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State & Local Tax Distortion — Property Taxes & Sales Tax Deductions in Tax Reform

One of Republicans’ stated aims on behalf of tax reform is that they want to make the tax code simpler and minimize the incentives it creates through deductions and credits. At least in terms of state and local taxes, though, the House Republican tax proposal risks creating a new tax ...

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North Carolina University’s Central Planning — Martin Center Article

The supposed need for central planning didn’t expire with the Soviet Union. It’s alive and well in the U.S., especially in our big universities. Administrators like to look busy by crafting plans to achieve lofty sounding goals. That’s been going on at the University of North Carolina under its new ...

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‘We Hit About 95 Going Down 539’

An interview with one of the heroes from Sutherland Springs yesterday: ‘ ].join(”)); } else if( $(‘.story:eq(4)’).length > 0 && !$(‘.story:eq(4)’).hasClass(‘blog-ad-tagged’) ) { $(‘.story:eq(4)’) .addClass(‘blog-ad-tagged’) .append([ ‘ ‘, ‘‘, ‘ ‘ ].join(”)); } })(jQuery); original article on Fox news

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Jonah Goldberg’s “Conversation with Bill Kristol”

A couple weeks ago, I sat down with Bill Kristol to discuss the state of conservatism and other things. ‘ ].join(”)); } else if( $(‘.story:eq(4)’).length > 0 && !$(‘.story:eq(4)’).hasClass(‘blog-ad-tagged’) ) { $(‘.story:eq(4)’) .addClass(‘blog-ad-tagged’) .append([ ‘ ‘, ‘‘, ‘ ‘ ].join(”)); } })(jQuery); original article on Fox news

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NR Institute Seeking Regional Fellows in New York, Washington, D.C., and Philadelphia

National Review Institute is seeking applicants for the Spring 2018 session of its popular Regional Fellows Program in New York, Washington, D.C., and Philadelphia. The ideal applicant will be a mid-career professional, working in a non-policy professional setting. Past Fellows have represented diverse industries and professions ranging from oil and ...

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The Final Countdown Begins in Virginia

The Final Countdown Begins in Virginia This morning, Quinnipiac University released a new poll showing Democrat Ralph Northam up by 9 points over Republican Ed Gillespie in the Virginia gubernatorial election. As dire as that sounds for Gillespie, cynical minds will interpret this result as a face-saving correction by the ...

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Sutherland Texas Good Guy With a Gun Stops Bad Guy With a Gun Devin Patrick Kelley

With the automatic caveat that early reports are often wrong, it appears that the man who attacked the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, was a dishonorably-discharged veteran of the United States Air Force. If this report is accurate, he wasn’t permitted to legally own a firearm. As the ...

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As the New Week Emerges . . .

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Church Shooting Near San Antonio

Update 3:30 p.m.: Local officials now say that at least 27 are dead. Breaking 3:02 p.m.: According to witness reports, about 20 shots were fired during a service at First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, at 11:30 a.m. local time today. The shooter died following a chase, though it is not ...

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Ralph Northam & Virginia Gubernatorial Race: Anti-Immigrant Rhetoric in the Election

An interesting campaign advertisement from 2007 brings new light to a big point of contention in the current Virginia gubernatorial race. Ralph Northam, current Democratic candidate for governor in Virginia, first ran for elected office in 2007, challenging two-term Republican incumbent Nick Rerras for a seat in the Virginia state ...

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