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  • 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
  • D’oh!

    Donna Martinez, November 21, 2017, 1 words
  • Red and blue: Tax takers and tax makers

    Kyle Sammin devotes a fascinating Federalist column to the debate over whether “red” states or “blue” states contribute more and take more from the federal government. How much the federal government takes in taxes is simple question. How much they pay out gets more complicated. One way of…
    Mitch Kokai, November 21, 2017, 371 words
  • More Sexual Harassment Scandals Looming?

    From Hollywood to Washington D.C. to Alabama and beyond. Are more sexual harassment scandals looming? Rick Henderson, Carolina Journal editor-in-chief, answers host Tim Boyum’s question about the latest developments in political sexual harassment scandals. This exchange took place during the Nov. 20, 2017, edition of Spectrum News’ “Capital Tonight.”…
    Donna Martinez, November 21, 2017, 48 words
  • Inside a Democratic fight

    Laura Barron-Lopez of the Washington Examiner highlights national Democrats‘ intraparty squabble. The ideological fight for the soul and future direction of the Democratic Party is about to boil over. A commission created in the aftermath of Democrats’ 2016 presidential primary is meeting in December for the last time…
    Mitch Kokai, November 21, 2017, 296 words
  • Lefties targeting DA elections

    Joe Schoffstall of the Washington Free Beacon details an effort to elect left-wing district attorneys across the country. The Democracy Alliance, a secretive leftwing dark money donor network whose members each direct hundreds of thousands in funding to progressive groups, are set to ramp up efforts to elect…
    Mitch Kokai, November 21, 2017, 234 words
  • Looking for the ‘recovery babies’

    Robert VerBruggen of National Review Online searches in vain for signs that American families are growing again. It was no surprise when fertility dropped following the Great Recession. In the developed world, there’s a pretty consistent relationship between the economy and childbearing: The two rise and fall together.
    Mitch Kokai, November 21, 2017, 219 words
  • Defending the Senate

    Jay Cost of National Review Online explores the U.S. Senate’s role in our constitutional structure. In recent years the United States Senate has become the bête noire of many good-government liberals who believe that increasing disparities in state populations mean that the Senate is becoming more and more…
    Mitch Kokai, November 21, 2017, 201 words
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