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Mitch Kokai

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Leef offers another reason to give thanks (for nothing) to Justice Kennedy

George Leef’s latest Forbes column focuses on U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy’s role in helping states that want to tax Internet commerce. Probably the greatest rarity among politicians would be one who said (and really believed), “The government collects plenty of money as it is and I don’t want to plunder the taxpayers anyContinue Reading






The benefits of growth without the growth

Andy Puzder explains in a Real Clear Politics column why Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s policies would not lead to the benefits she promises. After Monday’s debate, one thing remains crystal clear: Secretary Clinton believes that government can create the benefits of economic growth without any actual economic growth. Burdened by politically motivated policies thatContinue Reading






Federalist column highlights EMP danger

Those who heard James Carafano‘s recent presentation for the John Locke Foundation will not be surprised by a new Federalist column from James Hyde. It explains the real danger emanating from North Korea’s efforts to develop nuclear weapons. … [I]gnoring Kim Jong Un is an error we may not live to regret. What kind ofContinue Reading






Stepping up the government’s role in maternity leave

Hadley Heath Manning understands the typical conservative arguments (involving costs and constitutionality) against federal government involvement in maternity leave. She also understands that nonconservatives reject those arguments. So her Washington Examiner column offers other reasons to reject a federal government role in addressing this issue. Americans who believe that government maternity leave programs would improveContinue Reading






The danger of … Harry Potter?

Katherine Timpf of National Review Online highlights the latest case of campus craziness. A student at the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse filed a report with the campus “Hate Response Team” claiming that a mural of a Harry Potter character on campus was transphobic, ableist, and a representation of “white power.” According to HeatContinue Reading






The limits of Trump’s appeal

Ian Tuttle of National Review Online offers a scathing analysis of Donald Trump’s shoot-from-the-lip approach to communicating an electoral message. The current pope, unlike his predecessor, has the gift of gab. But he has discovered, in his new role, that there is such a thing as talking too much. The secular media’s knowledge of theContinue Reading






New Carolina Journal Online features

Don Carrington reports for Carolina Journal Online on the Raleigh attorney who says his legal fight with the State Bar could have implications for other N.C. licensing boards. Rick Henderson’s Daily Journal examines the “myth” of doom-and-gloom arguments about the economic impact of North Carolina’s controversial House Bill 2.






About those ‘fact checks’

If you have a sneaking suspicion that newspaper “fact checks” don’t always meet the definition of “factual,” Kelly Riddell of the Washington Times offers you some additional evidence to support your theory. The media coverage on the presidential contest seems to have come down to “fact-checking,” with The New York Times, The Washington Post andContinue Reading






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