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  • Sexual harassment and the media

    It’s not just politicians and entertainers who are feeling the heat of the current focus on sexual harassment. Eddie Scarry reports for the Washington Examiner. The last few weeks have brought a stream of new allegations of sexual impropriety against celebrities and politicians, and the news media of…
    Mitch Kokai, November 22, 2017, 320 words
  • The high-cost opioid crisis

    Charles Fain Lehman of the Washington Free Beacon highlights a report on the price tag for America’s opioid epidemic. The opioid crisis cost the American economy half a trillion dollars in 2015, a new report released Monday from the President’s Council of Economic Advisers (CEA) estimated. That number,…
    Mitch Kokai, November 22, 2017, 281 words
  • Shocker! Another longtime congressman is described as ‘serial sexual harasser’

    Peter Hasson of the Daily Caller details the latest high-profile Democratic politician caught up in the current furor over sexual harassment. A leading Democratic congressman settled a wrongful dismissal complaint for more than $27,000 in taxpayer funding after he allegedly fired the staffer because she would not “succumb…
    Mitch Kokai, November 22, 2017, 244 words
  • Trump and separation of powers

    Constitutional law professor Josh Blackman uses a National Review Online column to ponder the president’s impact on the federal government’s separation of powers. The rise of the administrative state over the last century has pushed us closer and closer to the brink. Today, Congress enacts vague laws, the…
    Mitch Kokai, November 22, 2017, 210 words
  • Medicaid boosting insurance companies’ bottom line

    Melissa Fausz explains at National Review Online how Medicaid boosts “Big Insurance.” Expansion of Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act has been wildly successful in improving the fortunes of one particular group in California — just not the group Medicaid was intended to help. A recent Kaiser Health…
    Mitch Kokai, November 22, 2017, 249 words
  • New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online on a new survey that shows a partisan split on business issues within the N.C. General Assembly. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains how contrasting views about the size and scope of government drive partisan divisions.
    Mitch Kokai, November 22, 2017, 41 words
  • GOP tax plan would make history of the historic preservation tax credit

    The first tax credits for restoration or renovation of historic buildings started in 1976. The federal government issued credits, so did state governments. Even local governments got in on the action.  .  Recognizing that NC’s tax credit for historic restoration was a special treatment, unfair to other tax payers and…
    Becki Gray, November 21, 2017, 278 words
  • What Missouri Can Learn From Union County, North Carolina

    Charles Katebi of the Heartland Institute examines a proposal in Missouri to help that state’s Medicaid patients by giving them access to Direct Primary Care. It’s a health care innovation our own Katherine Restrepo has been researching and writing about extensively. In, fact, Mr. Katebi references JLF’s work in…
    Donna Martinez, November 21, 2017, 136 words
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