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  • Martin Center column highlights prospects for athletics reform

    Shannon Watkins of the Martin Center devotes her latest column to the possibility of significant athletics reform in N.C. higher education. Many colleges are setting up their student-athletes for failure. Whether one looks to the long-term neurological health risks that young athletes are subject to, or the myriad cases…
    Mitch Kokai, December 10, 2018, 212 words
  • A defense of ‘dark money’

    David Harsanyi of the Federalist explains the vital role of “dark money” in American political debate. Although the term “dark money” sounds ominous and unsavory, it’s just a misleading neologism adopted by activist journalists to make completely legal contributions to political causes they disagree with sound creepy and…
    Mitch Kokai, December 10, 2018, 266 words
  • Problems tied to climate change taxes

    Chuck DeVore writes for Forbes about the political challenges associated with climate change taxes. The City of Lights, Paris, has been illuminated in recent days by cars set alight by thousands of protesting “Yellow Vests”—largely middle class people who earn their living by driving or who commute to…
    Mitch Kokai, December 10, 2018, 279 words
  • Federal lunch regulations loosened

    Megan Trimble of U.S. News and World Report details one small victory against the nanny state. Students everywhere are likely to rejoice. The Trump administration has officially rolled back Obama-era lunch guidelines that promoted heightened nutrition standards for the national school lunch program. The Healthy, Hunger-Free…
    Mitch Kokai, December 10, 2018, 282 words
  • Warren faces steep hurdle of her own construction

    Jonathan Tobin explains at National Review Online how U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s potential presidential bid already faces a formidable challenge. Senator Elizabeth Warren thought she was solving a problem that presented a clear obstacle to her presidential ambitions. But it turns out that taking a DNA test to…
    Mitch Kokai, December 10, 2018, 233 words
  • About those “Consent Videos”

    Lyman Stone retweeted this thread:…
    Jon Guze, December 7, 2018, 5 words
  • Split N.C. Supreme Court reverses decision in tobacco acquisition fight

    The N.C. Supreme Court has voted, 4-3, to overrule a state Appeals Court ruling in a court fight involving British American Tobacco and Reynolds American’s $29.25 billion takeover of Lorillard. The high court’s ruling means opponents of the tobacco megadeal cannot pursue a claim that BAT violated a fiduciary duty…
    Mitch Kokai, December 7, 2018, 56 words
  • A glimpse into education school curriculum

    Notice that the paper must be on a “social justice issue related to education” and that she has already determined that the conservative “Congress man” is “basically someone who is working against public education.”…
    Terry Stoops, December 7, 2018, 34 words
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