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Commentary cover story examines Reagan’s legacy

Poking a bit of fun at those Republican politicians and pundits who invoke Ronald Reagan’s name in support of almost any cause imaginable, the latest Commentary magazine cover story carries the headline “If Ronald Reagan Were Alive Today, He Would Be 103 Years Old.” Authors Henry Olsen and Peter Wehner set out to remind usContinue Reading

Wow, that guy must have been working hard

After spotting a graphic in the latest issue of Money magazine depicting the number of hours in a typical workweek (49, up from an average of 47 hours in 2007), my amazement for Tilden Hagan’s work ethic grew exponentially. His 76-hour workweek was 55 percent longer than the average, according to his dad’s report toContinue Reading

That’s phat, not fat

Elizabeth Harrington of the Washington Free Beacon documents a critical use of taxpayer money. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) paid $88,529 to make a hip-hop cd about obesity. A research project to look into whether music can be used for obesity prevention resulted in rap songs about drinking less soda and the horrors ofContinue Reading

You mean they didn’t just need an extra month?

Sarah Hurtubise reports for the Daily Caller on new survey data involving the Obama administration’s decision to push a key Affordable Care Act deadline past the midterm election. A large majority of Americans are calling out the Obama administration’s decision last year to delay Obamacare enrollment until after midterm elections as an overtly political move,Continue Reading

Facts? We don’t need no stinking facts

Victor Davis Hanson‘s latest column at National Review Online examines the conflict between fact and progressive “truth.” Do bothersome facts matter anymore? Not really. This is an age when Americans were assured that the Affordable Care Act lowered our premiums. It cut deductibles. Obamacare allowed us to keep our doctors and health plans, and loweredContinue Reading

This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

The bureaucrats who run North Carolina’s Department of Public Instruction warned this summer about the negative impact of proposed DPI budget cuts. Now that the cuts have come to pass, Terry Stoops says the impact involves little more than eliminating vacant jobs. Stoops discusses DPI’s budget during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. SarahContinue Reading

New Carolina Journal Online features

Joe Johnson reports for Carolina Journal Online on the competitive election in N.C. Senate District 15. Becki Gray’s Daily Journal explains why this year’s legislative elections represent a referendum on recent state policy.

Even left-leaning states are getting sick of higher taxes?

S.A. Miller of the Washington Times reports some Republican gubernatorial candidates are gaining ground in solid blue states because of concerns about high tax rates. They call it “crushing the middle class” or “the big squeeze” or just plain “irresponsible.” Regardless of the description they use, Republican candidates for governor in some of the DemocraticContinue Reading

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