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    NEPC: Zillow And Realtors contribute to school segregation

    The National Education Policy Center, an anti-school choice and pro-union outfit located in Colorado, attacks Realtors in their latest newsletter.  They write, How do renters or buyers judge the quality of the schools zoned to their prospective homes? Often it starts not with schools or teachers or students,…
    Terry Stoops, December 12, 2019
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    Charlotte will pay $110 million to support MLS franchise

    Charlotte Observer reports the Queen City is prepared to set aside $110 million in hospitality funds in support of Carolina Panthers owner David Tepper’s bid to secure a Major League Soccer franchise. And while nothing is official, all indications are MLS will announce next Tuesday that Charlotte will be…
    Sam Hieb, December 12, 2019
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    Obama, the Russians, and American elections

    David Marcus of the Federalist turns the clock back seven years to add context to a current-day controversy. Hot microphones are a hell of a thing. In 2012, speaking with Dmitry Medvedev, who was then president of our great rival Russia, President Obama said, “After my election I…
    Mitch Kokai, December 12, 2019
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    Impeachment distracts from potential pork-filled spending bill

    Steven Nelson of the Washington Examiner highlights a major piece of congressional business that’s generating concerns for fiscal conservatives. Conservatives fear spending legislation that needs to pass within nine days will be stuffed with wasteful spending and policies they oppose, and that Republicans will be too distracted by…
    Mitch Kokai, December 12, 2019
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    Biden’s record fails another progressive test

    Collin Anderson of the Washington Free Beacon highlights a piece of Democratic presidential contender Joe Biden’s past that the candidate is unlikely to trumpet himself. Women working for former vice president Joe Biden were paid less than their male counterparts during the entirety of Biden’s 35 years in…
    Mitch Kokai, December 12, 2019
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    Moving toward more trade liberalization

    Clark Packard explains at National Review Online why he hopes a renegotiated North American free-trade deal marks a first step toward a larger goal. After another tumultuous negotiation, House Democrats and the Trump administration have announced an agreement to move forward with the USMCA, the flawed but salvageable…
    Mitch Kokai, December 12, 2019
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    National Review editors see good news with the ‘afta NAFTA’ deal

    Editors at National Review Online explore the likely impact of an updated North American free-trade deal. There is very good news about the North American Free Trade Agreement. That news is not that the Democrats and the labor unions have reached a deal with President Trump about the…
    Mitch Kokai, December 12, 2019
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    Energy Bills Could Go Down As Government Mandate Relaxes

    This week, JLF’s Jon Sanders wrote a research brief on the pending changes to the Public Utilities Regulatory Policies Act of 1978 (PURPA). According to Sanders: It’s is the law that requires electric utilities to buy any and all power produced from a qualifying renewable energy facility at a price…
    Brenee Goforth, December 12, 2019