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  • Martin Center column shines light on recent Appalachian State controversy

    Professor George Ehrhardt writes for the Martin Center about a recent UNC System controversy involving one of his classes. It has been a very strange year. Three weeks ago I opened my email to find an unsolicited email from a lawyer, asking if I needed help. Odd, I thought,…
    Mitch Kokai, September 21, 2020, 336 words
  • Clickbait website WalletHub: NC is 16th best state for teachers

    Today, WalletHub published its 2020 Best & Worst States for Teachers ranking. North Carolina ranked 16th overall and third in the Southeast behind Virginia (7th) and Maryland (8th). In 2014, North Carolina ranked dead last.  Last year, the state ranked 28th in the nation.
    Terry Stoops, September 21, 2020, 42 words
  • Exposing Pelosi’s ‘reign of error’

    Jay Cost writes for the Washington Examiner about the dubious record compiled by the U.S. House of Representatives’ speaker. Nancy Pelosi made news late last month, and not in a good way. She was caught on a security camera having her hair done at a San Francisco salon…
    Mitch Kokai, September 21, 2020, 314 words
  • New Carolina Journal Online features

    Kari Travis reports for Carolina Journal Online about a small-town bowling alley that’s struggling with reopening. John Hood’s Daily Journal highlights North Carolina’s sputtering economic recovery.
    Mitch Kokai, September 21, 2020, 25 words
  • Martin Center column criticizes university censorship

    Zach Greenberg writes for the Martin Center about a disturbing aspect of university policies toward students’ online presence. In 1980, Apple founder Steve Jobs called the computer “a bicycle for our minds.” Today, the advent of smartphones gives individuals the power to share images instantaneously with the rest of…
    Mitch Kokai, September 18, 2020, 314 words
  • Biden moves left of Obama on key policies

    Nihal Krishan of the Washington Examiner highlights Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden’s leftward drift on key policy positions. Despite his history as a centrist, Joe Biden has moved further to the left than President Barack Obama and previous Democrats when it comes to his spending policies, economists say.
    Mitch Kokai, September 18, 2020, 310 words
  • Tallying the costs of nationwide protests

    Alex Nester reports for the Washington Free Beacon on costs associated with recent nationwide protests. What mainstream media outlets have dubbed as “mostly peaceful protests” caused up to $2 billion in property damage in the first two weeks of protests alone, Axios reported Wednesday. The report found that…
    Mitch Kokai, September 18, 2020, 297 words
  • Biblical illiteracy and the declining humanities

    Luther Ray Abel writes for National Review Online about a problem plaguing a pillar of higher education. I attend a well-to-do liberal-arts school in the Midwest. The professors are wonderful and the classmates impressive. However, I find myself consistently pained by one thing: Many have little to no…
    Mitch Kokai, September 18, 2020, 319 words
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