Category Archives: Regulation

Cato’s Tanner asks: What happens next if the high court strikes down Obamacare subsidies?

The U.S. Supreme Court could rule next June that the language of the Affordable Care Act means what it says: that the federal government cannot provide health insurance subsidies to people who live outside states with state-based health insurance exchanges. If the court rules that way, that would not mean an immediate end to Obamacare.Continue Reading

Forbes ponders capitalism’s life-saving powers

The latest issue of Forbes magazine features Steve Forbes‘ observations about a case in which capitalism has helped save lives. The other day I read a piece in the Mayo Clinic publication Discovery’s Edge about the institution’s role nearly a century ago in the battle against diabetes. Back then the onset of diabetes was aContinue Reading

Fighting that awful ozone pollution

The latest print edition of National Review offers this blurb: President Obama postponed the drafting and implementation of a broad range of environmental regulations until after the 2012 election, and then until after the 2014 election. Now many of them are finally getting done, but on at least one of them, he should have waitedContinue Reading

New Carolina Journal Online features

Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online on the launch of Wake County’s latest mass-transit plan. John Hood’s Daily Journal urges lawmakers to push policies that remove barriers for newly formed businesses.

Francisco Franco is still dead, and the minimum wage is still a bad idea

You could take Roy Cordato‘s word for it. Or Jon Sanders‘ word. Or you could read about the latest study showing that the government-mandated minimum wage hurts those it’s presumably designed to help, as documented by Bill McMorris at the Washington Free Beacon. Minimum wage hikes hurt the people that politicians claim to help, accordingContinue Reading

Obamacare and declining health care costs

James Capretta explores for National Review Online readers the Affordable Care Act’s impact on American health care costs. David Leonhardt of the New York Times has offered up a misleading defense of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) — i.e., Obamacare. Like several others, he celebrates the slowdown in health-care-cost escalation and suggests that the ACAContinue Reading

This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

North Carolina officials have raised concerns about conflicts between a revised Advanced Placement U.S. history class and the state’s Founding Principles Act. Terry Stoops dissects the debate during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Rick Henderson details a Carolina Journal investigation into a failed stimulus-funded project in Western North Carolina, while Gary Harris ofContinue Reading

New Carolina Journal Online features

This week’s Carolina Journal Online Friday interview features 2014 election analysis from Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol. Roy Cordato’s Daily Journal documents state government decisions to pick health care winners and losers.