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Lefty activists target Texas textbooks

H. Sterling Burnett of the Heartland Institute explains in a Human Events column why left-of-center political activists have taken an interest in Texas public school textbooks. There is a controversy over proposed new school textbooks in Texas—not over what is actually in the books but instead over scientific facts environmental lobbyists want the publishers toContinue Reading

Lowry bats back bilious blather about voter ID

Rich Lowry probes for Politico readers the over-the-top reaction to voter identification laws. For the left, voter ID is tantamount to a poll tax. It is meant to suppress minority voters and is a last-gasp, unconstitutional scheme by the Republican Party to save itself by decisively shaping the electorate to its advantage. If all ofContinue Reading

British historian Johnson worries his own country might follow France’s lead

Historian Paul Johnson‘s latest column for Forbes spells out some key problems plaguing France. Johnson worries his home country might follow suit in the not-too-distant future. AT PRESENT FRANCE IS a good example of how not to run a country. President François Hollande says he’s a socialist, but he has an upper-class lifestyle and refersContinue Reading

Forbes laments the Fed’s reaction to recent news about the dollar

Steve Forbes explains in the latest issue of Forbes magazine why he worries about the Federal Reserve’s recent reaction to a stronger dollar. THE FEDERAL RESERVE is reportedly upset about the dollar’s recent strength, fearing this will foil its desire to create a certain amount of inflation and thereby retard economic growth. In the Fed’sContinue Reading

This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

North Carolina’s elections are proceeding under rules set out in a 2013 election law, thanks to a recent ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court. Rick Henderson analyzes that ruling during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Becki Gray takes on left-of-center political activists’ definition of “women’s issues.” Jim Geraghty of National Review shares highlightsContinue Reading

New Carolina Journal Online features

Evelyn Howell profiles for Carolina Journal Online the N.C. House District 115 election. Jon Ham’s Daily Journal blasts media outlets that allowed the federal government to review and edit their stories.

Leef asks Forbes readers to consider a government-funded project that’s more than wasteful

George Leef’s latest column for Forbes looks beyond typical wasteful government spending to focus on a more disturbing item within the federal budget. [N]ow consider a research project that’s being funded by the National Science Foundation. The project purports to detect what the team of researchers label “social pollution” on the Internet. Specifically, the researchContinue Reading

Stalinism was no corruption of communism

Historian Anne Applebaum reviews for The Atlantic a nearly 1,000-page book on the first 50 years of Soviet dictator Josef Stalin’s life. Among author Stephen Kotkin’s most interesting observations: Stalin’s murderous regime did not result from some perversion of a communist ideal. Unlike the uneducated cynic of Trotsky’s imagination, the real Stalin justified each andContinue Reading

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