Rick Henderson

Editor-in-chief, Carolina Journal

Posts by Rick Henderson (page 9)

  • Dispatches from the trail, June 24, 2015

    • She’s out? Roll Call reports that former U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan will not challenge GOP incumbent Richard Burr next year. The D.C.-based publication cites sources saying that Hagan has told donors she will not run. A new name in the speculation hopper: Former U.S. Rep. Heath Shuler of…
    Rick Henderson, June 24, 2015
  • Dispatches from the trail, June 17, 2015

    • Obamacare supporters should take little comfort in the latest Elon University Poll. Nobody seems to like the law as it is. The survey showed 60 percent of North Carolina voters queried would like to see the Affordable Care Act amended. Another 38 percent want it abolished.
    Rick Henderson, June 17, 2015
  • Nice First Amendment you had. Too bad you couldn’t keep it

    (Full disclosure: I worked for Reason from 1989-98). If you haven’t heard about the harassment of Reason magazine by a U.S. attorney in Manhattan, that’s because few major metro dailies have covered or editorialized about it. Ken White of the Popehat blog provided the first (and…
    Rick Henderson, June 13, 2015
  • Dispatches from the trail, June 10, 2015

    • Gov. Pat McCrory’s campaign committee released a video touting the economic recovery as the “Carolina Comeback:” The left-wing group Progress Action N.C. responds: • The big news from last weekend’s state Republican Party convention was the surprise election of Harrisburg businessman Hassan Harnett as state party…
    Rick Henderson, June 10, 2015
  • Dispatches from the trail, June 3, 2015

    • The latest survey by Democratic firm Public Policy Polling shows Democratic Attorney General Roy Cooper with a slim 44-41 lead over GOP Gov. Pat McCrory — a reversal of the three-point lead McCrory held last month. PPP attributes McCrory’s slippage to a drop in support among…
    Rick Henderson, June 3, 2015
  • Dispatches from the trail, May 27, 2015

    • As Carolina Journal Online reported yesterday, the conservative grass-roots group Americans for Prosperity’s new jobs agenda will put pressure on the General Assembly to support free-market reforms. You can watch the full video of Tuesday’s event below. • Senate Majority Leader in Waiting(?) Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y.,…
    Rick Henderson, May 27, 2015
  • Dispatches from the trail, May 20, 2015

    • He’s in! In a development surprising no one, four-term Attorney General Roy Cooper, a Democrat, confirmed Saturday that he will challenge incumbent Republican Gov. Pat McCrory in 2016. Cooper made the announcement at the meeting of 8th Congressional District Democrats, adding that a formal launch to…
    Rick Henderson, May 20, 2015
  • N.C. suing FCC over Wilson broadband ruling

    Props to Attorney General Roy Cooper, who filed a lawsuit challenging the Federal Communications Commission’s February ruling overturning a state law limiting municipal subsidies to city-owned broadband services. Cooper cited federal overreach in the filing. In that Order, the FCC preempts North Carolina ‘s statutory law and provisions…
    Rick Henderson, May 15, 2015