Daily Archives: March 22, 2017

Tomorrow ObamaCare Turns Seven Years Old. What’s In Store For The Year Ahead?

Tomorrow marks the seventh birthday of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). It might not make it to eight. That all depends, of course, on whether the House GOP can get enough party line votes to push their ACA “repeal” bill over to the Senate. Interestingly enough, Republicans are facing similar situations as Democrats did backContinue Reading

About that big drop in NC energy emissions this century

What do all these things have in common? Curious? Read “The Market Forces Behind North Carolina’s Falling Emissions” to find out.

N.C. charter law receives a C+ in annual ranking

The Center for Education Reform (CER) released their annual charter school law report card today.  North Carolina is tied with Texas and Utah for the 12th best charter school law in the nation and is only one point shy of receiving a B. We would improve our grade if we allowed multiple authorizers to operateContinue Reading

Your regular HB2 update….

For starters, sportswriters can’t seem to get enough of that wise old philosopher—-UNC coach Roy Williams—-waxing on the ill-effects of HB2 on our fair state. All I can say is Roy hit the nail n the head when he said he “may not be the smartest but I’m darn sure not the dumbest.” I thinkContinue Reading

The private sector and America’s best infrastructure

Edward Hamberger writes at the Washington Examiner about one area in which American infrastructure stands out. If death and taxes are certainties in life, so too now is the fact that America’s public infrastructure is failing. Without real leadership and dollars, this will not change. The American Society of Civil Engineers recently graded America’s infrastructureContinue Reading

Coddling college students

Elizabeth Harrington of the Washington Free Beacon details new “safe space” guidelines at a major public university. The University of Arizona is encouraging college students to cry “ouch!” when they hear something offensive, make artwork about race relations, have story time, play four corners, and take a “time out” if they feel uncomfortable. A newContinue Reading

The House Freedom Caucus and Obamacare repeal

Juliegrace Brufke reports for the Daily Caller on the U.S. House Freedom Caucus’ role in the debate about the American Health Care Act. Members of the House Freedom Caucus said the leadership-backed Obamacare repeal legislation, which is slated to go to vote Thursday, is far from where it needs to be to gain their supportContinue Reading

An addiction to entitlements

Dennis Prager uses a National Review Online column to probe problems connected to American government entitlements. There is one addiction, however, that might be more difficult than any other to escape – in part because it is not even regarded as an addiction. It is Entitlements Addiction, an addiction to getting something for nothing. OneContinue Reading