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  • NCAE invites members to donate to the Biden/Harris campaign

    The NC Association of Educators (NCAE) affirms its loyalty to the Democratic Party.
    Terry Stoops, August 12, 2020, 13 words
  • Greensboro-based Cone Health plans to merge with Sentara Healthcare

    Greensboro-based Cone Health and Norfolk, VA-based Sentara Healthcare on Wednesday announced plans to merge the two hospital systems. Tara Bannow from Modern Healthcare reported, The CEOs of both not-for-profit health systems shot down the notion that the proposed deal is happening in response to pressures caused by…
    Jordan Roberts, August 12, 2020, 502 words
  • Cooper spends $85.6 million in federal GEER funds

    Congress included the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER) Fund in the CARES Act, and North Carolina’s share was $95.6 million.  Gov. Cooper just announced how he’s spending the money, and much of the K-12 spending will be used to hire additional staff. $40 million to the State Board of…
    Terry Stoops, August 12, 2020, 268 words
  • Martin Center column emphasizes lifeboats to escape sinking higher ed ship

    Stephanie Brenzel offers Martin Center readers suggestions for college reform. In their recent Martin Center policy brief, Joy Pullmann and Sumantra Maitra get much right about the activist professor problem in academia. These professors are dominating the profession in a way I wouldn’t have thought possible three or four…
    Mitch Kokai, August 12, 2020, 344 words
  • Democrats’ approach to reopening schools

    Joy Pullmann of the Federalist highlights changing attitudes among prominent Democrats about reopening public schools. Prominent Democrat politicians have started making huge concessions on reopening schools. Back in May, Democrats pounced after President Trump supported reopening. Despite the data finding precisely the opposite, it quickly became the Democrat-media…
    Mitch Kokai, August 12, 2020, 300 words
  • McCarthy no fan of Trump’s usurpation of congressional authority

    Andrew McCarthy of National Review Online responds to President Trump’s latest executive orders. Back in March, when the Trump administration ramped up its response to the COVID-19 pandemic, I argued that the politics of disaster relief was overwhelming the legal restraints on it. The foundational issue was whether…
    Mitch Kokai, August 12, 2020, 308 words
  • National Review editors bemoan abuse of presidential authority

    Editors at National Review Online share their concerns about recent actions from President Trump. President Trump is abusing his authority, just as his predecessor Barack Obama abused his. Two executive actions he took in the name of COVID relief over the weekend are attempts to legislate without the…
    Mitch Kokai, August 12, 2020, 302 words
  • Is It Time to Innovate North Carolina’s Health Insurance Market?

    Across America, millions of people have lost their jobs due to the COVID-19 outbreak. More than just their incomes, many of these people lost their employer sponsored health insurance (ESI). This week, JLF’s Jordan Roberts explained how North Carolina could improve the health insurance market by making a change. Roberts…
    Brenee Goforth, August 12, 2020, 452 words
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