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Judge trashes EPA response to transparency efforts

C.J. Ciaramella reports for the Washington Free Beacon on a federal judge’s blistering denouncement of the Environmental Protection Agency’s response to a Freedom of Information Act request. A federal judge rebuked the Environmental Protection Agency on Monday for discriminating against a conservative group, saying the agency was either lying or apathetic in its response toContinue Reading

Hanson sets out four criteria for GOP contenders

Victor Davis Hanson‘s latest column at National Review Online offers some advice for would-be Republican presidential contenders. The usual criteria for political success — plenty of New York and Washington IOUs, youthful vigor, good looks, glibness, access to lots of money — aren’t sufficient any longer to galvanize the Republican party or get out theContinue Reading

Cordato cries no tears over falling fuel prices

The latest issue of Fortune magazine devotes nine pages to an article about fears that falling oil prices might signal that the North Dakota shale oil boom is nearing its end. Roy Cordato reminds us that the falling gas prices that cause concerns for oil companies represent good news for everyone else. Gasoline and otherContinue Reading

Cronies prefer special breaks to real reforms

That’s one potential lesson from Tory Newmyer’s article in the latest Fortune magazine about the Business Roundtable’s recent performance on Capitol Hill. Suspend your disbelief for a moment, fellow citizens. Here is a fact that defies everything you’ve come to know and believe about the workings of American policy: Big business is a mere featherweightContinue Reading

Businessweek focuses on the significance of King v. Burwell

The latest issue of Bloomberg Businessweek focuses on the potential impact of the Affordable Care Act lawsuit that heads today to the U.S. Supreme Court for oral arguments. Joshua Green spotlights one particularly interested person who has bucked the trend of remaining silent about the possible implications of the plaintiffs winning King v. Burwell. AContinue Reading

New Carolina Journal Online features

Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online on N.C. legislators’ cost concerns surrounding efforts to track Medicaid eligibility. John Hood’s Daily Journal recommends a balanced media diet.

N.C. Court of Appeals rejects arguments from convicted Wake County murderer

A unanimous three-judge panel of the N.C. Court of Appeals has rejected arguments from Grant Hayes, the Wake County man convicted in 2013 of first-degree murder in the death of Laura Ackerson, the mother of Hayes’ two children. You might remember this case from its grisly details. Authorities say Hayes and his wife killed Ackerson,Continue Reading

Markets help us live in harmony

Hoover Institution economist Russ Roberts devoted his Duke University Hayek Lecture Monday to comparing Adam Smith’s and Friedrich Hayek’s views on the role of markets in helping us live in harmony. Click play below to watch the 1:08:45 event.

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