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    Health care waste numbers

    A new study published in the JAMA reveals the extent of waste in the American health care system. The researchers estimated waste totals for six different categories by looking at reports from January 2019 to May 2019. Here are some estimates calculated by the researchers: …
    Jordan Roberts, October 8, 2019
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    Preliminary figures show enrollment drop in CMS

    WFAE reports that the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools have 465 fewer students than a year ago. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools has seen its first significant enrollment drop, according to a report posted Monday. And the district’s Hispanic enrollment hit a milestone as well. CMS has 146,687 students this year, down by 465 from…
    Terry Stoops, October 8, 2019
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    Impeachment vs. economy

    David Catron writes for the American Spectator about the clash between D.C. impeachment buzz and the economic news on Main Street. The Democrats face an insurmountable obstacle in their ongoing quest to oust the president. Trump himself succinctly captured their dilemma last Friday: “Unemployment Rate, at 3.5%, drops…
    Mitch Kokai, October 8, 2019
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    A closer look at the source of impeachment proposals

    Willis Krumholz uses a Federalist column to dissect Democrats’ push for presidential impeachment. The impeachment story begins in the heart of the Washington swamp. House Democrat Adam Schiff and his intelligence committee staff cooked up a carefully crafted “whistleblower” complaint with an anonymous CIA bureaucrat. In a gossipy…
    Mitch Kokai, October 8, 2019
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    Another important U.S. Supreme Court term

    Adam Carrington of the Washington Examiner highlights high-profile cases on the U.S. Supreme Court’s docket. Coming Supreme Court decisions may not rise to impeachment levels of excitement. But don’t let that fool you, this one will be big. Last year, very few Supreme Court cases caught national attention,…
    Mitch Kokai, October 8, 2019
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    National Review editor picks apart NYT’s historical rewrite

    Rich Lowry writes at National Review Online about flaws in the New York Times‘ 1619 project. There are all sorts of things you can reasonably say about the juxtaposition of our ideals and slavery — that our founders were conflicted and hypocritical; that our ideals were incompletely realized…
    Mitch Kokai, October 8, 2019
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    Elites and populist outcries

    John Fund of National Review Online explores the strained relations between elites and those drawn to populist movements. [I]t’s unarguable that many populist concerns are rooted in the understandable desire — of people who feel neglected, even held in contempt, by distant, self-interested liberal elites — to have…
    Mitch Kokai, October 8, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Julie Havlak reports for Carolina Journal Online that the John Locke Foundation is taking part in a lawsuit challenging North Carolina’s certificate-of-need restrictions. The Daily Journal urges a three-judge panel not to tinker with North Carolina’s new election maps behind closed doors with no transparency.
    Mitch Kokai, October 8, 2019