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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    In more than a quarter century of exposing N.C. government boondoggles, Carolina Journal has highlighted some major turkeys. Rick Henderson discusses two of them — the Randy Parton Theatre and the Global TransPark — during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Terry Stoops analyzes the latest…
    Mitch Kokai, September 22, 2017
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    North Korea ramps up EMP threat

    Bill Gertz of the Washington Free Beacon details North Korea’s threat of an electromagnetic pulse attack. It’s a prospect with which readers in this forum should be all too familiar. North Korea for the first time this week revealed plans for using its…
    Mitch Kokai, September 7, 2017
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    Be careful what you wish for: single-payer health care edition

    Jonathan LaForce urges Federalist website readers to remain wary of single-payer health care. People keep talking about single-payer health care and universal health care as if somehow such systems are spontaneously going to save all of humankind from some sort of dreaded mass bodily failure. Guess what? The…
    Mitch Kokai, August 17, 2017
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    The ‘high-stakes test’ of North Korea

    Sarah Westwood of the Washington Examiner explores foreign policy challenges linked to North Korea’s threats. Although the White House had previously signaled that the American “era of strategic patience” with North Korea had ended, Trump’s strategy for dealing with the belligerent regime had focused heavily on persuading China…
    Mitch Kokai, August 10, 2017
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    House GOP wants to pump more money into military

    Natalie Johnson of the Washington Free Beacon highlights U.S. House Republicans’ proposal to ramp up military spending. The Republican-led House released its budget blueprint Tuesday that calls for a steep increase to military spending that would break caps imposed by the 2011 Budget Control Act and require GOP…
    Mitch Kokai, July 20, 2017
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    Because the military has little use for real training?

    Elizabeth Harrington of the Washington Free Beacon offers a report that should disturb anyone interested in a well-trained, well-equipped American military. The United States Army’s training for how to handle transgender issues instructs troops not to gossip about male soldiers who identify as female. The hour-long mandatory training…
    Mitch Kokai, July 12, 2017
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    Keeping America safe in troubled times

    North Korea. Radical Islam. Cyber warfare. Each presents a significant threat to American national security. In today’s age of rapidly developing technology, multiple security threats can converge. Van Hipp of American Defense International Inc. highlighted key threats during a presentation Monday to the John Locke Foundation’s Shaftesbury Society.
    Mitch Kokai, July 11, 2017
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    Cleaning up the VA

    Sarah Westwood of the Washington Examiner details efforts to clear deadwood from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Department of Veterans Affairs officials have fired more than 500 misbehaving employees since January, according to data posted online Friday. VA Secretary David Shulkin touted his agency’s decision to publish…
    Mitch Kokai, July 10, 2017