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    Don’t Be Evil? In Ironic Twist, Google Steps All Over Its Own Motto

    Fascinating piece by our Jon Guze, director of legal studies, who analyzes a lawsuit filed by a former Google employee who was fired. Take, for example, the collection of posts from Google’s in-house message boards attached to the complaint as Exhibit B. Here are a few examples (out of…
    Donna Martinez, January 18, 2018
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    So much for the Oprah buzz

    Anna Giaritelli of the Washington Examiner highlights polling data that suggest media superstar Oprah Winfrey might want to think twice about a presidential bid. More than half of U.S. voters want Oprah Winfrey to stay out of the 2020 presidential race, according to a Morning Consult/Politico poll released…
    Mitch Kokai, January 18, 2018
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    More details on the uninsured

    Ali Meyer of the Washington Free Beacon dives into the latest numbers surrounding health insurance in America. After four years of Affordable Care Act implementation, the percentage of adults with no health care insurance has hit 12.2 percent in the last quarter of 2017, according to data from…
    Mitch Kokai, January 18, 2018
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    Medicaid and the opioid crisis

    Steve Birr reports for the Daily Caller on government’s role in the national opioid epidemic. One of the largest entitlement programs in the country is incentivizing prescription drug trafficking and exacerbating the national opioid epidemic, according to a Senate report. The Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental…
    Mitch Kokai, January 18, 2018
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    Challenging the mantra that ‘diversity is strength’

    Jonah Goldberg once wrote a book about the “tyranny of cliches.” Perhaps that’s why he takes a special interest in the oft-cited notion that America’s strength is based on its diversity. National Review Online readers benefit from Goldberg’s insights. Senator Lindsey Graham (R., S.C.) says he scolded the…
    Mitch Kokai, January 18, 2018
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    National Review editor ponders Trump’s … storm

    Rich Lowry of National Review Online ponders the reaction to President Trump’s well-publicized comments about immigrants’ nations of origin. He was almost surely trying to say that we should pick immigrants for skills (he reportedly mentioned Asia as well as Norway) but typically stated his position in the…
    Mitch Kokai, January 18, 2018
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online on a judicial expert’s new report suggesting that North Carolina’s current system of partisan elections is the best way to select the state’s judges. Jon Guze’s Daily Journal questions Google’s commitment to its motto: “Don’t be evil.”…
    Mitch Kokai, January 18, 2018
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    Be Skeptical of the Government’s Pronouncements on Good Food/Bad Food

    Richard Morrison looks at the government food pyramid and cautions us to be careful with government pronouncements of what’s good and what’s bad. Starting in the late 1980s, the office of the U.S. Surgeon General took the lead in waging the federal government’s war on dietary fat. This led…
    Donna Martinez, January 18, 2018