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  • Of thought leaders and public intellectuals

    Tevi Troy reviews for Commentary a new book about those people who fill our TV screens and editorial pages with commentary on politics and public policy. … [T]o the extent that we do have public intellectuals at all in our society, they are far more likely to be…
    Mitch Kokai, May 26, 2017, 233 words
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Dems’ struggle for unity

    Peter Hasson of the Daily Caller details the national Democratic Party’s fundraising woes. Tom Perez’s swear words aren’t working. The new chair of the Democratic National Committee recently began cursing — “Republicans don’t give a s— about people” — as a way to fire up the base in…
    Mitch Kokai, May 25, 2017, 188 words
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