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    Poll: 49% Expect Tax Hike If Democrat Elected President

    From Rasmussen comes a poll of likely voters on their expectations for November 2020.  Cutting taxes remains an important voting issue for 2020, but voters think it’s more likely taxes will go up, especially if the Democratic nominee wins the White House. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and…
    Donna Martinez, November 12, 2019
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    Leading Democrats get income inequality wrong

    Helen Raleigh writes for the Federalist that leading Democratic presidential candidates use faulty data to prop up their misguided ideas about income inequality. The census data Democrats rely on is inaccurate. … Phil Gramm, former chairman of the Senate Banking Committee, and John Early, former assistant commissioner at…
    Mitch Kokai, November 12, 2019
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    Remembering Milton Friedman

    Dan Hannan explains in a Washington Examiner column that the late economist Milton Friedman espoused ideas that will never grow old. Friedman luxuriated in capitalist successes. A fundamentally optimistic man, he never lost his conviction that the free market showered its richest benefits on those who were often…
    Mitch Kokai, November 12, 2019
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    How Virginia went blue

    Matthew Continetti of the Washington Free Beacon focuses on Virginia’s political shifts. President Trump so dominates the popular imagination that every election result is described in relation to his job approval and conduct in office. Trump is unpopular in Virginia, and suburban voters are eager to rebuke him…
    Mitch Kokai, November 12, 2019
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    McCarthy muses on impeachment’s prospects

    Andrew McCarthy of National Review Online ponders the president’s options when it comes to approaching congressional Democrats’ push toward impeachment. [I]mpeachment is inherently political. Here, it has been launched when we are less than a year out from an election in which the American people are supposed determine…
    Mitch Kokai, November 12, 2019
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    Lessons from the Berlin Wall

    John Fund of National Review Online ponders the 30th anniversary of the Berlin Wall’s fall. The Berlin Wall stood for 28 years until in 1989 a wave of citizen protest forced the East German Communist government to open its gates. We’ve now gone longer without the Berlin Wall…
    Mitch Kokai, November 12, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Julie Havlak reports for Carolina Journal Online on the prospects of the U.S. Supreme Court overturning a law in North Carolina blocking corporations from giving members legal advice. The Daily Journal explains how upcoming N.C. Supreme Court decisions could help people make decisions in the state’s 2020 elections.
    Mitch Kokai, November 12, 2019
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    Could High Energy Prices Cost Lives?

    This week, JLF’s Jon Sanders published a research brief on the importance of nuclear energy in our power grid and how continuing nuclear power generation potentially saves lives. Sanders explains that Duke Energy will be seeking license renewals for its North Carolina nuclear energy plants in upcoming years and that…
    Brenee Goforth, November 11, 2019