Daily Archives: March 6, 2017

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 criminal justice system. At least two-thirds of the youthContinue Reading

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 to the the president’s meetingContinue Reading

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 budget released last week, the first recommended changeContinue Reading

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 Allison Stanger at Middlebury College in Vermont suffered a neck injury after herContinue Reading

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. Trump, who campaigned on an economic message of growth andContinue Reading

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 with a huge mess to clean up. In fact,Continue Reading

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 many as five new Trump appointees out of 12 FOMC votingContinue Reading

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 be fair trade,” Trump said in his speech last Tuesday toContinue Reading