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Mitch Kokai

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Targeting the federal calorie labeling rule

Elizabeth Harrington of the Washington Free Beacon highlights a plea from small business owners to the Trump administration. Small businesses are pleading the Trump administration to delay an onerous Obama-era regulation requiring calorie labeling on menus, violations of which can carry jail time for mislabeling food. Trade organizations representing pizza chains, supermarkets, and convenience storesContinue Reading

Panning the carbon tax

Thomas Pyle piles up the arguments against a carbon tax in a National Review Online column. Conservatives have long been the voice for limited government, lower taxes, free markets, and individual liberty. But recently, a small but persistent group of Republicans are trying to persuade conservatives to abandon these principles and embrace a national energyContinue Reading

Want better art? Dump NEA funding

Kevin Williamson of National Review Online explains why the National Endowment for the Arts ought to be defunded “for art’s sake.” Of course we should kill the National Endowment for the Arts — not because we don’t care about art, but because we do. The ladies and gentlemen of the NEA are the Medicis ofContinue Reading

Putting Putin in perspective

Christopher Caldwell explains in the latest issue of Hillsdale College’s Imprimis why Russians support strongman Vladimir Putin more than they support democratic capitalism. Russia retains elements of a kleptocracy based on oligarchic control of natural resources. But we must remember that Putin inherited that kleptocracy. He did not found it. The transfer of Russia’s naturalContinue Reading

This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

Gov. Roy Cooper and N.C. Senate leader Phil Berger offered contrasting views of the State of the State during a public address this month. Rick Henderson sifts through their comments for the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Terry Stoops addresses Cooper’s public praise for a Raleigh school teacher who spends money from her ownContinue Reading

New Carolina Journal Online features

Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online on a bill to expand taxpayer subsidies for the N.C. film industry. Roy Cordato’s Daily Journal highlights key problems tied to the American Health Care Act.

The history of presidential disaster management

It’s hard to imagine a modern-day president ignoring a large-scale natural or manmade disaster. But presidential responses to disasters have evolved over time. Presidential historian and former Bush administration official Tevi Troy examines the history of disaster management from the White House in the book Shall We Wake The President? Troy shared key themes fromContinue Reading

Future uncertain for GOP’s Obamacare alternative

Katherine Restrepo submits the following: Today 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 aContinue Reading

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