Regulation (page 295)

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    Invasive species of the moment: large snakes

    Think Burmese pythons and the like that people let loose into the wild. These are already a major problem in south Florida and research by Davidson College’s Michael Dorcas suggests that they may be able to survive further north. The question now is whether federal restrictions on nine species are…
    Michael Lowrey, December 31, 2011
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    As we prepare to celebrate the Christmas holiday, the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio highlights some of the most interesting interviews from the past year. Stephen Hayes of Fox News and The Weekly Standard offered his thoughts about the 2012 presidential election, while Steven Hayward of the…
    Mitch Kokai, December 23, 2011
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Sara Burrows reports for Carolina Journal Online about the lawsuits six N.C. cities have filed opposing the state’s recent annexation reform. John Hood’s Daily Journal offers a case against a government-mandated cell-phone ban for drivers.
    Mitch Kokai, December 22, 2011
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    You might be a progressive if, you like Italian style fascism

    John Goodman, president of the National Center for Policy Analysis, provides this important history lesson. Progressives constantly repeat the big lie that they are for the little guy.  Just read The Nation or Salon. Goodman documents that from the start they are for big business and…
    Michael Sanera, December 21, 2011
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    NC Legislature: just say no to high cost energy

    Ken Green at AEI reports here that Grover Norquist at Americans for Tax Reform is making repeal of Renewable Energy Standards (RES) a priority.  These state laws require energy companies to buy and then sell high priced wind and solar energy to their customers who would rather have low…
    Michael Sanera, December 21, 2011
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    Carney has a light-bulb moment

    Recent John Locke Foundation Headliner Timothy P. Carney wonders why liberal defenders of federal light-bulb restrictions refuse to engage in honest debate. He tackles the topic in a Washington Examiner “Beltway Confidential” blog entry: Why can’t liberal defenders of the light-bulb law…
    Mitch Kokai, December 21, 2011
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    Carney takes on central planning and cronyism

    Less than one week removed from his John Locke Foundation Headliner appearance, the Washington Examiner‘s Timothy P. Carney is tackling the cronyism inherent in “government-managed markets.” Central planners — whether in governments or huge corporations — cannot judge and balance supply and demand as…
    Mitch Kokai, December 20, 2011
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    Geo Will continues his seminar on the Constitution

    In this class session, Will discusses the meaning of the 9th Amendment and the “presumption of liberty”. “The enumeration in the Constitution of certain rights shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.” Of course, the Supreme Court has completed gutted both the 9th…
    Michael Sanera, December 19, 2011