Category Archives: Regulation

New school lunch rules are in effect: Guess the impact on vegetable consumption

Elizabeth Harrington reports for the Washington Free Beacon on one interesting data point associated with the introduction of new school lunch rules. A federally funded study on the effects of First Lady Michelle Obama’s school lunch standards found that vegetable consumption has “significantly decreased” since the rules went into effect. The study, released by theContinue Reading

All benefit, no cost? Must be a government program

Oren Cass‘ article in the latest print edition of National Review offers an excellent description of federal government misuse of cost-benefit analysis. The Obama administration and its many allies in the environmental movement survey this scene and call for further regulation. In their estimation, as reflected in the cost-benefit analyses they publish to justify eachContinue Reading

New Carolina Journal Online features

Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online on an audit that raises concerns about the state dental board’s oversight of sedation permits. Roy Cordato’s Daily Journal explains why N.C. policymakers should pursue health care freedom.

Leef’s latest Forbes column focuses on another abuse of administrative law

George Leef asks Forbes readers to consider the latest incident that prompts him to question the value of administrative law. Today’s reminder comes from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), which has just suffered a severe rebuke from a federal court for another of its far-fetched “disparate impact” suits. Last March I discussed the tripContinue Reading

Definition of ‘fiduciary’ regarding your retirement account is up for debate

When politics gets involved with your investments… article from ThinkAdivsor, “U.S. Chamber of Commerce Vows to Use ‘Every Tool’ against Dept. of Labor Fiduciary Plan”.  Will this plan block you from receiving advice about rolling over your IRA…some hope not, but nobody is sure. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is prepared to use this yearContinue Reading

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

New Carolina Journal Online features

Barry Smith reports for Carolina Journal Online about N.C. distillery owners’ efforts to pursue “beverage equality.” Jon Sanders’ Daily Journal analyzes the resolution of two recent licensing-related disputes in North Carolina.

New JLF report says FCC made mistake in overturning N.C. municipal broadband law

The Federal Communications Communication’s decision last week to approve Wilson’s petition overturning a state law on municipal broadband prompts this response from JLF’s Jon Sanders: RALEIGH — The Federal Communications Commission made a mistake when it approved the city of Wilson’s petition to overturn a North Carolina law limiting municipal broadband services. A new JohnContinue Reading