(3.09.12) Cheers to the Risktakers, Innovators, and Funders
Capitalism’s critics have painted an ugly portrait of the people who support new ventures that make our lives better.
(1.20.12) In the Spirit of New Beginnings
A new year offers both liberals and conservatives an opportunity to make productive changes.
(1.19.12) Americans Show Little Appetite for ‘Tax Me More’
RALEIGH — From fiscal years 2006-11, the federal government accepted more than $10 million in gifts from taxpayers to help pay for programs. An attempt last year to allow similar contributions to North Carolina government failed to get out of the legislature.
(11.18.11) Endure and Prosper In the Face of Adversity
Recent polls paint a pessimistic picture for America’s future.
(11.15.11) Meddlesome Federal Fingers Raise Costs For All
At the heart of new federal safety regulations is a belief that danger lurks everywhere and that without government action terrible things will ensue.
(10.27.11) Durham Uses City TV Station To Push County Tax Hike
DURHAM — Durham City Attorney Patrick Baker told resident Dick Ford he knows of no legal prohibition that prevents the city from using its TV station to advocate for a county referendum, which will be decided Nov. 8.
(10.18.11) OC Sends Students Home With Materials On Tax Referendum
HILLSBOROUGH — Opponents of the tax increase say fliers, ads, web page, and other materials being used by the county and funded by a $50,000 appropriation from commissioners cross the line from informing the public about the ballot item to advocating a “yes” vote on the tax hike.
(9.30.11) Overly Meddlesome Federal Fingers Raise Costs For Us All
The Consumer Product Safety Commission takes aim at table saws.
(9.14.11) Durham Rescue Mission Serves Needy Without Government Support
DURHAM — Last year, 65 percent of mission donations came from individuals, churches, and businesses. Another 30 percent came from mission-operated thrift stores, and 3 percent was generated by Temps to the Rescue.
(8.26.11) Drafting Some Memos To The Government
I expect to take care of myself and be held accountable for my actions. I want government to step in only to accomplish things I can’t reasonably be expected to handle on my own.