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  • Examining the Right to Earn a Living Act, part 10

    Can the state accomplish a necessary, legitimate purpose used to justify a license while allowing more freedom and imposing fewer burdens on economic opportunity?
    Jon Sanders, April 19, 2018, 919 words
  • North Carolinians use their own dollars wisely, too

    North Carolinians pay less of their paycheck each month on credit cards, student loans, and housing than people in most states around us and across the country, according to data compiled by lending marketplace Michigan has the lowest monthly debt-to-income ratio (25.27%) and Hawaii has far and away the…
    Joseph Coletti, April 19, 2018, 92 words
  • When gov’t is in the restaurant business

    Rhino Times editor John Hammer takes a closer look at the City of Greensboro’s lease negotiations with popular downtown restaurant and bar Cafe Europa. While the issue apparently has been resolved—Cafe Europa is staying put for the time being—Hammer says the city’s version of lease negotiations “has…
    Sam Hieb, April 19, 2018, 407 words
  • “A call for more science in forensic science”

    That’s the title of an opinion piece published last week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Here are some excerpts: Forensic science is at a crossroads. It is torn between the practices of science, which require empirical demonstration of the validity and accuracy of…
    Jon Guze, April 19, 2018, 834 words
  • Podcasts worth listening to this week

    Some great conversations made my time in the car much better this week Steven Teles is one of the most insightful people writing about conservatism and government, from the Federalist Society to the kludgy way government has evolved. He’s a liberal working with libertarians at the Niskanen…
    Joseph Coletti, April 19, 2018, 226 words
  • Leef’s latest Forbes column pans awful Appeals Court ruling

    George Leef’s latest Forbes column highlights a particularly bad ruling from the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. In 1925, a group of citizens in Bladensburg, Maryland wanted to honor 49 men from Prince George’s County who had lost their lives during the First World War. The local chapter…
    Mitch Kokai, April 19, 2018, 314 words
  • Presidents’ responsibility for federal debt

    David Harsanyi of the Federalist challenges a popular misconception about American presidents and federal debt. New York Times columnist David Leonhardt recently wrote a widely shared article arguing that Democrats were the party of fiscal responsibility while Republicans were nothing more than profligate spenders and reckless tax cutters.
    Mitch Kokai, April 19, 2018, 320 words
  • Rewriting history

    Joshua Gill reports for the Daily Caller on disturbing news on the academic front. An AP U.S. History textbook slated for distribution in 2019 reportedly contains anti-Trump bias and says Christians and conservatives are racists and xenophobes. Radio host Alex Clark of WNOW’s “The Joe and Alex Show” posted…
    Mitch Kokai, April 19, 2018, 252 words
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