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    Culture War: Rick Henderson Looks at President Trump’s Battle With the NFL

    Rick Henderson, Carolina Journal editor-in-chief, discusses President Trump’s dispute with the National Football League involving players who refuse to stand in honor of the national anthem. Henderson offered these comments during the Sept. 25, 2017, edition of Spectrum News’ “Capital Tonight.” WATCH.
    Donna Martinez, September 26, 2017
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    Government Wants To Regulate The Trees In Your Yard? It’s True.

    Stateline reports on the growth of government efforts to regulate trees on private property as part of urban planning: Cities have long regulated what can be done to trees in parks, along public streets or on government property, deciding when they can be trimmed, treated for disease or removed.
    Donna Martinez, September 26, 2017
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    Budget before tax reform

    Mattie Dupler Springer of the National Taxpayers Union would like to see Congress pass a budget before tackling tax reform. She explains why in a Washington Examiner column. This week, all eyes in Washington are focused on the Big Six and the release of their tax reform framework.
    Mitch Kokai, September 26, 2017
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    Public not confident in Obamacare exchanges

    Ali Meyer of the Washington Free Beacon reports new poll results that are likely to disturb supporters of the Affordable Care Act. Half of Americans believe that the Obamacare exchanges are collapsing, according to a report from the Kaiser Family Foundation. The report found that 62 percent of…
    Mitch Kokai, September 26, 2017
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    Trump tax plan might make Dems mad

    Robert Donachie of the Daily Caller explains why President Trump’s tax proposal is likely to anger his new-found friends among the Democratic congressional leadership team. President Donald Trump’s long-promised reforms to the U.S. tax code will reportedly include tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans, a feature that will…
    Mitch Kokai, September 26, 2017
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    Unions and chronically absent teachers

    Frederick Hess muses at National Review Online about teacher unions’ responses to a new report about chronic absenteeism among teachers in traditional public schools. Last week, a new study reported that 28 percent of teachers working in traditional public schools use sick days or personal leave to miss…
    Mitch Kokai, September 26, 2017
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    The ‘radical’ Founders

    Jay Cost explains at National Review Online why the American Founders’ vision of freedom continues to anger authoritarians. What is amazing about the Constitution is how radical it is — not only by the standards of 1787, but even by our own today. The system of government it…
    Mitch Kokai, September 26, 2017
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal Online on a new study that shows teacher absences are more common in traditional public schools than in public charter schools. The Daily Journal highlights a focus on zero-based budgeting for the administrators who oversee North Carolina’s public universities.
    Mitch Kokai, September 26, 2017