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  • About those peer-reviewed climate studies

    Elizabeth Harrington of the Washington Free Beacon exposes the flaccid nature of scientific rigor when it comes to research dealing with climate change. The academic paper that claimed penises cause climate change was reviewed and approved with no changes by two peer reviewers at a scientific journal. Cogent…
    Mitch Kokai, May 26, 2017, 171 words
  • Be wary of the growth fairy

    Kevin Williamson offers that advice at National Review Online. Real economic growth in the United States has stunk on ice since the financial crisis: 1.6 percent in 2016, 2.6 percent in 2015, 2.4 percent in 2014, 1.7 percent in 2013, 2.2 percent in 2012, 1.6 percent in 2011,…
    Mitch Kokai, May 26, 2017, 252 words
  • Loving America in spite of its flaws

    Jim Geraghty of National Review Online explores patriotism in our flawed society. How should we feel about our country when it has failed to live up to our values? That’s the question that lies at the heart of many of our political debates. … … At times, gloomy…
    Mitch Kokai, May 26, 2017, 287 words
  • This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    North Carolina voters will face no photo ID requirement, now that the U.S. Supreme Court has refused to address an Appeals Court ruling that struck down the state’s 2013 election law. Rick Henderson analyzes the significance of the Supreme Court’s decision for the next edition of…
    Mitch Kokai, May 26, 2017, 139 words
  • Repeal Certificate Of Need: North Carolina Senate Keeps Eye On Prize

    The Senate’s budget proposal plans to phase out North Carolina’s Certificate of Need (CON) law by 2025, but repeal is nowhere to be found in the recent release of the House’s version. It is now a point of contention. My latest post explains how full repeal can help Medicare patients, eye surgeons,…
    Katherine Restrepo, May 25, 2017, 98 words
  • Meck County capital funds for Charlotte MLS stadium

    Charlotte Observer reports on the fledgling debate over Mecklenburg County using capital funds for the proposed Major League Soccer stadium—-should the Queen City be awarded and expansion franchise, that is: The county plans to spend $268 million for the park upgrades – including $100 million for stadium renovations for…
    Sam Hieb, May 25, 2017, 171 words
  • Farage likens terrorism acceptance to ‘appeasement’

    Pete Kasperowicz of the Washington Examiner highlights high-profile Brexit supporter Nigel Farage’s response to the latest terrorist attack in Manchester, England. Former U.K. Independence Party leader Nigel Farage said Wednesday that western countries can’t accept continued terrorist attacks as a new normal, and said doing so effectively means…
    Mitch Kokai, May 25, 2017, 223 words
  • More attempts to swat the BAT away

    Ali Meyer of the Washington Free Beacon reports on concerns linked to one controversial tax proposal on Capitol Hill. Business owners touted the benefits of tax reform, saying that it would spur investment, create jobs, and grow the American economy. But some criticized the proposed border-adjustment tax included…
    Mitch Kokai, May 25, 2017, 190 words
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