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  • Why does North Carolina have these alcohol restrictions?

    There are plenty of small restrictions in North Carolina on buying and selling legal alcoholic products that are worth asking questions about. Here are several.
    Jon Sanders, January 29, 2020, 366 words
  • Michigan to allow remote pharmacies

    Patients in Michigan will now be able to pick up prescriptions at remote pharmacies:  LANSING — People will be able to pick up prescriptions at certain pharmacies in Michigan that are not staffed by an on-site pharmacist under legislation signed by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.
    Jordan Roberts, January 29, 2020, 234 words
  • Martin Center column highlights decline in academic research

    Edward Archer writes for the Martin Center about an “intellectual and moral decline” in academic research. For most of the past century, the United States was the pre-eminent nation in science and technology. The evidence for that is beyond dispute: Since 1901, American researchers have won more Nobel prizes…
    Mitch Kokai, January 29, 2020, 273 words
  • Emulating the Chinese in a disturbing way

    Stella Morabito explains in a Federalist column why a proposal on Capitol Hill would move American policy closer to that of communist China. Over the past decade, China has developed a means of extorting conformity and compliance by ranking and sorting its 1.3 billion citizens into two main…
    Mitch Kokai, January 29, 2020, 277 words
  • House Democrats want to override right-to-work protections

    Sean Higgins of the Washington Examiner reports on a U.S. House proposal that would upend labor laws in North Carolina and a majority of the American states. The Democrat-led House is set next week to vote on legislation to override the 27 states that have given workers a…
    Mitch Kokai, January 29, 2020, 290 words
  • A defense of comparative advantage

    Writers at National Review Online are engaging in verbal fisticuffs over the merits of free markets. Veronique de Rugy comes down on the pro-free-market side. She also offers us a great reminder of the concept of comparative advantage. McCarthy writes that “Comparative advantage is yet another reductive philosophical…
    Mitch Kokai, January 29, 2020, 240 words
  • Guilford County Schools and ‘white science’

    Guilford County Schools has cut ties with a PhD. “professional development presenter” over her controversial tweets. Alt-weekly Triad City Beat broke the story while the Greensboro News & Record follows up. At issue are tweets by Kimya Dennis, who conducted a three-day training on gender discrimination for Guilford…
    Sam Hieb, January 28, 2020, 335 words
  • Peace Through Strength

    Matt Ridley posted a video that perfectly illustrates my preferred approach to foreign policy: Amazing: a termite track (top) and an ant track (bottom) • each travelling insect is protected by its own column of soldiers, no fights necessary | ? via Mehdi Moussaid…
    Jon Guze, January 28, 2020, 14 words
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