Archive: Wed Apr 2017

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    North Carolina Health Insurance Companies Won’t Be Forced To Offer Telemedicine Services

    For now. HB 283,The Telehealth Fairness Act, would have required insurance companies to pay medical providers for any health service provided via telemedicine that is otherwise covered during an in-office visit. Telemedicine has proven to be a cost-effective method to deliver care, and 32 other states already have similar…
    Katherine Restrepo, April 5, 2017
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    Foreign Exchange Students: U.S. Classes are Easy

    The “Brown Center Report on American Education,” published annually by the Brookings Institution, always offers interesting tidbits about the state of American education.  In this year’s edition, senior fellow Tom Loveless discusses results from a recent Brookings survey of 600 foreign exchange students.  The institution conducted a similar survey…
    Terry Stoops, April 5, 2017
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    Re: Judge rules Gboro redistrict unconstitutional

    In a ruling that should surprise no one, U.S. district Court Judge Catherine Eagles ruled that the N.C. General Assembly unconstitutionally redistricted the Greensboro City Council in 2015. As a result, citizens will cast their votes in the fall council election based on the districts as they currently exist.
    Sam Hieb, April 5, 2017
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    ACLU’s uneasy relationship with free speech

    Chris Potts writes at the Federalist website about a curious disconnect between the American Civil Liberties Union‘s rhetoric and its actions. Well, now, here’s a curious thing for the American Civil Liberties Union to post on its very own website. One almost wonders if their attorneys…
    Mitch Kokai, April 5, 2017
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    Watching out for Russian information scheming

    Bill Gertz of the Washington Free Beacon details disturbing news about the American government’s ability to cope with Russian technological shenanigans. Russia is engaged in wide-ranging information warfare operations aimed at undermining the United States, and the federal government has few defenses against the attacks, information…
    Mitch Kokai, April 5, 2017
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    Obama team used the government to keep tabs on Trump

    Richard Pollock of the Daily Caller details one way in which the Obama administration used the apparatus of the federal government to monitor then-presidential candidate Donald Trump. Former President Barack Obama’s national security adviser Susan Rice ordered U.S. spy agencies to produce “detailed spreadsheets” of legal…
    Mitch Kokai, April 5, 2017
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    Fighting the wrong enemy

    Jim Geraghty of National Review Online explores a key factor driving much of today’s political debate. Today’s Republicans and Democrats see completely different worlds with completely different problems. When discussing the threat of Islamist terror, conservatives and liberals can often seem to describe completely separate realities.
    Mitch Kokai, April 5, 2017
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    National Review editor ponders the ‘dumbest’ filibuster

    Rich Lowry of National Review responds to the planned filibuster of Neil Gorsuch’s nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court. Throughout its history, the United States Senate has experienced disgraceful filibusters (Strom Thurmond against the 1957 Civil Rights Act), entertaining filibusters (Huey Long in 1935 reciting a…
    Mitch Kokai, April 5, 2017