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January 19, 2017

U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis on Tuesday issued a call for bipartisanship in an op-ed published in the Charlotte Observer. In it he said that his party — contrary to what many Republicans claim — did not receive a mandate in November to push through an ideologically-driven, far-right…


Rethinking Fannie, Freddie a good idea

January 18, 2017

Washington is in dire need of blunt debate about the future of housing finance, and there was a flash of it during Ben Carson's confirmation hearing before the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee, which is considering his nomination as housing secretary.

Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont.,…


Expel speech codes at UNC campuses

January 17, 2017

In his first month of work, an Appalachian State University administrator suggested students accused of “microaggressions” — fleeting and usually inadvertent comments perceived as prejudiced — could face consequences.

Chief Diversity Officer Willie Fleming, who was hired…


Repeal Obama care, but have a replacement

January 16, 2017

A clarion call has come from the GOP since the presidential nomination race started in earnest in 2015: Repeal and replace Obamacare.

The Affordable Care Act has remained the largest target of all: larger than immigration, larger than national defense and larger than fixing the incredibly rising…