New RNC Chairman Michael Steele was a featured speaker at the Civitas Institute's 2007 Conservative Leadership Conference. Check out this short video where Steele outlines his definition of conservative values.
Monthly Archives: January 2009
That's how much the North Carolina government, and thus taxpayers, will pay just to service the state debt this year according to the NC Treasurer's office. The total state debt is now in excess of $6 billion (roughly 30% the size of the entire budget for the state for a year). And to top it […]
The Winston-Salem Journal takes to its editorial page today with its support for an independent redistricting commission. And good for them. It's a subject that needs to be discussed, but just isn't as sexy as taxes or smoking or filling $2 billion budget holes. As the General Assembly begins its work in Raleigh, there is […]
The Freeman today has this outstanding piece which succinctly makes the case for why the current wave of Keynesian thinking leads to terrible policy. This passage is especially insightful: There’s been a good deal of wrangling over how the government should spend the “stimulus” money. But to a good Keynesian, this must be frustrating because […]
State Treasurer Janet Cowell would like for her office to be added to the "pilot" program for public-financing of campaigns according to the N&O. Well of course she does, she's an incumbent, and what better way to guarantee your reelection than to limit the amount of money that can be spent to defeat you. Just […]