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    Dec
    03

    Five Lessons from Coolidge

    Posted in Budget & Taxes, Elections & Campaigns, Politicians & Politicking By Jim Tynen | Tagged , , , , ,

    Our new video clip of an interview with Amity Shlaes highlights why Calvin Coolidge was a successful leader, and  conservatives can find encouragement and counsel in it. For the challenges are daunting. Sometimes it looks as if government programs are never reduced, much less ended. The media and the academy distort the public picture of […]

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    Nov
    12

    Affordable Care Premiums to Rise 136% in NC

    Posted in Healthcare By Jim Tynen

    A new study shows that under the Affordable Care Act underlying health insurance premiums will be going up an average of 136 percent in North Carolina. That is an average, of course. Also, that doesn't include the subsidies promised to people in North Carolina. But the Supreme Court is now looking at whether Obamacare subsidies […]

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    Nov
    03

    The first 'exit poll' for the Hagan-Tillis race

    Posted in Elections & Campaigns By Jim Tynen | Tagged , , , ,

    Our final poll shows a dead heat in the Senate race. As it includes some people who have already voted, you could call it the first "exit poll." At your pre-election event, Dem consultant Brad Crone predicts Kay Hagan pulls out a win. The political future: the unaffiliated voters. Republican consultant Michael Luethy: it really […]

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    Oct
    20

    Five More ACA Horror Stories

    Posted in Healthcare By Jim Tynen | Tagged , , , , , ,

    You'll be hearing a lot about how the Affordable Care Act helps patients, but the exact opposite is true: the Affordable Care act hurts patients, especially because it pushes them into the inferior Medicaid program. Five new stories of health care disasters: 1. One North Carolina pediatrician, Dr. Rosemary Stein of Burlington, recently wrote in […]

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    Oct
    06

    Coolidge Showed Spending Can Be Cut

    Posted in Miscellaneous By Jim Tynen | Tagged , , ,

    Do we need a man like … Calvin Coolidge … again? That is a question that has to be taken seriously, thanks to the fine work of bestselling author Amity Shlaes, who was in Raleigh on Thursday to talk about Coolidge, her biography of the 30th president. Today he’s only a vague and somewhat humorous […]