Category Archives: Regulation

The growing federal regulatory burden

Michael Bastasch reports for the Daily Caller on the Obama administration’s latest regulatory plans. While millions of Americans prepare to stuff themselves with Turkey and pie, the Obama administration quietly released its plans for 2,224 federal rules Friday — a preview of just how many more regulations the president is attempting to issue before heContinue Reading

New Carolina Journal Online features

Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online on N.C. congressman David Rouzer’s concerns about the negative economic impacts of federal water and energy rules. John Hood’s Daily Journal argues that two recent accusations of pay-to-play practices in N.C. government point to the need for North Carolina to establish an office overseeing privatization of public services.

Obamacare and the nation’s largest health insurer

Philip Klein of the Washington Examiner documents another round of bad news for the Affordable Care Act. UnitedHealth Group, the largest insurance company in the U.S., on Thursday slashed its earnings outlook, citing new problems related to Obamacare, and told investors it may exit the program’s exchanges. “In recent weeks, growth expectations for individual exchangeContinue Reading

This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

The N.C. Supreme Court could decide next year the fate of the state’s Map Act, which gives the N.C. Department of Transportation unlimited power to thwart development of property within designated highway corridors. Jon Guze explains in the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio why he’s filed a friend-of-the-court brief supporting property owners’ arguments againstContinue Reading

The research behind a call for a $12 minimum hourly wage

Sean Higgins probes for Washington Examiner readers the scant research backing Hillary Clinton’s endorsement of a $12 minimum hourly wage. Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton cited economist Alan Krueger during a debate Saturday to defend her position that the federal minimum wage, currently $7.25 an hour, should be $12 an hour, not the $15 thatContinue Reading

New Carolina Journal Online features

Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online on the prospects for electoral redistricting reform in North Carolina in 2016. John Hood’s Daily Journal makes the case for fighting overregulation in North Carolina.

New Carolina Journal Online features

Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online on two N.C. lawmakers’ promises to continue working to end state renewable energy mandates. Katherine Restrepo’s Daily Journal explains how direct primary care can help limit health care costs.

Barron’ editorial page editor touts free-trade deal

Thomas Donlan of Barron’s offers his assessment of the latest high-profile free-trade proposal. Trade issues confuse citizens and politicians. The economic benefits of trade are so universal and so powerful that only those most willing to ignore the national interest can find costs to outweigh the benefits. But there are costs, and it’s undeniable thatContinue Reading