Troubling poll in Third Congressional District
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From CommonWealth:
Jesse Kelley of the conservative R Street Institute hails passage of the criminal justice reform law as a turn away from the tough-on-crime philosophy in Massachusetts….

N.C.’s auto insurance regulations in desperate need of an update
R.J. Lehmann & Marc Hyden

Auto insurance is pretty inexpensive in North Carolina, provided you have a spotless driving record. But if you’re among the roughly one in three drivers with some smudges on that record, or if…

A cybersecurity power struggle is brewing at the National Security Council
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From Cyberscoop:
“There’s always a concern that you can’t have a person who doesn’t understand the threat environment come into this position. Someone has to really know what’s going on in…

‘News distortion’ is not grounds for violating the First Amendment
Joe Kane

Last week, a group of Democratic senators sent a letter to Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai asking him to review the fitness of a broadcaster to retain its broadcast…

Telemedicine in eye care: An emerging tech policy primer
Joe Kane & Caleb Watney

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Pension bills are common sense – yet have little chance of passage in Capitol
Steven Greenhut

The California Public Employees’ Retirement System’s report released last week touts all of the pension fund’s good news, which it says “has built a solid path forward for the long-term…

Amazon controversy makes the case for a private-sector U.S. Postal Service
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Kevin Kosar sourced at the Heritage Foundation:
This presented a rare growth opportunity for the Postal Service. In 2008, packages barely registered on the postal scorecard, delivering  900 million…

Trump allies worry Cohen will flip
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From Politico:
“They’re going to squeeze him like a grape. I think in the end he’ll pop unless Trump pardons him,” said Paul Rosenzweig, a senior fellow at the nonprofit R Street Institute…

Tuesday round-up
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From SCOTUSblog:
Yesterday’s second argument was in WesternGeco LLC v. ION Geophysical Corp., in which the justices considered whether damages for infringement of a domestic patent overseas…

Seven decades of the inflation-adjusted Dow Jones Industrial average
Alex J. Pollock

Everybody has observed the renewed volatility of stock prices during the last few months. But for all the volatility, so far, the stock market has moved basically sideways since the end of 2017. The…