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  • Warren’s latest challenge? Former registration as a Republican

    Naomi Lim of the Washington Examiner reports on a piece of Elizabeth Warren’s past that rarely gets much publicity. Elizabeth Warren is best known as a liberal firebrand, but the 2020 Democrat was a registered Republican well into her 40s. The Massachusetts senator’s affiliation with the GOP until…
    Mitch Kokai, August 22, 2019, 272 words
  • Gun-control groups’ quiet campaign to undermine Supreme Court case

    Stephen Gutowski of the Washington Free Beacon writes about behind-the-scenes activity linked to a federal gun-control case. Some of the country’s leading gun control groups quietly lobbied earlier this summer for a New York law that loosens restrictions on where legal gun owners can take their firearms in…
    Mitch Kokai, August 22, 2019, 243 words
  • Trump willing to see short recession in return for trade win

    Chuck Ross of the Daily Caller reports that President Trump is willing to take a significant political risk in his trade dispute with China. President Donald Trump said Tuesday he is willing to allow the U.S. economy to suffer short-term losses and even go into a brief recession…
    Mitch Kokai, August 22, 2019, 249 words
  • Harris’ fading star

    John McCormack of National Review Online explores Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris’ recent struggles. A new national CNN poll of the 2020 Democratic primary has some pretty brutal numbers for Kamala Harris. When CNN last polled the presidential race shortly after the first Democratic debate in June, Harris…
    Mitch Kokai, August 22, 2019, 248 words
  • CJ Reports: Smokable hemp rules likely to be settled in court, Dixon says

    This week, Carolina Journal’s Kari Travis reported on the latest version of North Carolina Farm Act of 2019. Travis writes: A new version of Senate Bill 315, North Carolina Farm Act of 2019, passed the North Carolina House Rules Committee Tuesday, Aug. 20. The latest version of the omnibus bill…
    Brenee Goforth, August 21, 2019, 317 words
  • What North Carolina’s motto tells us about crafting state policies to help the poor

    Esse Quam Videri. To be rather than to seem. That's our motto. It means we prize being genuine, not fake; doing the job, not acting the part; striving for the truth, not being satisfied with looking like we have all the answers.
    Jon Sanders, August 21, 2019, 335 words
  • Surprise–WSFCS board committee supports quarter-cent sales tax hike

    The Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Board of Education’s finance committee voted to support the county’s proposed quarter-cent sales tax hike that would go on the ballot in March 2020. Winston-Salem Journal reported “several school board members had concerns about what would happen to funding in down years when the county…
    Sam Hieb, August 21, 2019, 116 words
  • Martin Center column highlights an academic truth-teller

    Mark Bauerlein writes for the Martin Center about a powerful critic of academia. People in the education policy and funding worlds don’t like Sandra Stotsky. For years she has been a robust critic of too many things educators, ed school professors, school administrators, and philanthropists have hailed and implemented.
    Mitch Kokai, August 21, 2019, 237 words
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