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  • More Mizzou misery

    Thomas Lambert writes for the Martin Center about recent woes at a major Midwestern public university campus. The University of Missouri, where I teach and which I dearly love, is in crisis. Freshman enrollment at the university’s Columbia campus (Mizzou) is down by a whopping 35% from two…
    Mitch Kokai, September 22, 2017, 227 words
  • The trouble with Confucius Institutes

    George Leef’s latest Martin Center column questions American universities that align themselves with their Chinese counterparts. Academic freedom has long been a guiding principle for American colleges and universities: Neither faculty nor students should be told what to say or punished for saying whatever they think. That principle has…
    Mitch Kokai, September 22, 2017, 279 words
  • NC’s full employment means Amazon would be stealing workers not creating jobs

    Today’s Carolina Journal’s “Daily Journal” features an important article by my colleague Jon Sanders on Amazon’s attempt to fleece North Carolina’s taxpayers in soliciting an unprecedented incentive package, i.e. bribe, from the State. If Governor Cooper and NC’s always-anxious-to-extend-the-corporate-gravy train legislature, hands over the booty Amazon wants, the corporate…
    Roy Cordato, September 22, 2017, 255 words
  • A full-throated celebration of Constitution Day

    Brent Scher of the Washington Free Beacon reports on a rare celebration of the U.S. Constitution’s anniversary. Nobody, as far as I know, gets off from work to observe Constitution Day. It’s yet to be honored with a “doodle” from Google, which both this year and the last…
    Mitch Kokai, September 22, 2017, 278 words
  • Obama labor policies get trumped

    Michael Bastasch of the Daily Caller reports on recent reversals of federal labor policies. Obama administration efforts to change labor policies through executive actions are being unraveled by legal and political forces, according to a new report. The right-leaning American Action Forum (AAF) found that five major policies…
    Mitch Kokai, September 22, 2017, 169 words
  • National Review columnist questions latest GOP tax plan

    Kevin Williamson of National Review Online is no fan of congressional Republicans’ latest tax proposal. Republicans want to cut taxes by $1.5 trillion — while the government already is running a deficit — and they propose to offset those cuts with wishful thinking. In control of both houses…
    Mitch Kokai, September 22, 2017, 187 words
  • Progressive identity politics as hatred

    David French makes the connection in his latest National Review Online column. [A]s I read the attacks on [Columbia University humanities professor Mark] Lilla, I was struck by the extent to which his critics were either ignorant of or indifferent to the way in which conservatives and many…
    Mitch Kokai, September 22, 2017, 245 words
  • New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online on expert reaction to the latest U.S. Senate Republican effort to overhaul Obamacare. Jon Sanders’ Daily Journal explains why the asking price for a new Amazon headquarters is too high for North Carolina to pay.
    Mitch Kokai, September 22, 2017, 41 words
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