Regulation (page 294)

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    This is Sara Burrows’ school lunch story that Rush, Hannity, etc., were talking about today

    In case you missed it, Sara’s Carolina Journal Online exclusive that was posted early this morning burned up the talk shows and the Web today. Rush Limbaugh read much of it aloud. It was a discussion topic on Sean Hannity’s radio program. TheBlaze.com weighed in. Fox8 in…
    Rick Henderson, February 14, 2012
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    Rush knows the ‘chicken nugget’ story is crazy

    Rush Limbaugh‘s national radio audience had a chance this afternoon to hear the results of Sara Burrows’ reporting: RUSH: This is from Rayford [sic], North Carolina. Carolina Journal. I’m gonna read it to you exactly as it printed out here. “A preschooler at West…
    Mitch Kokai, February 14, 2012
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    Speaking of regulation …

    … an editorial in the latest Bloomberg Businessweek demonstrates the bias in favor of an overactive government. The discussion involves the Federal Election Commission. The commission is made up of three Democrats and three Republicans. Like the Democrats, the Republicans stay true to their school, using…
    Mitch Kokai, February 14, 2012
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    Those job-creating federal regulations

    You’ve hard all about job-killing regulations. Bloomberg Businessweek isn’t buying it. Government regulations do kill jobs, often by the thousands. Although it’s too early to tell how many layoffs may result from health-care and Wall Street reforms, there is a body of research going…
    Mitch Kokai, February 14, 2012
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Sara Burrows reports for Carolina Journal Online about a Hoke County preschooler forced to eat chicken nuggets because a government worker decided her home-prepared lunch wasn’t nutritious. John Hood’s Daily Journal provides some facts to battle the rhetoric about tax “fairness.”…
    Mitch Kokai, February 14, 2012
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    Restricting felons’ access to firearms

    Few of us would argue that a violent felon should have access to a gun. But what about a nonviolent ex-felon who’s served his time? What if the ex-felon’s crime was conducting a beach bingo game with a prize larger than $50? Attorney Dan Hardway explored questions like these as…
    Mitch Kokai, February 13, 2012
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    Anyone else tired of Mrs. Obama’s eat more veggies campaign?

    Don Boudreaux exposes the difference between Mrs. Obama’s preaching about eating more vegetables and Mr. Obama’s subsidies to remain fat in this letter to the New York Times. Here’s a letter to the New York Times: Many of my friends wonder why I’m annoyed by Michelle Obama’s constant…
    Michael Sanera, February 13, 2012
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    David Bass reports for Carolina Journal Online that the Obama administration’s new contraception mandate would supersede a state law that has generated little controversy. John Hood’s Daily Journal probes the real state budget, which is more than twice as large as the budget typically discussed in…
    Mitch Kokai, February 13, 2012