Archive: Wed Feb 2017

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    McShane: Rethink School Accountability

    In a recent piece for U.S. News and World Report, Michael McShane, director of education policy at the Show-Me Institute and an adjunct scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, nails it. Differing conceptions of accountability have become equated with being “for” or “against” the idea, in toto. But which is…
    Terry Stoops, February 1, 2017
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    Tillis speaks out against Trump immigration policy

    Sen. Thom Tillis— along with Democratic U.S. Sens. Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire and Claire McCaskill of Missouri —-sent a letter to Defense Secretary James “Mad Dog” Mattis expressing concern about “one aspect” of President Trump’s executive order restricting refugees—the detainment of Iraqis who supported U.S. armed forces: “Over…
    Sam Hieb, February 1, 2017
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    The court campaign

    Before President Trump had announced his Supreme Court nominee, Ryan Lovelace of the Washington Examiner detailed plans to help secure that nominee’s confirmation. Conservative groups are finalizing their strategy for a multimillion-dollar campaign to help get President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee confirmed.
    Mitch Kokai, February 1, 2017
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    That’s a lot of red tape

    Elizabeth Harrington of the Washington Free Beacon tallies the cost savings tied to President Trump’s effort to roll back unnecessary federal regulations. In one of his first acts as president, Donald Trump effectively halted nearly $200 billion worth of regulations, according to a new…
    Mitch Kokai, February 1, 2017
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    Helping Trump through lawsuits

    Conservative policymakers interested in helping President Trump get rid of overly burdensome regulations might consider suing him. Christopher Bedford of the Daily Caller explains why one state-level official is making that recommendation. Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley has a plan for helping the new…
    Mitch Kokai, February 1, 2017
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    Hanson offers Democrats a diagnosis

    Victor Davis Hanson uses his latest National Review Online column to treat the Democratic Party as a patient in need of a diagnosis. If progressives were to become empiricists, they would look at the symptoms of the last election and come up with disinterested…
    Mitch Kokai, February 1, 2017
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    National Review editor explores claims that Trump’s actions are ‘un-American’

    Rich Lowry‘s latest column at National Review Online responds to critics of the Trump administration’s order involving immigration restrictions. The surefire way to bring the word “un-American” into vogue is to propose a restriction on immigration, no matter how minor. Democrats, who…
    Mitch Kokai, February 1, 2017
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online on a libertarian analyst’s criticism of President Trump’s immigration order. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains why the federal government should reduce, not increase, its involvement in funding transportation projects.
    Mitch Kokai, February 1, 2017