Daily Archives: March 16, 2017

The debt ceiling back in play

Pete Kasperowicz of the Washington Examiner discusses the latest potential battle over the federal debt. The debt ceiling has returned. But unlike past debt crises, deficit hawks are hoping this new chapter ends differently — not with more unrestrained borrowing, but with some kind of commitment to reverse decades of habits that have allowed theContinue Reading

Ho,ho, ho, green giant

David Rutz and Brent Scher highlight for the Washington Free Beacon former NBA star Bill Walton’s misuse of his gig as a TV basketball analyst. NBA great Bill Walton, formerly a paid spokesman for one of the country’s largest renewable energy companies, has been using his platform as an ESPN announcer to bash coal and promote “sustainability.” WaltonContinue Reading

A pending thud for HUD?

Kathryn Watson of the Daily Caller documents the latest evidence of mismanagement at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Congress has consistently rewarded Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) officials with bigger budgets despite their demonstrated inability to manage tax dollars efficiently, but that may be about to change under President DonaldContinue Reading

Cato’s Tanner sheds light on health care debate

Michael Tanner‘s latest National Review Online column highlights some of the often-ignored realities linked to the health care reform debate. It has been barely a week since the Republican plan to (sort of) repeal and replace Obamacare was unveiled and already the proposal has been savaged from both left and right, by most of theContinue Reading

Dissecting Harvard’s take on ‘fake news’

Ben Shapiro responds at National Review Online to Harvard’s new field guide to fake news. “Fake news,” of course, is the source of all evil, according to the Left. It’s only thanks to lies that Donald Trump was elected! Instead of targeting stories that are completely false, however, the Left applies the label of “fakeContinue Reading

New Carolina Journal Online features

Sam Hieb reports for Carolina Journal Online on a recent Duke forum designed to highlight the need for election redistricting reform. John Trump’s Daily Journal highlights a little-known piece of the so-called “brunch bill” that would mean good news for the state’s distilleries.