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    The numbers on Germany’s Energiewende are not good

    Michael Shellenberger writes a compelling piece in Forbes about Germany's disastrous Energiewende results. They were, he argues, inevitable.
    Jon Sanders, June 26, 2019
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    Occultism Is on the Rise

    At least according to data cited by David Brooks in a recent New York Times column: We’re living in the middle of a religious revival; it’s just that the movements that are rising are not what we normally call “religion.” The first rising movement is…
    Jon Guze, June 26, 2019
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    Some takeaways on hemp in North Carolina

    The North Carolina Farm Bill would respond to the federal government's requirement for a plan to monitor and regulate hemp production in the state. Here are some things to know about the issue.
    Jon Sanders, June 26, 2019
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    Hemp Regulations Ready to Relax

    Hemp can be used to make a myriad of products such as lotions, clothing, rope, particleboard – the list goes on. Hemp, which differs from marijuana, has been removed from the list of controlled substances at the federal level, but its recognition at the state level is murky at best.
    Brenee Goforth, June 26, 2019
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    Martin Center column examines attacks on for-profit higher education

    Michael DeBow writes for the Martin Center about efforts to thwart the for-profit sector in higher education. During the Obama years, the Department was dominated by people who regarded for-profit higher education with hostility. They portrayed the whole for-profit sector as a scam to take advantage of hapless students.
    Mitch Kokai, June 26, 2019
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    Trump and the unfriendly media

    Warren Henry writes for the Federalist about President Trump’s forays into unfriendly media territory. It is not uncommon for an incumbent president to blitz the establishment media as part of a re-elect campaign. Donald Trump is not the typical incumbent candidate. As National Review’s Rich Lowry once wrote,…
    Mitch Kokai, June 26, 2019
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    Democrats’ latest ‘pen and phone’ proposals

    Echoing the last Democratic president’s approach, today’s Democratic presidential candidates signal their willingness to bypass Congress to get what they want. Emily Larsen of the Washington Examiner reports. If a Democrat is elected president in 2020, there is a good chance he or she will face a Republican-controlled…
    Mitch Kokai, June 26, 2019
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    Foreign-led election meddling continues

    Adam Kredo of the Washington Free Beacon writes that unfriendly foreign forces continue efforts to disrupt American elections. Foreign governments including Iran, China, and Russia are expanding their covert operations to influence the 2020 U.S. elections, according to multiple senior intelligence and Trump administration officials who disclosed Monday…
    Mitch Kokai, June 26, 2019