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Licensing Regulations and the Case of the Teeth Whiteners

Sep 29, 2014   //   by Christian Hine   //   Carolinas, Christian Hine, National  //  2 Comments

*This article was a special to the Charlotte Observer by our friends Adam Smith and Stewart Dompe, professors of economics at Johnson & Wales University.  We hope to add them as regular contributors here at PunditHouse. In October, the U.S. Supreme Court will weigh in on a dispute between the Federal Trade Commission and the […]

Obamacare Destroying Lives in NC

Sep 12, 2014   //   by Christian Hine   //   Christian Hine, National  //  17 Comments

Two of Pattie Curran’s three sons have rare bone marrow failure syndrome combined with a secondary mitochondrial disease. Life’s been tough, but they’ve made it work. Until Obamacare. From the description of a new video produced by Nicole Revels (published below): this Piedmont-Triad family “has witnessed their family’s insurance coverage slip away as premiums, deductibles, and […]

Hagan’s History of Broken Promises

Sep 8, 2014   //   by Christian Hine   //   Carolinas, Christian Hine, National  //  12 Comments

According to our friends at North Carolina’s Americans for Prosperity, average health insurance premium increases in NC are expected to be among the highest in U.S. A Price Waterhouse Cooper Health Research Institute study said the average increase of 7.7% in North Carolina could be higher than the majority of states reporting premium increases, and is […]

Was Bowe Bergdahl a Deserter?

Jun 2, 2014   //   by Christian Hine   //   Christian Hine, National  //  10 Comments

By now you have heard the story of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl’s release from Taliban captivity.  This should be a feel good story, but layers keep unraveling. Nevermind the fact that President Obama has now seemingly changed US foreign policy to include negotiation with terrorists, but word is beginning to leak that Bergdahl himself isn’t just […]

Post Primary Depression: So You Lost, Now What?

May 14, 2014   //   by Christian Hine   //   Carolinas, Christian Hine, National  //  32 Comments

If you’ve ever felt the rush of emotions that having your team in the “big game” can bring, then you have an idea of what campaign season is like for political activists…with a few exceptions. Imagine if the Super Bowl lasted for eight months, the fans played the game, and neither side knew the score […]

Paradigm Lost: GOP Fails to Articulate the Larger Issue of Obamacare

Jan 17, 2014   //   by Christian Hine   //   Christian Hine, National  //  31 Comments

Imagine a scenario where the Federal government decides there’s a service so worthwhile everyone in the country should have it. In consultation with industry, the Feds develop regulations to make universal service a reality. The result is a complex piece of legislation that, in addition to universality, has two major outcomes. First, the industry is […]

Grassroots Way Ahead of Elected Officials

Jan 14, 2014   //   by Christian Hine   //   Christian Hine, National  //  11 Comments

This just in from the Department of Government Redundancy and Time Wasting. The following press release was published by Thom Tillis and Phil Berger on Monday: RALEIGH, N.C. –House Speaker Thom Tillis (R-Mecklenburg) and Senate Leader Phil Berger (R-Rockingham) announced today the formation of a Joint Legislative Study Committee to investigate the impacts of the Affordable […]

Obama Proposes Massive Gun Ban by Regulation Fiat

Jan 9, 2014   //   by Christian Hine   //   Carolinas, Christian Hine, National  //  14 Comments

*Editor’s note: This is from our Friends at Grassroots North Carolina: In a “Friday media dump” designed to conceal its actions by releasing them after the press has left town, the Obama administration last week announced its intention to push two regulations which would massively expand the federal gun bans imposed on Americans. “SEE A […]

Generation TEA

Dec 6, 2013   //   by Christian Hine   //   Carolinas, Christian Hine, National  //  42 Comments

The nature of politics is undergoing a radical transformation.  Our two party system is no longer meeting the needs of a growing number of activists.  Historically, the Republican Party was able to represent the interests of right of center conservatives.  With issues becoming more complex, and expectations of activists changing, this is no longer the […]

Obamacare Testimony in Gastonia

Dec 2, 2013   //   by Christian Hine   //   Carolinas, Christian Hine, National  //  10 Comments

Howdy folks. Apologies for the tardiness of getting this online, but I was basically in an illness coma most of last week. As you know, the Gaston County Courthouse was packed November 22 as the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee listened to local testimonies regarding the impact the Affordable Care Act has made on […]