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  • Can you still cut hair if you once possessed an alligator?

    This is a post about an important change in state law concerning how licensing boards deal with applicants who have conviction records. Plus, it has alligators.
    Jon Sanders, July 23, 2019, 504 words
  • Doesn’t Fit the Narrative

    The National Academy of Sciences has just published a study–“Officer characteristics and racial disparities in fatal officer-involved shootings.” In their introductory remarks, authors state, “We find no evidence of anti-Black or anti-Hispanic disparities across shootings, and White officers are not more likely to shoot minority civilians than non-White officers.”…
    Jon Guze, July 23, 2019, 173 words
  • Treasurer Folwell extends SHP deadline

    The second most contentious health care issue in North Carolina this year behind Medicaid expansion is the proposed changes to the State Health Plan. The State Treasurer Dale Folwell and the Board of Trustees for the Plan set out to change the way that the State Health Plan…
    Jordan Roberts, July 23, 2019, 632 words
  • Trump, the RNC and Charlotte

    At last night’s meeting, the Charlotte City Council passed a resolution “to ‘strongly condemn,’ among other things, President Donald Trump’s recent call for four congresswomen to leave the United States and supporters’ recent ‘Send Her Back’ chant during a rally in North Carolina.” No surprise there. Of course, there…
    Sam Hieb, July 23, 2019, 271 words
  • Mueller, Pelosi, and impeachment

    Susan Ferrechio reports for the Washington Examiner on the potential impact of public testimony this week from special counsel Robert Mueller. Congress last week voted to table articles of impeachment against Trump. It’s the third time Democrats have brought an impeachment measure to the House floor. But 95…
    Mitch Kokai, July 23, 2019, 270 words
  • McCready in the GOP’s crosshairs

    Charlie Hoffman reports for the Washington Free Beacon on a new campaign targeting Dan McCready, Democratic candidate in North Carolina’s special 9th District congressional election. The Congressional Leadership Fund (CLF) launched a microsite Monday knocking North Carolina Democratic congressional candidate Dan McCready over his solar company’s alleged ties…
    Mitch Kokai, July 23, 2019, 200 words
  • Wall fight in the Supreme Court

    Kevin Daley of the Daily Caller writes about the U.S. Supreme Court’s involvement in the political battle over a southern border wall. Environmental groups and House Democrats urged the Supreme Court not to disturb a lower court order blocking the reallocation of military funds for border wall projects.
    Mitch Kokai, July 23, 2019, 249 words
  • A case against reparations

    Graham Hilliard of National Review tackles the issue of reparations for slavery. Reparations are an ethical disaster. Proceeding from a doctrine of collective guilt, they are the penalty for sins of which hardly anyone living stands accused. An offense against common sense as well as morality, reparations would…
    Mitch Kokai, July 23, 2019, 236 words
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