Three news-aggregation articles at Liberty Headlines, by Quin Hillyer (links to the full articles embedded in the bolded headlines);

Ending “Sue and Settle” at EPAIn a major blow against what conservatives long have called an abusive and lawless practice, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt on Monday ordered his personnel to end an (il)legal strategy known as “sue and settle.”

“The days of regulation through litigation are over,” said Pruitt, who in his earlier role as attorney general of Oklahoma had fought court battles, some of them quite successful, against the Obama Administration’s “sue and settle” (henceforth, “S&S”) practices.

The Obama team, especially at EPA, had used S&S as a backdoor way to impose regulations not clearly intended by Congress – all without conducting the usual, open-to-the-public, rule-making process otherwise required by law….

Conservatives demand protection for intellectual propertyThe Conservative Action Project (CAP), a loose affiliation of dozens of conservative leaders, released a policy memo Tuesday calling for a re-establishment of U.S. economic competitiveness, along with more aggressive protection of U.S. intellectual property.

The memo never mentions the late Obama administration, but the message between the lines is a direct rebuke to Obama’s policies and legacy….

Backlash against Biloxi for banning “Mockingbird”decision by the Biloxi, Mississippi school board to remove the novel To Kill a Mockingbird from its 8th grade curriculum is earning backlash, both angry and mocking, from writers and pundits across the country and across the political spectrum.

“There is some language in the book that makes people uncomfortable, and we can teach the same lesson with other books,” explained school board vice president Kenny Holloway.

The book has been challenged and banned by various school systems numerous timessince its 1960 publication, including Virginia’s Accomack County School District last year, often for its frequent use (in realistic 1930s-era conversation) of the word “nig***.” But the decision, and explanation, was met with widespread derision….

 

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