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  • Big Families Are Better for the Environment

    I can’t tell whether Lyman Stone is trolling here, but it makes sense:  …
    Jon Guze, September 20, 2019, 13 words
  • Martin Center staffers highlight current reading lists

    The Martin Center highlights the books its staffers have been reading. Jenna A. Robinson, President Jacques Barzun’s magnum opus, From Dawn to Decadence: 500 Years of Western Cultural Life, has been a revelation—of my own inadequate history education. As the title says, the book covers 500 years of Western…
    Mitch Kokai, September 20, 2019, 333 words
  • Democratic senator’s moderate approach held against her

    Erielle Davidson writes for the Federalist about the impact of an attack from the Democratic Party’s left wing on a freshman U.S. senator. Arizona Republic reported that Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) “is facing a censure vote from the Arizona Democratic Party,” whose farthest left members feel Sinema has…
    Mitch Kokai, September 20, 2019, 260 words
  • A view of competing Democratic presidential campaigns

    Michael Brendan Dougherty of National Review Online focuses on two contrasting Democratic presidential candidates. Beto O’Rourke and Pete Buttigieg at first glance might seem to appeal to the same type of voter. A congressman and a mayor — younger, energetic men who aren’t longtime political insiders. But it…
    Mitch Kokai, September 20, 2019, 286 words
  • This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    Voters recently selected two new Republican representatives for North Carolina’s 3rd and 9th congressional districts. Rick Henderson analyzes the special elections’ significance during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Terry Stoops assesses key trends from the latest batch of N.C. public school standardized test scores. Wellesley College sociology…
    Mitch Kokai, September 20, 2019, 86 words
  • Should North Carolina Insure Our Health Insurance?

    Earlier this week, JLF’s Jordan Roberts published a research brief examining the merits of reinsurance in state health exchanges and whether or not it could be a viable option for North Carolina. What is Reinsurance? It works a lot like personal health insurance. In individual health insurance, you pay a…
    Brenee Goforth, September 19, 2019, 717 words
  • Cornelius’ uphill battle to break away from CMS

    Earlier this year education news here in the Triad was High Point Mayor Jay Wagner’s suggestion that HP break away from Guilford County Schools and form its own municipal school system—a suggestion that was met with considerable opposition. Besides–how would that actually work? Down I-85, the Town of Cornelius…
    Sam Hieb, September 19, 2019, 316 words
  • Martin Center highlights college mergers, closings

    David Waugh writes for the Martin Center about 86 recent higher education mergers and closings. Since 2016, colleges and universities have fought to stay open as enrollments fall, especially liberal arts colleges. Many colleges are adding more certificate programs in technology fields and dropping low-enrollment humanities programs. The threat…
    Mitch Kokai, September 19, 2019, 222 words
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