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Telehealth genie escaped the bottle

Before the onset of COVID-19 in early 2020, patients who preferred to obtain medical services through video chats or phone calls were unlikely to be reimbursed for those expenses. Medicare, for example, covered telehealth visits only for patients in remote rural areas and only if they journeyed to some other institution — a doctor’s office,...

John Hood

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Jon Sanders

Progressive prosecutors have unintended impact on crime

If you’re looking for a good example of the law of unintended consequences, search no further than the actions of so-called “progressive prosecutors.” In the name of reforming the criminal justice system, they end up making conditions even worse. “I think the best way to define a progressive prosecutor is someone who uses his or...

Mitch Kokai

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Let’s try grownups this time

With only a few days left to cast ballots in the 2022 primaries, most North Carolinians are worried and frustrated. Many are furious. Some 62% of voters responding to a recent High Point University poll said the country had “gotten pretty seriously off on the wrong track.” Even higher shares of state voters said something...

John Hood

Racism is dead.

Racism is dead. And progressives have killed it. However, you will see no celebration for this monumental occasion. You will see no victory lap from progressives. This is soul-crushing news for progressives as they are forced to confront their existential crisis.  I have been meditating on the idea that racism is dead as a cultural...

Joshua Peters

Biden staff launching racist ‘microaggressions’​ at Kamala and other outrageous stories

Below are a few of the stories that caught my eye this week. I’m kind of wondering now what the next crazy Madison Cawthorn story is that will drop in the news cycle. Your guess is probably as good as mine. Biden says MAGA ‘most extreme’ group in recent US history, warns gays may face...

Ray Nothstine

A ‘Conservative Spring’ in 2022

The word “spring” is often tacked on to political moments when a repressive status quo crumbles and a new era of hope emerges. The “Springtime of Nations” in 1848 was one of the largest political shifts in history, as European nations rebelled against monarchy and other traditional institutions, which they replaced with flatter, more-democratic structures....

David Larson