Archive: Fri Feb 2017

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    So why are NC’s energy-based emissions falling this century? Oh, and: NC’s energy-based emissions are falling this century

    Read about this in my Spotlight report on The Market Forces Behind North Carolina’s Falling Emissions. If you’d like a hint, these charts: go a long way toward explaining this graph:…
    Jon Sanders, February 3, 2017
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    DeVos and Duncan

    For starters, it looks as though Sen. Thom Tillis will support Secretary of Education nominee Betsy DeVos, setting up a showdown vote next week in which Vice President Mike Pence will a 50-50 tie. Meanwhile, the Chicago Tribune endorses DeVos. Not necessarily a surprise, but note the Tribune’s…
    Sam Hieb, February 3, 2017
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    How the GOP can address health ‘insurance for everybody’

    Tevi Troy joins Lanhee Chen for a Washington Post column exploring President Trump’s approach to repealing and replacing Obamacare. For too long, Republicans have shied away from calling for “universal coverage” because they’ve equated it with the Democratic push for a government-run, single-payer health-care…
    Mitch Kokai, February 3, 2017
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    Advice for off-the-wall Trump protesters

    Mollie Hemingway of the Federalist offers some food for thought to those whose goal in life revolves around opposition to Donald Trump. These rioters and social media activists are trying to make the same case they tried to make throughout 2016, only louder and…
    Mitch Kokai, February 3, 2017
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    An immediate impact on regulations

    Pete Kasperowicz of the Washington Examiner documents the immediate impact President Trump’s administration has made on federal regulations. The volume of regulations that pours out of the federal government has been cut dramatically under President Trump, who so far is publishing a daily federal…
    Mitch Kokai, February 3, 2017
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    Placing Trump’s Supreme Court choice in perspective

    Jonathan Tobin‘s National Review Online column offers a better assessment of the Neil Gorsuch nomination than the New York Times offers. You’re shocked, I know. It didn’t matter that Judge Neil Gorsuch was a highly respected jurist or that his stature as a leading…
    Mitch Kokai, February 3, 2017
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    National Review columnist asks simple question about the Democratic Party

    Kevin Willianson‘s latest National Review Online column asks: What is the Democratic Party? The popular progressive understanding of the Republican party and conservative movement is something like this: It is, at heart, a conspiracy of corporate oligarchs who use a collection of so-called social…
    Mitch Kokai, February 3, 2017
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    With Barack Obama out of the White House, congressional Republicans should have an easier time scrapping and replacing Obamacare. Katherine Restrepo examines GOP health care reform ideas during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Roy Cordato explores North Carolina’s recent dramatic improvement in national rankings of state…
    Mitch Kokai, February 3, 2017