Posted in campaign 2016 Media NC legislature NCGOP Politics

#ncga: smoke, mirrors, Jones Street and the treasurer’s office

There is an eye-opening report out from the highly-respected, free market-oriented Mercatus Center at George Mason University.  Apparently, something may be rotten in Princess Janet’s kingdom:  […] Real state spending per capita has increased fourfold in North Carolina since 1970. Three sources of revenue allowed for…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Media Obama Politics

The DNC in NC: cheering abortion, booing God, and LITERALLY soaking the rich

Well, the freak show in Charlotte is winding down.  We’ve been treated to a celebration of abortion, the booing of God, and serious – I think – attempts to make us believe things are going GREAT.  (By the way, check out the latest economic /…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Media Politics

Drip — Drip — Drip: Details slowly leaking out on Cowell, Bowles and Facebook

          John Frank and The N&O have decided to finally start sniffing around about Janet Cowell’s Facebook gambit with state employee retirement funds: State Treasurer Janet Cowell is coming under fire from state employees and retirees who are raising questions about…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Media Politics

Janet Cowell & Erskine Bowles: Quid Pro Quo on Facebook fiasco?

      After  our recent post on Facebook’s woes potentially impacting the race for North Carolina state treasurer, I got a call from a faithful reader of this site who also happens to be a long-time stockbroker: “So, Mr. Bowles hosts a fundraiser for…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Economy Politics

Facebook’s woes may blow back on NC treasurer, become election issue

          State Treasurer has typically been one of those races that stays below the political radar.  Everyone seems to focus all of their attention on more glamorous presidential, congressional and gubernatorial races.  But the hubbub over Facebook’s fiscal  faceplant following the…