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  • Lots of Americans prefer a fine to Obamacare

    Ali Meyer of the Washington Free Beacon highlights the latest number of Americans who opt to pay their way out of buying health insurance tied to the Affordable Care Act. Four million Americans paid $2.8 billion in Obamacare penalties for not having health insurance on target year 2016…
    Mitch Kokai, August 24, 2017, 227 words
  • Guess John Hood should give up his ESPN dreams

    Ryan Saveedra of the Daily Caller documents the latest example of politically correct silliness from cable sports giant ESPN. ESPN pulled an announcer from covering an upcoming college football game at the University of Virginia because he shares the same name as Confederate General Robert E. Lee –…
    Mitch Kokai, August 24, 2017, 191 words
  • Another Bannon in the White House

    Tevi Troy argues in a Politico column that the Trump administration needs someone to replace recently ousted adviser Steve Bannon. Steve Bannon was a unique administration figure in many ways, but in another, he was part of a long White House tradition. For the past four decades, Republicans…
    Mitch Kokai, August 24, 2017, 221 words
  • Don’t Force Insurance Companies To Pay For Telemedicine Services

    For the convenience that telemedicine offers without compromising the quality of care, some medical providers are still resistant to adopting the practice because certain services don’t always come with insurance reimbursement. Such pushback is one of the reasons why 32 state legislatures have passed parity laws or statutes…
    Katherine Restrepo, August 23, 2017, 201 words
  • District Enrollment Dips as Charters Surge

    JLF’s Terry Stoops looks at new data released by the Department of Public Instruction. Last week, the N.C. Department of Public Instruction published the final enrollment numbers for the 2016-17 school year.  Overall, there was a nearly 4,500-student or 0.3 percent year-to-year decrease in district enrollment (average daily membership). …
    Donna Martinez, August 23, 2017, 84 words
  • Keep your eyes on the Gulf and the governor, and plan ahead

    If the remnants of Tropical Storm Harvey reform into a hurricane in the Gulf and disrupt refineries, and if Gov. Roy Cooper activates the state's anti-gouging law but doesn't relax regulations on gasoline shipments, then consumers need to prepare for shortages.
    Jon Sanders, August 23, 2017, 515 words
  • Clinton supporters still in early stages of recovery

    Eddie Scarry of the Washington Examiner documents one stage in the long, sad recovery process for supporters of 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. Hillary Clinton’s former campaign aides and other liberals who still lamenting the results of the 2016 election fired back at the New York Times…
    Mitch Kokai, August 23, 2017, 223 words
  • No more Obama water bottle ban

    Elizabeth Harrington of the Washington Free Beacon highlights one of the Trump administration’s latest efforts to roll back regulatory overreach. The Trump administration is ending a policy implemented by former president Barack Obama that attempted to ban water bottles at national parks. The National Park Service announced last…
    Mitch Kokai, August 23, 2017, 226 words
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