Archive: Thu Mar 2017 (page 2)

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    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…
    Mitch Kokai, March 16, 2017
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    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…
    Mitch Kokai, March 16, 2017
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    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…
    Mitch Kokai, March 16, 2017
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    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…
    Mitch Kokai, March 16, 2017
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    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…
    Mitch Kokai, March 16, 2017
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    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.
    Mitch Kokai, March 16, 2017