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  • Interim Committee Notes: Joint Legislative Oversight Committee on Health and Human Services

    Meeting date: January 16, 2018 at 9:00am Presiding, Representative Lambeth (Co-Chair) Committee Members Tuesday, January 16, the Joint Legislative Oversight Committee on Health and Human Services met to discuss various topics on the agenda. To see the full agenda, click here. (Note that the final item was pushed…
    Lexi Arthur, January 18, 2018, 3216 words
  • The next frontier of education research: Symbolic furniture

    Jane Bone’s “Ghosts of the material world in early childhood education: Furniture matters” published in Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood is, um, fascinating. This philosophically driven work is intended to trouble the position of the small chair in early childhood settings. It is theoretically driven by an aspect of…
    Terry Stoops, January 18, 2018, 198 words
  • A ‘rules throttle’—what it would be and why

    My research update discusses the rules throttle, a regulatory reform proposed in the conference report on House Bill 162.
    Jon Sanders, January 18, 2018, 83 words
  • So much for the Oprah buzz

    Anna Giaritelli of the Washington Examiner highlights polling data that suggest media superstar Oprah Winfrey might want to think twice about a presidential bid. More than half of U.S. voters want Oprah Winfrey to stay out of the 2020 presidential race, according to a Morning Consult/Politico poll released…
    Mitch Kokai, January 18, 2018, 251 words
  • More details on the uninsured

    Ali Meyer of the Washington Free Beacon dives into the latest numbers surrounding health insurance in America. After four years of Affordable Care Act implementation, the percentage of adults with no health care insurance has hit 12.2 percent in the last quarter of 2017, according to data from…
    Mitch Kokai, January 18, 2018, 286 words
  • Medicaid and the opioid crisis

    Steve Birr reports for the Daily Caller on government’s role in the national opioid epidemic. One of the largest entitlement programs in the country is incentivizing prescription drug trafficking and exacerbating the national opioid epidemic, according to a Senate report. The Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental…
    Mitch Kokai, January 18, 2018, 193 words
  • Challenging the mantra that ‘diversity is strength’

    Jonah Goldberg once wrote a book about the “tyranny of cliches.” Perhaps that’s why he takes a special interest in the oft-cited notion that America’s strength is based on its diversity. National Review Online readers benefit from Goldberg’s insights. Senator Lindsey Graham (R., S.C.) says he scolded the…
    Mitch Kokai, January 18, 2018, 298 words
  • National Review editor ponders Trump’s … storm

    Rich Lowry of National Review Online ponders the reaction to President Trump’s well-publicized comments about immigrants’ nations of origin. He was almost surely trying to say that we should pick immigrants for skills (he reportedly mentioned Asia as well as Norway) but typically stated his position in the…
    Mitch Kokai, January 18, 2018, 161 words
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