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  • Re: Placing tax break claims in context

    You had to wade through a relatively long Daily Journal Tuesday to reach a key piece of information about the relative N.C. income tax burdens of high-income and low-income taxpayers. To recap: Under current law, a single tax filer earning $1 million owes 132 times as much income tax…
    Mitch Kokai, June 28, 2017, 450 words
  • Charlotte Observer calls restraints on federal government a ‘Pandora’s Box of mischief’

    It should come as no surprise that the statists editorialists writing for North Carolina’s major newspapers oppose the Article V Convention of States because —-gasp—it would place limits on the power of the federal government. A state Senate bill would submit North Carolina’s application to the Convention of States,…
    Sam Hieb, June 28, 2017, 236 words
  • Fighting for the First Amendment, not against gay marriage

    David Harsanyi of the Federalist chides media outlets for misstating the nature of a case heading to the U.S. Supreme Court. This week, the Supreme Court agreed to hear the case of Masterpiece Cakeshop owner Jack Phillips, the man who refused to create a specialty wedding cake for…
    Mitch Kokai, June 28, 2017, 362 words
  • Ryan’s hope: GOP vindication on health care reform

    David Drucker reports for the Washington Examiner on the U.S. House speaker’s latest statements about health care reform. House Speaker Paul Ryan said Monday that Americans are rejecting the Democrats’ knee-jerk opposition to President Trump and boldly predicted that Americans would reward Republicans in 2018 for following through…
    Mitch Kokai, June 28, 2017, 203 words
  • People still don’t like Hillary

    Alissa Stechschulte reports for the Daily Caller that the Democrats’ last presidential candidate hasn’t won many new fans since her 2016 election loss. Losing presidential candidates over the past quarter century have tended to become more popular in the months following the election. But former Secretary of State…
    Mitch Kokai, June 28, 2017, 219 words
  • National Review column ties Trump to Reagan

    Henry Olsen contends at National Review Online that President Trump has tapped into one of the key elements that drove electoral support for Ronald Reagan. A close reading of Reagan’s thought shows that he was always more concerned with what government sought to do than the fact that…
    Mitch Kokai, June 28, 2017, 259 words
  • Redefining barbarism

    Rich Lowry of National Review Online tackles the overheated rhetoric surrounding Republicans’ latest health care reform proposal. The Brezhnev Doctrine said that the Soviet empire could only expand and never give back its gains. A domestic version of the doctrine has long applied to the welfare state —…
    Mitch Kokai, June 28, 2017, 212 words
  • New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online on the N.C. Senate’s vote to override Gov. Roy Cooper’s veto of the new state budget. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains that several UNC system campuses have taken new steps in recent months to boost protection of free speech.
    Mitch Kokai, June 28, 2017, 45 words
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