Military

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    Private Islamic schools are not terrorist training grounds

    At the 2013 N.C. School Boards Association’s Public Policy Conference, then-Superintendent of Public Instruction June Atkinson remarked, With the voucher legislation that we have we could be in dangerous territory as far as taxpayers’ dollars going to private schools. There is nothing in the legislation that would prevent someone…
    Terry Stoops, November 16, 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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    A plea for the president to say ‘No comment’

    Andrew McCarthy of National Review Online wishes President Trump would have kept his feelings about disgraced soldier Bowe Bergdahl to himself. [M]ilitary justice is a unilateral executive-branch system. Even the appellate courts, including the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, lack structural independence. No matter how…
    Mitch Kokai, October 26, 2017
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    American military academies as ‘Disneyland for politicians’

    Professor Bruce Fleming writes for the Federalist about a common problem plaguing the U.S. service academies, one that would not surprise other critics of American higher education. The military world and military academies—I’m a tenured civilian professor of English at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis—were rocked by…
    Mitch Kokai, October 17, 2017
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    War of words versus actual war

    Despite the escalating rhetoric between President Trump and North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un, National Review Online columnist David French does not expect a military confrontation. [M]any Americans are understandably nervous, but the chances that the war of words will escalate into full-blown conflict are still relatively low. To…
    Mitch Kokai, September 28, 2017
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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