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  • How can the US lead the world in producing oil and gas AND reducing CO2 emissions?

    Hasn't everything we've been told over the past two decades said that those were impossible? Weren't we under the impression that those things worked in opposition — that we'd have to choose between one or the other?
    Jon Sanders, February 21, 2020, 295 words
  • Large employers should try reference pricing before regulation

    An article from Harris Meyer at Modern Healthcare reported that large businesses, fed up with high provider rates, are becoming increasingly open to provider rate regulation:  Frustrated with rising provider prices, nearly three quarters of self-insured employers favor hospital rate regulation,…
    Jordan Roberts, February 21, 2020, 515 words
  • Martin Center column examines efforts to rewrite history

    Sumantra Maitra writes for the Martin Center about the “philosophical force” behind the campaign to rewrite history. Two recent stories that dominated academic Twitter were the cancellation of the Western Art History course at Yale and the incorporation of the 1619 Project in the school curricula in Buffalo, New…
    Mitch Kokai, February 21, 2020, 350 words
  • Bloomberg claims to be fan of Obamacare, which he once labeled a ‘disgrace’

    David Rutz of the Washington Free Beacon highlights one of the more interesting exchanges during this week’s Democratic presidential debate. Former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg said at Wednesday’s Democratic debate that he was a “fan of Obamacare,” the health care law he called a “disgrace” in…
    Mitch Kokai, February 21, 2020, 261 words
  • Chinese government policies reminiscent of 1984

    Victor Davis Hanson argues at National Review Online that current Chinese government policies recall the fictional abuses in George Orwell’s classic dystopian novel. The Chinese Communist government increasingly poses an existential threat not just to its own 1.4 billion citizens but to the world at large. China is…
    Mitch Kokai, February 21, 2020, 277 words
  • This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    The John Locke Foundation and a dozen other free-market public policy groups across the country have joined forces to support a nationally important lawsuit. It’s designed to protect workers’ rights. Jon Guze discusses the case’s significance during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Jon Sanders explains…
    Mitch Kokai, February 21, 2020, 122 words
  • New Carolina Journal Online features

    Brooke Conrad reports for Carolina Journal Online about a Venezuelan freedom activist’s warning to N.C. State students about the dangers of socialism. John Trump’s Daily Journal explains why we need journalism more than ever, even as the newspaper industry declines.
    Mitch Kokai, February 21, 2020, 39 words
  • Rush-hour delays on Charlotte’s blue line

    I’m not going to touch the old adage about the guy who made trains run on time, especially since the Charlotte Area Transit Authority says Blue Line trains still run on schedule 98% of the time, compared to an industry average of 88%. Still: The Charlotte Area Transit System…
    Sam Hieb, February 20, 2020, 262 words
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