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  • Will High Point election change Guilford commissioners’ mind on the stadium?

    Probably not. Boosters for the proposed $50 million downtown stadium triumphed in High Point’s municipal election, but what could they possibly say to the Guilford County Board of Commissioners to make then change their minds regarding their part in HP’s tax-increment financing plan? Board Chairman Jeff Phillips doesn’t sound…
    Sam Hieb, November 17, 2017, 178 words
  • Martin Center column focuses on diverse campus viewpoints

    George La Noue writes for the Martin Center about encouraging diverse viewpoints on college campuses. In the last few years, higher education has suffered an embarrassing series of well-publicized incidents of overt censorship by members of the academic community. The instances are geographically widespread and occur in a variety…
    Mitch Kokai, November 17, 2017, 267 words
  • A cyber attack warning

    Bill Gertz of the Washington Free Beacon highlights new concerns about online bad guys. Cyber attacks by foreign nations and criminals against both government and private sector networks are increasing in both sophistication and scale, a senior National Security Agency official said Wednesday. Jonathan L. Darby, deputy chief…
    Mitch Kokai, November 17, 2017, 217 words
  • Enforcing existing gun laws might help

    Richard Pollock of the Daily Caller details inconvenient news for federal gun control advocates. More than 100,000 convicted felons or other “prohibited persons” tried to buy guns each year during President Barack Obama’s administration by lying on their applications, but the Justice Department only considered prosecuting about 30…
    Mitch Kokai, November 17, 2017, 209 words
  • The need for certainty

    Kevin Williamson of National Review Online explains how temporary federal fixes can generate long-term negative consequences. The Trump administration, and Republicans in Congress, very much want to pass a tax cut right now. Some Democrats want to cut taxes, too, though usually different taxes for different taxpayers. So…
    Mitch Kokai, November 17, 2017, 255 words
  • Expanding the federal courts

    Steven Calabresi and Shams Hirji explain at National Review Online why they support an expansion of the federal judiciary. Republicans are looking for a win with their new tax-reform bill. But they could get two wins in one: In addition to overhauling the tax system, the bill could…
    Mitch Kokai, November 17, 2017, 273 words
  • 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, 105 words
  • New Carolina Journal Online features

    Kari Travis reports for Carolina Journal Online on the goals of National Apprenticeship Week. Julie Tisdale’s Daily Journal offers another firsthand example of problems linked to North Carolina’s certificate-of-need restrictions on medical facilities and equipment.
    Mitch Kokai, November 17, 2017, 34 words
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