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Giddily Doling out Taxpayers’ Dough

The wheels have come off the bus. Those who did not see last Tuesday’s Mecklenburg County Commission budget straw vote may be led to believe that the board methodically and pragmatically went through the budget line by line, ensuring that taxpayer dollars were well-spent. If so, they would be misled. Let me be clear: Tuesday […]

June 15, 2013 | Posted in Char-Meck Beat,County Beat,Matthew Ridenhour | Read More »

Deer Hunting With A .50 CAL

A lot has been said about gun control recently, and today the President announced many changes to current gun laws, while referencing our nation’s “rich hunting and sporting traditions.” It seems that every time the gun control debate heats up again, federal politicians always discuss hunting and target shooting, while selectively ignoring the true motivations […]

January 16, 2013 | Posted in House Guests,Matthew Ridenhour,National | Read More »

The Old North State goes to Florida

Seersucker? Check! Gingham? Check! Lucky red pants? Check! Bags are packed and I’m ready to head to Tampa as a delegate from North Carolina! While I’m down there avoiding hurricanes and taking in the sights and sounds of my first Republican National Convention, I’m going to be posting daily updates on Pundit House about my […]

August 24, 2012 | Posted in Matthew Ridenhour | Read More »


By now I am sure you know about the OccupyCharlotte group which is campi–er, protesting outside of the government center.  This morning I dropped by to see what the hullabaloo is all about.  I counted 39 sleeping tents, two mess tents (food), one first aid tent, and one welcome tent.  There were only about 6 people […]

October 18, 2011 | Posted in City Beat,County Beat,Matthew Ridenhour | Read More »

An Evening With The Swiss Timothy Geithner

About a week ago I was contacted by Arther Honegger with Swiss TV, inquiring if I would be interested in being filmed for a program that is their version of 60 Minutes. He wanted to interview me as a tea partier, because Franz Zurbrugg (Director General of the Swiss Finance Administration) was coming to Charlotte […]

February 10, 2011 | Posted in House Guests,Matthew Ridenhour | Read More »

Lady Liberty’s Pat-Down

“A man’s country is not a certain area of land, of mountains, rivers, and woods, but it is a principle; and patriotism is loyalty to that principle.” – George William Curtis This month I have gone on two trips by car; one taking me south through Atlanta, across Alabama, and up to Memphis, and the other […]

November 24, 2010 | Posted in House Guests,Matthew Ridenhour | Read More »

Rights, Privileges And The Military

Editor’s Note: This should have been included when the column was originally published; it would have cleared up a lot of confusion and misperceptions. Matthew Ridenhour wrote it as a Marine and a political thinker, and as one of this site’s valued House Guest contributors, unrelated to his role as a leader of the local […]

October 27, 2010 | Posted in House Guests,Matthew Ridenhour,National | Read More »

High Tea Or High Noon?

Much ado has been made over the NC 8th Congressional District race, which grows stranger by the day.  With more plot twists than an indie film, this primary runoff election has it all: from The Big Guy to The Machine Gun, from threatened lawsuits to heroin, from the military-industrial complex to the sports segment on […]

June 2, 2010 | Posted in Matthew Ridenhour | Read More »

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