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Time for an all-out offensive against failure

BY JIM WATERS The Bluegrass Institute It's often the coach who gets forced out even though it's the players who lose games. Sometimes education commissioners resign under pressure, as Stephen Pruitt did, even though the entire. . .

Facebook faces regulation. But what kind?

FROM THE JACKSONVILLE (NC) DAILY NEWS During Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's ballyhooed two days of congressional testimony last week, two things quickly became clear: One, Congress is interested in regulating Facebook, and two,...

Abortion and verbal clarity

BY RICHARD NELSON Commonwealth Policy Center Kentucky's latest abortion regulation was barely a day old before the ACLU claimed it was unconstitutional and filed suit to have it struck down. HB 454, signed into law by Gov. Bevin. . .

Gas prices inch up, but not forever

FROM THE JACKSONSVILLE (NC) DAILY NEWS For anyone who has lived through gasoline shortages and price spikes, the recent headline in The Wall Street Journal may cause nightmares: "Americans Face Highest Pump Prices in Years." It's...

Legislature overrides budget, tax vetoes

BY REP. RICHARD HEATH 2ND DISTRICT This past week, the Legislature overrode the governor's vetoes of a pro-education budget and comprehensive tax reform. I was proud of these measures, which placed a high priority on providing...

Facebook should face competition, not regulation

THE COLORADO SPRINGS GAZETTE Facebook censors inadvertently made Diamond and Silk a household name this week. Censorship typically defeats the censors. As frequent guests on Fox News, the sisters took their case directly to the...

Public should be wary of broadcast media mergers

FROM THE JACKSONVILLE (NC) DAILY NEWS After years of consolidation, Americans are seeing the downside of conglomerates controlling most of the nation's news organizations. The loss of diverse, independent news outlets leads to...

Bevin right to veto state budget, tax reform bill

BY JOSEPH GERTH Louisville Courier Journal This is for all of you who have been begging, pleading for me to write a positive column about something, anything, that Gov. Matt Bevin does. And while it certainly won't go far enough...

Trade war will hit home hard

JACKSONVILLE (N.C.) DAILY NEWS For the past few weeks, all the president's talk about trade wars has been an abstract notion for most of us -- a concern for policymakers in Washington but nothing that would come home to disrupt...