Archive: Carolina Critic

  • Obama-Wall Street Scam Exposed

    Far from advocating a minimal, night-watchman state, the big Wall Street firms earn such enormous profits from financing federal debt that a shrinking state is the last thing they would ever want. An expanding government that borrows heavily guarantees buckets of money in their coffers — far more than the…

  • Slivinski Has Good Advice for GOP

    In Buck Wild, Stephen Slivinski, at the time the director of budget studies at the Cato Institute, explores the previous 25 years of Republican governance, from Ronald Reagan’s halting moves to rein in federal spending through the first decade of postwar congressional rule by the GOP, and how the Republican…

  • Voegeli Shows That, For Liberals, There’s Never Enough Spending

    Don’t get me wrong. William Voegeli’s Never Enough: America’s Limitless Welfare State is an excellent book, not to mention a very important book as Republicans at both the state and federal levels seek to reverse two years of Democratic policies that have brought our country to the brink of insolvency.

  • Freedom Has an Inadvertently Conservative Message

    Freedom is either the biggest punking of liberal dogma perpetrated in a long time or the best written inadvertent debunking of liberal assumptions ever. Jonathan Franzen doesn't much like conservatives and misunderstands America, but try as he might, Freedom — which he intends as an ode to the European vision…

  • Pursuit of Justice an Eyeopener

    Even the most ardent, minimal-state libertarians generally agree that the administration of justice is a core function of government. The kinds of efficiency questions that routinely are asked of other (and more controversial) governmental activities are seldom asked with respect to its running of the justice system. The Pursuit of…

  • Armey Writes ‘Tea Party’ Primer

    Like millions of average Americans, I have attended a Tea Party. Have you ever wondered how, in the 21st century, so many Americans have associated with groups named after the original Boston Tea Party of 1773? Have you wondered where this movement originated? Who leads it? What are the values…

  • Seven Events Makes Connections Most of Us Haven’t Thought About

    Larry Schweikart, co-author of A Patriot’s History of the United States, writes, “The most important – and interesting — parts of history to understand are those that spark deep and significant changes but are not necessarily obvious.” This can be as simple as looking beneath the whitecaps of Yorktown, Pearl…