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Mitch Kokai

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Phase two of health care reform

Susan Ferrechio of the Washington Examiner details this week’s plans for addressing health care reform on Capitol Hill. House Republicans this week will begin debating a series of healthcare reform proposals aimed at winning over GOP lawmakers who are reluctant to support the main GOP proposal to start whittling away at Obamacare. The proposals wouldContinue Reading

Gorsuch and ‘red-state’ Democrats

Bill McMorris of the Washington Free Beacon details one strategy designed to boost support for U.S. Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch. A major conservative judicial activist hopes to give Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch a boost in his confirmation battle by targeting Democrats up for reelection in Republican states. The Judicial Crisis Network (JCN) plansContinue Reading

Former JLF speaker resigns at EPA

Michael Bastasch of the Daily Caller details infighting at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that involves a former John Locke Foundation Shaftesbury Society speaker. A senior member of the Trump administration’s beachhead team at the EPA unexpectedly resigned over concerns of the “integrity” of political appointees and career employees. David Schnare was expected to takeContinue Reading

Hollywood and politics

Kevin Williamson of National Review Online labels politics “the new cocaine” in Hollywood. “The thing you have to understand is the extent to which politics has come to dominate social life here,” says my lunch companion. “This isn’t a night-life city anymore. You’re expected to attend breakfast meetings. You’re not up late partying. And politicsContinue Reading

Heritage expert defends Trump’s immigration order

Hans von Spakovsky highlights in a National Review Online column the judicial experts who argue that President Trump’s immigration order is legal and constitutional. What kind of judges fill the ranks of the federal judiciary these days? More often than not, unfortunately, it’s the kind who refuse to follow the law and the Constitution, andContinue Reading

New Carolina Journal Online features

Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online on legislative efforts to fight opioid abuse in North Carolina. John Trump’s Daily Journal explains how Gov. Roy Cooper unintentionally made a case for a stronger civil society.

Leef highlights new movie on eminent domain abuse

George Leef’s latest Forbes column focuses on a new film that dramatizes the infamous U.S. Supreme Court case that sanctioned eminent domain abuse. The Supreme Court’s 2005 ruling in Kelo v. New London was that year’s blockbuster. Literally. The Court gave its blessing to the use of eminent domain to destroy blocks of housing soContinue Reading

Turning the health care debate back in the right direction

Steve Karp explains in an American Thinker column why the national debate over health insurance ignores a larger challenge facing American health care. The terms health insurance and medical care are often used interchangeably. They are, however, quite different concepts, and once understood, who benefits or loses becomes apparent. For decades, Americans have been fedContinue Reading

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