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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    Federal “equitable sharing” programs hurt the relationship between local law enforcement agencies and the people they’re supposed to protect. The programs also threaten private property rights. Jon Guze explains how during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Terry Stoops explains why he’s glad to see a new…
    Mitch Kokai, November 17, 2017
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    More Wisdom From Dr. Mike Munger of Duke

    It’s always a treat to talk with Dr. Mike Munger. You’ll always learn something new. This time you’ll learn something about our namesake, John Locke. Take a minute to check with Dr. Munger and our Mitch Kokai.
    Donna Martinez, November 16, 2017
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    The Story of Texas Pete Hot Sauce

    In 1929, at the onset of the Great Depression, Sam and Ila Jane Garner were struggling to make ends meet for their family of nine. Their oldest child, Paul, was in school at Duke University. But Thad, their next oldest, had chosen to do something much different with his college…
    Anna Manning, November 15, 2017
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    Hidden and Independent

    “Building freedom actually doesn’t begin in the media or Hollywood or academia,” writes Stella Morabito in a recent essay on The Federalist. “It begins in the ‘hidden sphere,’ as explained in Soviet-era freedom fighter Vaclav Havel’s essay, ‘The Power of the Powerless.’ This means that the nucleus of…
    Joseph Coletti, November 14, 2017
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    Remembering veterans of America’s first war

    Jay Cost of National Review Online explains why we should spend at least a little time thinking about the veterans who helped ensure the United States of America could become a nation in the first place. The Revolutionary War, while not nearly as deadly as the Civil War,…
    Mitch Kokai, November 14, 2017
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    Recent “Hometown Debates” in Rocky Mount, Burlington, and Newton highlighted key education issues linked to school construction, charter schools, and teacher pay. Panelist Terry Stoops shares his take on those topics during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Rick Henderson highlights the latest Carolina Journal cover…
    Mitch Kokai, November 10, 2017
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    How communism takes root

    Stella Morabito uses a Federalist column to wrap up her cautionary tale of the way in which communism swallows up an otherwise free society. My goal is simply to build some sort of a reference list that helps identify with some specificity the conditions through which totalitarianism can…
    Mitch Kokai, November 9, 2017
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    Another reminder of ‘100 years of hell’

    Arthur Herman reflects at National Review Online on the 100th anniversary of Vladimir Lenin’s overthrow of the Russian republic. The next day, November 8, Lenin installed himself and his Marxist Bolshevik cronies as the new government of Russia, dubbed the Council of People’s Commissars. Barely a shot had…
    Mitch Kokai, November 8, 2017