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    Highlights of the ‘Freedom to Work’ bill

    Being able to petition the board “at any time” is a particularly strong reform. For people whose conviction record would disqualify them from the license no matter what, being able to find out beforehand would save them a great deal of time and money, let alone heartbreak.
    Jon Sanders, June 20, 2019
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    JLF’s Jordan Roberts comments on State Medicaid Transition for Leader’s Edge Magazine

    JLF’s Jordan Roberts was recently quoted in a Leader’s Edge article on innovative models in health care. The article detailed the experimental health care models being tested in five states: Maryland, Wisconsin, Colorado, Oregon, and North Carolina. The article mentions the federal waiver North Carolina received to transition the…
    Brenee Goforth, June 20, 2019
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    Another Take on the Future of Conservatism

    As I’ve pointed out in a couple of recent blogposts, there’s a pretty intense debate going on among American conservatives about the future of their movement. In “How Trump Voters Are Giving the Right Qualms About Capitalism,” Park MacDougald puts that debate in a…
    Jon Guze, June 20, 2019
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    Coletti Comments on “Project Bear,” A Secretive Attempt from North Carolina to Attract more from Apple

    WRAL reported on North Carolina’s elusive efforts to recruit Apple to the state. Even though Apple announced they were placing their new campus in Texas, WRAL’s investigative reporter, Tyler Dukes, reports Wake County and the Department of Commerce are still trying to woo Apple into North Carolina in an effort…
    Brenee Goforth, June 20, 2019
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    Biden’s past comes back to bite him: Segregationist edition

    Toby Harnden of the Washington Examiner highlights another aspect of Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden’s political history that might not play well with today’s Democratic primary voters. Joe Biden, the Democratic presidential front-runner, singled out two notorious segregationists who were his party colleagues in the Senate in the…
    Mitch Kokai, June 20, 2019
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    Feds contacted after lefty group sought voter data

    Joe Schoffstall of the Washington Free Beacon details an interesting development in the debate over access to voter data. A massive effort to obtain Michigan voter data spearheaded by powerhouse Democratic group Priorities USA was so “unusual” that top officials in the state contacted the Federal Bureau of…
    Mitch Kokai, June 20, 2019
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    A proposal targeting Big Tech’s politics

    Chris White of the Daily Caller highlights a new proposal focusing on Big Tech’s political bias. Republican Missouri Sen. Josh Hawley introduced legislation Wednesday that would force tech companies to prove their political neutrality or face increased liability for use-made content. Hawley introduced the Ending Support for Internet…
    Mitch Kokai, June 20, 2019
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    Trump’s personality and his re-election

    Jonah Goldberg‘s latest column at National Review Online focuses on the role of President Trump’s personality in his re-election bid. When you talk to people who think Trump will be re-elected, they point to conventional rules about how a good economy makes voters want to stay the course.
    Mitch Kokai, June 20, 2019