Regulation (page 292)

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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Sara Burrows’ latest Carolina Journal Online report details contrasting approaches to dealing with North Carolina’s future water needs. John Hood’s Daily Journal examines the poor state of poverty statistics.
    Mitch Kokai, July 21, 2011
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    Cato expert discusses the ‘climate coup’ that has overtaken the federal government

    Global warming alarmism does more damage than you might expect, invading much of our federal government’s policy and affecting all of our lives. Patrick Michaels, senior fellow at the Cato Institute, makes that argument in the new book Climate Coup. He discussed key themes from that book during a presentation…
    Mitch Kokai, July 18, 2011
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Sara Burrows’ latest Carolina Journal Online report focuses on Raleigh’s consideration of new city food truck rules. John Hood’s Daily Journal examines the drama associated with the federal debt-limit debate.
    Mitch Kokai, July 18, 2011
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    Will a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision in an Arizona case sink North Carolina’s taxpayer-financed election campaign program? Daren Bakst says the answer is yes. He explains why during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Rick Henderson will discuss North Carolina legislators’ continuing fascination with occupational licensing,…
    Mitch Kokai, July 15, 2011
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    Different interpretations of the same Dodd-Frank data

    From the latest Newsweek: Roughly 3,000 lobbyists were engaged in the fight over Dodd-Frank, according to the Center for Public Integrity—more than five lobbyists for every member of Congress. But as popular anger at the banks raged, Dodd-Frank only grew stronger. The consumer-protection agency, for instance,…
    Mitch Kokai, July 14, 2011
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    The headline says it all

    If you wonder why so many people are concerned about Harvard professor Elizabeth Warren’s potential appointment to lead the Obama administration’s new consumer financial protection agency, the headline of a new Bloomberg Businessweek cover story offers a good clue: She’s With the Government, And She’s Here to Help You might also appreciate this North Carolina-related excerpt from the piece: Were it not for a head of prematurely gray hair, Patrick McHenry could still pass for the college Republican he once was. Elected to Congress from North Carolina seven years ago at age 29, he speaks through an assiduous smile and arches his eyebrows as he listens—furrowing them quizzically at arguments he disagrees with. In late May, McHenry assumed the role of Warren’s chief antagonist in Congress. At an oversight hearing he was chairing, McHenry accused Warren of misleading Congress about whether she had given advice to Treasury and Justice Dept. officials who were investigating companies for mortgage fraud. McHenry said she had concealed her conversations. Warren insisted she had disclosed them. The hearing then took a bizarre turn. McHenry called for a recess so members of the committee could go to the House floor for a vote. Warren replied that she had agreed to testify for an hour and could not stay any longer. “Congressman, you are causing problems,” she said. “We had an agreement.” Offended, McHenry shot back: “You’re making this up, Ms. Warren. This is not the case.” Warren’s response, an outraged gasp, was played on cable news.
    Mitch Kokai, July 13, 2011
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Karen Welsh’s latest Carolina Journal Online report details a new state law loosening restrictions for probation and parole officers who carry concealed guns. John Hood’s Daily Journal outlines “revenue enhancements” conservatives can support to help balance government budgets.
    Mitch Kokai, July 12, 2011
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    The economic advantage for right-to-work states

    The latest issue of Hillsdale College’s Imprimis features a speech from Mark Mix, president of the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation. While discussing the recent controversy surrounding Boeing’s new plant in right-to-work South Carolina, Mix offers the following: Under a decades-old political…
    Mitch Kokai, July 11, 2011