Archive: Apr 2017

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    DC Circuit halts the Clean Power Plan lawsuit

    This may represents a win for President Trump, but it’s also a big win for North Carolinians. The Washington Post reports that A federal court on Friday granted the Trump administration’s request to suspend lawsuits against the Clean Power Plan rule, signaling the likely end of President…
    Jon Sanders, April 28, 2017
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    Government shutdown? Trump plans to blame the Dems

    Pete Kasperowicz of the Washington Examiner highlights the president’s approach to a possible partial federal government shutdown. President Trump on Thursday made it clear he’s prepared to blame a possible government shutdown on Democrats, who he said are making too many demands for a bill to…
    Mitch Kokai, April 28, 2017
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    The politics of ‘hate speech’ charges

    Scott Greer writes at the Daily Caller about the political motivations underlying charges of “hate speech.” “Hate speech” has risen to the fore of public debate recently thanks to the turmoil surrounding Ann Coulter’s just cancelled appearance at UC Berkeley. … … All of the furor…
    Mitch Kokai, April 28, 2017
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    Taking on ‘handmaid hysteria’

    Heather Wilhelm uses a National Review Online column to rebut wild-eyed commentators who believe today’s America resembles the dystopia described in Margaret Atwood’s Handmaid’s Tale. Sheesh. You’d think that, as a woman, I would have noticed the collapse of the world around me, but hey, it’s…
    Mitch Kokai, April 28, 2017
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    Ending the corporate income tax

    Kevin Williamson explains at National Review Online why President Trump should take an even bolder step in addressing the federal corporate income tax. Donald Trump’s tax plan calls for reducing the corporate-income tax to 15 percent. That’s about 15 points too high. Mitt Romney was mocked…
    Mitch Kokai, April 28, 2017
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    North Carolina will host a series of NCAA championship events in the years ahead. The college sports organization’s recent announcement has prompted a mix of reactions from supporters and opponents of the now-repealed House Bill 2. Rick Henderson analyzes those reactions for the next edition of Carolina Journal…
    Mitch Kokai, April 28, 2017
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    The latest Carolina Journal Online parody describes basketball great Michael Jordan’s fight against a bill to name the bobcat as North Carolina’s state cat. John Trump’s Daily Journal laments the watering down of a bill that could have removed distribution restrictions for N.C. craft brewers.
    Mitch Kokai, April 28, 2017
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    Gboro performing arts center breaks ground….

    Local and state dignitaries—including Gov. Roy Cooper*—gathered in downtown Greensboro to (finally) break ground on the Steven Tanger Center for the Performing Arts: The ceremony followed a special Greensboro City Council meeting Tuesday night, when the council voted 8-1 to spend up to $2.5 million on Phase 1 of…
    Sam Hieb, April 27, 2017