Archive: Mon Mar 2017

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    A Compelling Argument for Raising the Age of Juvenile Jurisdiction

    The Citizens-Times recently published a column in which Matthew Herr — an attorney and policy analyst for Disability Rights NC — makes a powerful case for raising the age of juvenile Jurisdiction in North Carolina: Children with disabilities make up the vast majority of the youth in our…
    Jon Guze, March 6, 2017
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    Trump and HBCUs

    A wise man once told me that if don’t show up for an appointment 10 minutes early, then you’re showing up five minutes late. That’s the way it feels in the Trump era news cycle–stories that seem important one day line the birdcage the same day. So I’ll go back…
    Sam Hieb, March 6, 2017
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    Federal Plans to Restructure Medicaid Undermine Governor Roy Cooper’s Plan For Hospitals To Pay For A North Carolina Medicaid Expansion

    Despite the North Carolina legislature and other federal obstacles standing in the way, Governor Roy Cooper is relentless in attempts to expand Medicaid, the state-federal program that provides health services at no cost to low-income children, parents, pregnant women, aged, blind, and disabled. In his proposed 2017-19…
    Katherine Restrepo, March 6, 2017
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    Campus kooks get violent

    Cheyenne Roundtree reports for the Daily Mail about a disturbing incident surrounding a recent college appearance by Charles Murray. A college professor was injured by a ‘seriously scary’ and violent student mob as she escorted a conservative guest speaker off campus. Professor…
    Mitch Kokai, March 6, 2017
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    No shortage of regulations to scrap

    Louis Nelson reports for Politico on ongoing efforts to reduce federal regulatory overreach. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said Friday that he and others on the economic team of President Donald Trump “are up to our eyeballs” in their search for government regulations to be undone.
    Mitch Kokai, March 6, 2017
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    Thanks, Obama: College student bailout edition

    The staff at Investor’s Business Daily delivers another sad reminder of Barack Obama’s presidential legacy. When President Obama came into the White House eight years ago, he promised a “New Era of Responsibility.” It didn’t work out that way, particularly for student loans, leaving President Trump…
    Mitch Kokai, March 6, 2017
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    Trump and the Fed

    Vito Racanelli of Barron’s ponders the Federal Reserve‘s future in the age of Trump. One coming change few are pondering is the turnover at the Fed now that Donald Trump has the power to appoint Fed officials. By about mid-2018, there could be as…
    Mitch Kokai, March 6, 2017
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    Barron’s editorial page editor tackles ‘fair trade’

    Thomas Donlan of Barron’s focuses on puncturing myths about securing “fair” trade. It came as no surprise to hear President Donald Trump declare again that he favors government management of international business dealings. “I believe strongly in free trade, but it also has to…
    Mitch Kokai, March 6, 2017