2,700. • The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee has circulated a memo outlining incumbent GOP U.S. Sen.
    Rick Henderson, July 15, 2015
  • Dispatches from the trail, July 8, 2015

    • A recent Civitas Poll asking voters about 2016 presidential hopefuls found much indecision. “Don’t know” finished first among Democrats and Republicans, outpolling former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton 37 percent to 33 percent, and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush 34 percent to 14 percent. A…
    Rick Henderson, July 8, 2015
  • Those dirty electric cars

    National Review Online picks up on a new study from the National Bureau of Economic Research concluding that some electric vehicles cause more pollution than their gas-burning counterparts. The study looked at the fuel used to produce the electricity, and concluded that in the northeast and midwest, which rely…
    Rick Henderson, July 7, 2015
  • Dispatches from the trail, July 1, 2015

    • Rep. Mark Meadows, R-11th District (at right), is out of the doghouse. For now. Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, who heads the committee on government reform, restored Meadows to the top slot on one of that panel’s subcommittees. Chaffetz removed Meadows from the post after the Jackson…
    Rick Henderson, July 1, 2015