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Mitch Kokai

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Ditching the Paris climate agreement

Stephen Moore and Timothy Doescher explain at Investor’s Business Daily why the Trump administration should walk away from the Paris climate deal. In recent weeks the Trump administration has intimated that it may abandon one of the president’s most important campaign promises, which is to withdraw America from the deeply-flawed Paris Climate Agreement. Donald TrumpContinue Reading

Anti-science liberals

Paul Offit writes at the Daily Beast about an anti-science bias among progressives. If you don’t believe in the existence of the anti-science left, just walk into a Whole Foods store. At Whole Foods, you can buy products guaranteed to be free of: (1) one of the most important scientific advances in the 20th centuryContinue Reading

Barron’s bashes the BAT

Gene Epstein‘s latest Barron’s cover story explains his objections to a proposed border adjustment tax designed to boost American exports. The proposed border adjustment tax is so complicated that even its advocates can’t agree on how its disruptive effects on the U.S. economy will play out, and there’s nothing to love about that. The BATContinue Reading

Doctors’ role in controlling health care costs

Peter Levin explains in a Barron’s editorial commentary how physicians can help rein in health care costs. The American health-care system was built on physicians practicing independently or in small groups, with fees for service paid directly by the patients or their families. Nowadays, fee-for-service medicine is out of favor because it is viewed asContinue Reading

New Carolina Journal Online features

Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online on concerns surrounding ratepayer subsidies of the renewable energy industry in North Carolina. John Hood’s Daily Journal highlights a plan to help update the state’s court system.

N.C. Supreme Court keeps three eugenics compensation cases alive

The N.C. Supreme Court has reversed the state Court of Appeals and revived three separate lawsuits involving the state’s eugenics compensation program. All three cases involve the estates of eugenics victims who died before a 2013 deadline set in the compensation law. The state’s highest court agreed unanimously that the Appeals Court has jurisdiction toContinue Reading

Couldn’t happen to nicer guys: EPA edition

John Siciliano of the Washington Examiner details the potential impact of President Trump’s budget proposal on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The Environmental Protection Agency’s budget would be slashed from $8.3 billion to $5.7 billion under President Trump’s proposed fiscal year 2018 budget plan. That amounts to a 31 percent cut in the agency’s budget,Continue Reading

Losing the ‘information war’

Bill Gertz of the Washington Free Beacon details disturbing news about the American government’s ability to counter foreign propaganda. Foreign nations including China and Russia along with the Islamic State are conducting information warfare against the United States and the federal government is ill prepared to counter it, information warfare experts told Congress on Wednesday.Continue Reading

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