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    Partisan Bible thumper openly asserts “the politics of God”

    Twice in three weeks a preacher has been given a public forum to speak about Jesus and the Gospel, and twice in three weeks that preacher has asserted a very political, small Jesus whose politics dovetails neatly with that of current American “progressives” — and left the Gospel…
    Jon Sanders, November 10, 2015
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    Partisan Bible thumpers rebuke partisan Bible thumpers

    And Jesus went on with his disciples to the villages of Caesarea Philippi. And on the way he asked his disciples, "Who do people say that I am?" The "I Stand With God Pro-Family" political rally featuring Republican presidential hopeful Gov. Mike Huckabee, a former Baptist minister, has upset political ministers of the left. They disagree with the politics and with the rally's titular implication that so doing means they do not stand with God. It's an understandable objection. They write their rebuke in The News & Observer, do William Barber and Timothy Tyson, and do they seek to rebuke the rally for using Jesus for political partisanship and remind them of Jesus' ultimate mission, the reason Jesus came down among us? No, sadly. They do the former, but only to replace using Jesus for conservative political partisanship with … using Jesus for leftist political partisanship. And then they fail their own test, to boot.
    Jon Sanders, October 20, 2015
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    Good news! Exploiting the poor now smells like barbecue

    As you may know, the poorest and most economically distressed counties have the highest ticket sales per adult of North Carolina Education Lottery offerings. This has been a consistent finding:   Today, The News & Observer reports: In the never-ending effort to make buying a lottery ticket new…
    Jon Sanders, September 1, 2015
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    Hood on why the Left’s boast of morality doesn’t persuade

    This column by John Hood deserves a full read. He writes of an increasingly common theme of asserted moral superiority from those who send him hate mail. He writes of the negative effects on public debate from allowing “claims of moral superiority [to] displace actual, rational argumentation.” He then…
    Jon Sanders, July 1, 2015
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    NC energy economist on our ‘meddlesome and costly’ REPS

    Travis Fisher, an economist at the American Energy Alliance who is from North Carolina, writes in The Charlotte Observer on freezing the state’s renewable energy portfolio standards (RPS) mandate: From 2007 to 2013 U.S. production of natural gas from shale formations grew an amazing 783 percent, thanks to innovations such…
    Jon Sanders, April 27, 2015
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    Doesn’t matter who runs the show, cronyism wins

    This has been a week to remember for the Unsustainable Energy sector, the Puyi of the Carolinas. A campaign of utter nonsense, phony free-market posing, and shameless flat-out begging (which negated the campaign’s economic nonsense and free-market posing, if anyone took the time…
    Jon Sanders, April 22, 2015
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    Time to return NC utilities to the standard of least-cost reliable power

    My Daily Journal column today explores the importance of reviving this crucial standard in a state that guarantees its electric utilities a locked-in consumer base. The NC Ratepayers Protection Act, currently in the N.C. House, would do exactly that. State leaders set this standard aside to accommodate…
    Jon Sanders, April 21, 2015
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    Rich privileged professors, students rally to throw poor people out of work

    The News & Observer carries the news on this disgusting protest. A sea of proud white faces waiving placards to pressure well-known employers of low-skill, low-wage workers who are often racial minorities — and worse, the General Assembly — into deliberately pricing them out of work in favor…
    Jon Sanders, April 16, 2015