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  • Repealing and replacing … the Tea Party

    That’s how James Antle of the Washington Examiner describes the latest developments in the health care reform debate. Every GOP senator except one either voted for repeal in the past or campaigned on it in a recent election cycle. Their leader was said to have a “secret plan”…
    Mitch Kokai, July 28, 2017, 215 words
  • Trump should think twice about dumping Sessions to get to Mueller

    Kevin Daley of the Daily Caller explains why the president could end up with more than he bargained for if his goal is the dismissal of special counsel Robert Mueller. The prospect of Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ dismissal seems especially high, as President Trump disparages his longtime loyalist…
    Mitch Kokai, July 28, 2017, 301 words
  • Making a fix at the top

    Jim Geraghty of National Review Online offers one solution for addressing chaos within the Trump administration. Does the president walk around the White House, wondering why all these bad things keep happening to him through no fault of his own? Does he see himself as a lone, tortured…
    Mitch Kokai, July 28, 2017, 261 words
  • JLF joins fight against ‘social cost’ of carbon, methane, nitrous oxide

    The John Locke Foundation has signed a letter supporting the federal Transparency and Honesty in Energy Regulations Act of 2017. THERA halts the use of the fatally flawed and arbitrary “social cost of carbon” (SCC) metric, as well as the related “social cost of methane” (SCM) and “social cost…
    Mitch Kokai, July 27, 2017, 166 words
  • JLF’s Becki Gray Looks at Fight For Health Care Reform

    Becki Gray, John Locke Foundation senior vice president, discusses key issues driving the current federal health care reform debate. Gray offered these comments during the July 26, 2017, edition of Spectrum News’ “Capital Tonight. Watch here.
    Donna Martinez, July 27, 2017, 36 words
  • Battle Continues Between Auditor and Clerks

    Dan Way writes for Carolina Journal: North Carolina’s clerks of Superior Court are countering criticism from State Auditor Beth Wood over a failure to correct ongoing problems. “We emphatically deny that any clerk has or will refuse to correct identified serious problems,” Steven Cogburn, Buncombe County Clerk of Superior…
    Donna Martinez, July 27, 2017, 101 words
  • Trump and taxes

    Josh Siegel of the Washington Examiner reports on President Trump’s latest comments regarding tax reform. President Trump said Tuesday his plan for an overhaul of the tax code will reduce rates for middle-class taxpayers and corporations. In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, Trump reiterated his previous…
    Mitch Kokai, July 27, 2017, 146 words
  • Your tax dollars subsidizing ‘nonexistent tenants’

    Elizabeth Harrington of the Washington Free Beacon turns to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for her latest example of wasteful government spending. The Department of Housing and Urban Development spent over $500,000 on apartments for people who “did not exist,” according to the agency’s inspector…
    Mitch Kokai, July 27, 2017, 237 words
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