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  • Why doesn’t occupational licensing improve safety?

    Research findings are inconclusive at best over whether occupational licensing actually improves service quality and safety. Why?
    Jon Sanders, February 23, 2018, 329 words
  • “The Trillion Dollar Surprise In The Budget Deal”

    That’s the title of a recent Forbes piece by health care finance expert John Goodman and former Social Security and Medicare trustee Thomas R. Saving: The most significant federal entitlement reform in our lifetime was a little noticed provision that Democrats included in the Affordable Care Act…
    Jon Guze, February 23, 2018, 148 words
  • News & Record, W-S Journal officially pool editorials

    The Rhino’s John Hammer saw this coming, as I guess would anyone with some common sense (not necessarily yours truly)—BH Media partners the Greensboro News & Record and the Winston-Salem Journal have officially they will be writing one editorial for both newspapers: Effective this week, the…
    Sam Hieb, February 23, 2018, 208 words
  • All About Entitlements

    Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid will, if not reformed, take more than one-fifth of economic output in 25 years, according to Stanford Prof. John Cogan. Increases in spending on other domestic programs, debt service, and national defense are dwarfed in comparison.  …
    Joseph Coletti, February 23, 2018, 40 words
  • Martin Center column explores urban universities

    Stephen Walters writes for the Martin Center about the role — good or ill — of urban universities. Look at any map of our recent presidential elections and a key fault-line in our fractured country becomes clear. Cities and their denser suburbs vote overwhelmingly Democratic and show up as…
    Mitch Kokai, February 23, 2018, 257 words
  • At least Putin’s threats are clear to most people now

    Editors at the Washington Examiner cheer the increased awareness of danger linked to Russian strongman Vladimir Putin. “I have been much tougher on Russia than Obama,” President Trump tweeted this week. “Just look at the facts,” he went on in his characteristic manner. “Total Fake News!” Trump’s assertion…
    Mitch Kokai, February 23, 2018, 236 words
  • Most young Americans fail military entrance standards

    Natalie Johnson of the Washington Free Beacon highlights disturbing news about young American adults. Nearly three-quarters of young Americans are ineligible to serve in the United States military due to obesity, criminal record, or lack of education, according to a new report by the Heritage Foundation. The contracted…
    Mitch Kokai, February 23, 2018, 244 words
  • If guns need new restrictions, it’s a job for Congress

    Editors at National Review Online explain why the Trump administration should avoid an executive-branch approach to gun restrictions. President Trump has issued a memo directing the Justice Department “to propose for notice and comment a rule banning all devices that turn legal weapons into machineguns.” He is referring…
    Mitch Kokai, February 23, 2018, 203 words
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