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  • Generational change

    You should know Stancho. I met Stancho this morning. He lived the first two decades of his life in communist Bulgaria, then another ten or fifteen years there as the country tried to become a liberal democracy with a market economy. He came to North Carolina about a dozen years ago. Stancho…
    Joseph Coletti, August 18, 2017, 126 words
  • Helping the Poor

    My colleague Jon Sanders wonders whether policies to help the poor actually help, finds that  “policy is a small part of the overall social equation,” and concludes that the most effective ways to reduce poverty are free enterprise and voluntary action. Jon recommends ending policies that get in the way of private…
    Joseph Coletti, August 18, 2017, 252 words
  • N.C. Supreme Court affirms ruling favoring former Greensboro police chief

    In a 5-2 ruling, the N.C. Supreme Court has affirmed the state Appeals Court’s opinion favoring a former Greensboro police chief in his legal battle with the city. Former Chief David Wray had been suing the city for “substantial litigation expenses.” A trial court had ruled in favor of the…
    Mitch Kokai, August 18, 2017, 78 words
  • Feds could address payday lending soon

    Joseph Lawler of the Washington Examiner reports on pending federal government action linked to payday loans. Payday industry officials and consumer advocates expect the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to finalize sweeping new regulations on payday loans in the next few weeks. Several payday industry lobbyists say they anticipate…
    Mitch Kokai, August 18, 2017, 239 words
  • Examining the self-proclaimed anti-fascists’ goals

    Peter Hasson of the Daily Caller explores one aspect of recent political violence that has attracted little attention from mainstream media outlets. In the days since violent clashes at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville culminated in a neo-Nazi sympathizer driving his car into a crowd of counter-protesters,…
    Mitch Kokai, August 18, 2017, 188 words
  • The complicated constitutional issues tied to Obamacare subsidies

    Josh Blackman explains at National Review Online why Congress should fund Obamacare subsidies unless President Trump ends them. The headlines were predictable: If President Trump halts Obamacare subsidies for insurance companies, the Congressional Budget Office predicts, premiums for “Silver” plans will skyrocket by 20 percent next year. Buried…
    Mitch Kokai, August 18, 2017, 228 words
  • This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    Gov. Roy Cooper wants the N.C. Supreme Court to declare parts of the new state budget unconstitutional. Rick Henderson explains why during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Katherine Restrepo analyzes the growing importance of telemedicine. N.C. Supreme Court Chief Justice Mark Martin discusses recent…
    Mitch Kokai, August 18, 2017, 98 words
  • New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online about criticism of N.C. State University’s Clean Energy Technology Center. Becki Gray’s Daily Journal offers a to-do list for the N.C. General Assembly.
    Mitch Kokai, August 18, 2017, 29 words
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