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  • “I don’t think there’s been a more politicised and controversial medicine than hydroxychloroquine.”

    So says Prof. Nick White, one of the scientists involved in a large-scale hydroxychloroquine trial organized by England’s Oxford University. A recent BBC article describes how politically motivated opposition and online misinformation has put the trial in jeopardy: A trial investigating the drug hydroxychloroquine as a preventative…
    Jon Guze, August 8, 2020, 238 words
  • Martin Center column tackles credential inflation

    Andrew Gillen writes for the Martin Center about the causes of credential inflation and potential solutions. Credential inflation refers to an increase in the education credentials required for a job—for example, a job that used to be done by high school graduates but now requires new hires to have…
    Mitch Kokai, August 7, 2020, 320 words
  • Nevada’s mail-in voting and possible nationwide implications

    Emily Larsen of the Washington Examiner explores one Western state’s potential impact on 2020 election results. Nevada’s new automatic mail-in voting law is only the latest ballot systems change that has the potential to complicate the November election. With less than three months until the election, the rapid…
    Mitch Kokai, August 7, 2020, 310 words
  • Good for thee, not for me: Robert Reich edition

    Andrew Stiles of the Washington Free Beacon reports interesting news involving former U.S. Labor Secretary Robert Reich. Robert Reich, a left-wing professor at the University of California Berkeley who served as labor secretary during the Clinton administration, is very concerned about income inequality. He urged Wall Street executives…
    Mitch Kokai, August 7, 2020, 297 words
  • Socialism and corporations

    Iain Murray describes at National Review Online a love-hate relationship between socialists and corporations. Socialists would rather the traditional American firm did not exist. Animosity towards the capitalist boss for reaping all the rewards of his employees’ labor, or (perhaps worse) towards the joint-stock corporation, where workers don’t…
    Mitch Kokai, August 7, 2020, 320 words
  • This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    Available data make it easier to tell the story of the patients most likely to struggle with COVID-19. Jordan Roberts analyzes a recent COVID-19 profile for the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Donald van der Vaart and Dominic Coletti discuss unintended consequences associated with federal…
    Mitch Kokai, August 7, 2020, 101 words
  • New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello of Carolina Journal Online reviews the week in N.C. politics. Amy Cooke’s Daily Journal explains why parents and children must have education choices.
    Mitch Kokai, August 7, 2020, 24 words
  • Time to break up blackmailing teachers unions?

    John Daniel Davidson of the Federalist offers an idea for responding to teachers unions that don’t want reopened schools. It’s not enough that public school teachers and the college professors who train them are increasingly prone to teaching leftist absurdities like “2+2=5” or presenting the mendacious 1619 Project…
    Mitch Kokai, August 6, 2020, 296 words
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