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    Repressive regimes fighting back

    Natalie Johnson of the Washington Free Beacon details disturbing news about efforts to shine light on repressive government regimes. Government-sanctioned attacks against activists, journalists, and opposition politicians who expose corruption and abuse in repressive regimes are on the rise, according to a new report on internet freedom released…
    Mitch Kokai, November 16, 2017
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    Why sports pundits should stick to their expertise

    Ryan Huber doesn’t blame high-profile sports commentators for wanting to pontificate about politics. He explains at National Review Online why they shouldn’t. (And he’s not even getting into the political left’s “weaponization” of sports.) [W]hy wouldn’t someone want to tune in to hear sports and entertainment personalities weigh…
    Mitch Kokai, November 15, 2017
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way of Carolina Journal Online interviews Jonathan Kappler, the new executive director of the N.C. FreeEnterprise Foundation. John Hood’s Daily Journal discusses the history of “N.C. Spin” and its pending move to UNC-TV.
    Mitch Kokai, November 15, 2017
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    Weinstein, Spacey misread the public

    Kyle Smith explains at National Review Online how two recent subjects of charges involving criminal predatory behavior — Harvey Weinstein and Kevin Spacey — both responded in ways that didn’t end up helping them. Spacey’s attempt to draw a link between living as a gay man and sexually…
    Mitch Kokai, November 1, 2017
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    American social media companies silencing Chinese dissident

    Bill Gertz of the Washington Free Beacon offers bad news about several major American social media companies. Twitter has joined Facebook and YouTube in restricting social media accounts of popular dissident Chinese businessman Guo Wengui, in the face of intense Chinese pressure. Guo, a New York-based billionaire and…
    Mitch Kokai, October 27, 2017
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    Blind spots

    Ken Stern, the former CEO of National Public Radio, spent a year getting to know the rest of America. He explains what he learned in the New York Post and a new book. An NPR reporter responded that NPR isn’t really a liberal bubble. As if on…
    Joseph Coletti, October 26, 2017
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    The N&O interrupts complaining against tax cuts for business to demand tax cuts for a business

    The same editors who called business tax cuts "wasting the public's money, throwing it away for the benefit of a few" back in May are now saying it was an "utterly dumb idea" to do away with refundable tax credits for film productions.
    Jon Sanders, October 25, 2017
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    National Review editor places Russian Facebook ads in perspective

    Don’t count National Review‘s Rich Lowry among those who worry that Russian government Facebook ads might have determined the outcome of the 2016 American presidential election. We are supposed to believe that it bought the American presidential election last year with $100,000 in Facebook ads and some other…
    Mitch Kokai, October 25, 2017