About: Mitch Kokai
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The latest Bloomberg Businessweek features an article that reminds us of the importance of looking beyond just the promises and intentions of a given policy. In this case, the policy in question is corporate wellness programs. The rise of wellness programs has been accompanied by a proliferation of medical tests. Public health guidelines recommend cholesterolContinue Reading
Written on May 21, 2013 at 7:13 am
Categories: Health care
No, that headline isn’t serious. But it makes more sense than the mythical Republican war on women from the 2012 election campaign. Why? I’ll let the latest Bloomberg Businessweek explain. While men dominate North Dakota’s shale-oil industry, women in the region are starting complementary service businesses ranging from oil-well geology to occupational testing to day-careContinue Reading
As pundits and scribes continue to look for “root causes” of the IRS scandal, Jonathan Tobin of Commentary points to an important fact: Liberals run the federal government. The details provided by the Times investigation are interesting in that they give us a sense of the timeline of the targeting and the inadequate nature ofContinue Reading
Tevi Troy doesn’t think so, as he explains in a Weekly Standard review of a new book on the topic from Indiana University professor David Orentlicher. The professor, a former Democratic state representative, believes the country ought to have a bipartisan dual presidency, with each co-president endorsing all actions. Underlying Orentlicher’s concept is the mythContinue Reading
Written on May 21, 2013 at 7:03 am
Barry Smith reports for Carolina Journal Online that the Senate budget plan includes a new fee for drivers of electric and hybrid vehicles. Kristen Blair’s Daily Journal questions the wisdom of allowing young children to spend lots of time with iPads and other digital devices.
John Locke Foundation researchers offer this initial assessment of the state Senate’s budget plan: RALEIGH — Spending slightly less than Gov. Pat McCrory’s General Fund budget plan, the N.C. Senate’s $20.56 billion proposal would move state government spending in the right direction. The John Locke Foundation’s chief budget analyst offers that assessment. She says senatorsContinue Reading
Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online that a state House committee will consider Tuesday a bill to create a new “telepsychiatry” program to help deliver mental health services more effectively.
More than a quarter-century after economist Thomas Sowell wrote a book defining A Conflict of Visions, his ideas still can help us assess the fault lines in current political battles. That’s the idea Rick Henderson presented during a presentation today to the John Locke Foundation’s Shaftesbury Society. In the video clip below, Henderson outlines theContinue Reading
Written on May 20, 2013 at 1:42 pm
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- May 1, 2013 on Stossel previews ObamaCare’s impact
- February 11, 2013 on Grammy awards recap
- January 25, 2013 on Split N.C. Supreme Court means earlier court ruling favoring ex-felon’s gun rights stands
- July 13, 2012 on Want a “free” Obama bumper sticker?
- June 22, 2012 on Malkin examines the Democrats’ upcoming gathering in Charlotte