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    Beware the ‘cult of Pelosi’

    Christopher Bedford writes at the Federalist about a potential problem for Democrats that stems from their U.S. House speaker. Reporters have called her “basically invincible,” a “political grandmaster,” an “icon of female power,” a “rockstar” and, time and time again, “a fashion icon.” Reporters have venerated “her clothes,…
    Mitch Kokai, January 16, 2020
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    Government bullying and workplace diversity

    Charles Sauer writes for the Washington Examiner about the negative impact of government intervention in workplace diversity issues. Many times when we see that things in the workplace are unequal it is because of systemic factors in society and underlying career funnels. For instance, a few years ago…
    Mitch Kokai, January 16, 2020
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    Bernie sides with environmentalists over unions

    Bill McMorris of the Washington Free Beacon highlights an interesting calculation from Democratic presidential contender Bernie Sanders. Socialist senator Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) chose to support the interests of environmentalists over the nation’s largest labor union at Tuesday’s debate, saying he will vote against the Trump administration’s renegotiation…
    Mitch Kokai, January 16, 2020
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    Goldberg recognizes this Democratic primary story

    Jonah Goldberg argues at National Review Online that the current Democratic presidential primary offers a familiar storyline. If it does become a two-way contest, we could be shaping up for a kind of replay of the 2004 Democratic battle between former Massachusetts senator John Kerry and former Vermont…
    Mitch Kokai, January 16, 2020
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    Could Cooper’s Coal Ash Deal Up Your Power Bill?

    This week, JLF’s Jon Sanders published a research brief on the Duke Energy coal-ash cleanup. Sanders describes the situation: Prior to April 2019, Duke Energy had agreed with the state Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) to close and excavate all but nine of its 31 coal-ash basins. DEQ had rated…
    Brenee Goforth, January 16, 2020
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    Dishonesty rather than stupidity among media audiences

    Kevin Williamson of National Review Online considers the absurd lengths to which his news organization goes to avoid offending readers. I don’t think most people who read the news are too stupid to understand the news. I think they are too dishonest. I am frankly embarrassed that we’ve…
    Mitch Kokai, January 16, 2020
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Julie Havlak reports for Carolina Journal Online on a proposed rule change that would give N.C. dental hygienists more freedom to treat patients in rural areas and nursing homes. Andy Taylor’s Daily Journal analyzes the extension of politics into American foreign policy.
    Mitch Kokai, January 16, 2020
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    Kansas plans to use hospital tax scheme for Medicaid expansion

    It was recently announced the Democratic Governor of Kansas, and the Republican leader of the Kansas Senate reached a deal on Medicaid expansion. Kansas is going to use a hospital tax to fund the 10% state share of Medicaid expansion…
    Jordan Roberts, January 15, 2020