Archive: Daily Journal

  • On Sin and Psychiatry

    As the Catholic Church and others debate the issues surrounding child sex abuse, an iconoclastic psychiatrist and libertarian brings a welcome voice of moral clarity by denying that any “diseases” can serve as a defense against criminal punishment.

  • N.C. Politics: The Bush Factor

    North Carolina Republicans are ready to jump on a bandwagon to a big victory in the November elections. But they should keep in mind who the driver of that wagon is – George W. Bush – and watch out for danger signs.

  • Myths about N.C. Taxes

    Charlotte Observer columnist Jack Betts and others have blamed the current state budget deficit on an antiquated tax system. Sorry, but the facts do not support this conclusion, and it rests on a misunderstanding of what “corporate income” is.

  • An Embarrassing Loss

    Speaker Jim Black's defeat on a sales-tax hike is the latest in a string of losses, including the lottery and redistricting. The implications for local governments and voters are numerous.

  • he Boom Wasn’t Phony

    Panicky investors, clueless media commentators, and left-wing propagandists are comparing the 1990s to the 1920s and alleging that the New Economy is phony. They are right about the comparison, but wrong about the conclusion.

  • The Boom Wasn’t Phony

    Panicky investors, clueless media commentators, and left-wing propagandists are comparing the 1990s to the 1920s and alleging that the New Economy is phony. They are right about the comparison, but wrong about the conclusion.

  • The Two Lottery Teams

    Breaking down the pro- and anti-lottery coalitions into their constituent factions helps to clarify what the debate is really about. There are at least five pro-lottery groups and six ones against, each expressing a unique point of view.

  • Reviewing the Key Races

    Now that North Carolina seems to have a legislative election in its future, let's take another look at the 27 districts across the state where all bets are off and the parties will collide.