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New Era at HHS: New Leadership and Budget Surplus

Rick Henderson on HHS under new leadership; Guy Benson & Mary Katharine Ham on Left's effort to shut down debate; Pat McCrory & Richard Brajer on HHS going forward; Dan Fine on energy prices & geopolitics; and Kari Travis on Raleigh's outdoor dining rules

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Aug 28, 2015 04:19 PM

Rent-seeking, the renewable energy business model

Rent-seeking is a strange term; it’s the economists’ version of the infield fly rule. If you’re in the know about rent-seeking, it’s likely you are conversant in economics. The president is not. (Which shouldn’t surprise, since so many of his economic schemes depend upon inverted demand curves to work. He hasn’t issued an Executive OrderContinue Reading


Aug 28, 2015 03:47 PM

Locker Room Talk: N.C. budget debate, Taxpayer Protection Act

Donna Martinez, Becki Gray, and Rick Henderson discuss N.C. budget negotiations and the proposed Taxpayer Protection Act during this week’s edition of “Locker Room Talk.”


Aug 28, 2015 03:24 PM

Oregon returns surplus to taxpayers as part of a ‘kicker’ law

The state of Oregon will send $402 million back to taxpayers next year after the state had a surplus in personal income taxes.  According to The Register-Guard, The estimated median rebate under Oregon’s “kicker” law will be $124, though the value varies significantly based on income. Oregon’s kicker law was created in the 1980s asContinue Reading


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Aug 28, 2015

Limit Sessions, Expand Freedom?

States with session limits tend to respect freedom more than those that do not.


Aug 20, 2015

Why Opting Out Suddenly Is In

More parents nationwide are rebelling against standardized testing in public schools.


Aug 13, 2015

Disagreement Over Long-Term Pension Costs

Public pension plans are better funded than they were during the Great Recession. But experts disagree on how much funding they need to prevent taxpayer bailouts.


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Jul 16, 2015

We Must Value the First Amendment

The notion of "I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it" has given way, even among journalists, to a multicultural fetish against offending anyone who is not Western, or who is among a media-anointed "victim class.


Jun 16, 2015

Telling Both Sides of the Story

Those who read, watch, and listen to the news lose when media outlets decide to ignore the “wrong” side.


Mar 13, 2015

Corrections Policies Say A Lot

A news outlet’s willingness to own up to its mistakes says a lot about its credibility.


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