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  • Bloomberg funds federalism

    “We are in the middle of a political era defined by Washington impotence, but as Washington has grown more dysfunctional, cities have begun to play a vital role in determining our nation’s reputation as a global superpower,” Michael Bloomberg told the U.S. Conference of Mayors as he “announced a…
    Joseph Coletti, June 27, 2017, 101 words
  • Placing the Obamacare debate in perspective

    Nathanael Blake writes at the Federalist website about the main factors driving the debate about reform or replacement of the Affordable Care Act. The accusation that Republicans really want to shove the inhabitants of pediatric cancer wards onto the streets to die is obscuring the health-care debate we…
    Mitch Kokai, June 27, 2017, 358 words
  • Debt ceiling debate back in the news

    Susan Ferrechio of the Washington Examiner reports on the return of the federal debt ceiling as a federal spending issue. The Trump administration has asked Congress to raise the federal debt ceiling before lawmakers leave for their August break. But that deadline could be difficult for Republicans who…
    Mitch Kokai, June 27, 2017, 239 words
  • Pelosi as the face of the Democratic brand

    Jonathan Tobin explains at National Review Online the role U.S. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi plays within the National Democratic Party. Pelosi’s performance at her press conference on Thursday was epic in its demonstration of both her enormous self-regard and her complete confidence that nothing and no one…
    Mitch Kokai, June 27, 2017, 284 words
  • An assessment of the Senate health plan

    Yuval Levin offers National Review Online readers his take on the U.S. Senate’s proposal for fixing problems created by the Affordable Care Act. After seven years of saying they want to repeal and replace Obamacare, congressional Republicans have been forced to confront the fact that many of them,…
    Mitch Kokai, June 27, 2017, 267 words
  • N.C.’s healthcare mini-drama

    While the high dram is in Washington where the Senate’s is hashing out its healthcare plan. North Carolina’s legislature is engaging in its own healthcare mini-drama. Winston-Salem Journal’s Richard Craver reports on competing House and Senate bills that in essence aim to rein in expenditures by the state’s seven…
    Sam Hieb, June 26, 2017, 282 words
  • Former Sen. Jim DeMint visits Raleigh to tout Convention of States

    Jim DeMint, former Republican U.S. senator from South Carolina and former Heritage Foundation president, is visiting Raleigh to urge N.C. legislators to support the Convention of States. DeMint explained his endorsement of the idea during an interview for Carolina Journal Radio.
    Mitch Kokai, June 26, 2017, 41 words
  • Why is a Beaufort County Community Fighting So Hard Against a Solar Facility?

    Six hundred acres. That’s the size of a planned solar facility in the Beaufort County community of Terra Ceia. Rick Henderson, Carolina Journal editor-in-chief, explains the controversy during an interview with Donna Martinez for Carolina Journal Radio. Watch the interview here. Read more of the story here.
    Donna Martinez, June 26, 2017, 45 words
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