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  • Analyzing the Northwestern nonsense

    John Kass writes for the Chicago Tribune about the recent episode of Northwestern University student journalists apologizing for doing their jobs. What happened to the editors of The Daily Northwestern is that they are students, they are young. And they have not yet grown the hard bark that,…
    Mitch Kokai, November 18, 2019, 277 words
  • Problems with Warren’s health care plan

    Philip Klein of the Washington Examiner looks into flaws in Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren’s health care plan. To prove her preposterous claim that she could finance her plan without raising middle-class taxes, just this month, she released a plan attempting to explain how she could do it,…
    Mitch Kokai, November 18, 2019, 266 words
  • About those claims of ‘witness intimidation’

    Paul Mirengoff of the Power Line blog responds to one of the allegations emerging from the impeachment proceedings against President Trump. … [A]spects of the proceedings are farcical. … … [W]hile Marie Yovanovitch, ambassador to Ukraine until Trump sacked her, was testifying before Adam Schiff’s committee, the president…
    Mitch Kokai, November 18, 2019, 257 words
  • No, “Upskillers” Are Not Community college “Dropouts”

    This week, Carolina Journal published an opinion piece written by Shannon Watkins from the James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal. The piece centered around community college ‘noncompleters;’ that is, students who attend a community college but never receive a degree or transfer to a four-year university. According to Watkins:…
    Brenee Goforth, November 15, 2019, 505 words
  • How to get more people on the bus in Charlotte and Raleigh? One guess, one guess only

    And if you guessed make it free, you win the prize. Yesterday’s McClatchy editorial— appearing in both the Charlotte Observer and the Raleigh News & Observer— thinks both the Queen City and the Capital City (and probably every other city) should be like Kansas City–eliminate bus fares altogether.
    Sam Hieb, November 15, 2019, 291 words
  • North Carolinians are Moving to the Suburbs, So How Will This Affect Elections?

    This week, JLF’s Brooke Conrad reported on the changing demographics in North Carolina and how this could affect future elections. Conrad reports: From 2010 to 2018, the state’s overall population increased by a little over 848,000 residents, now totaling more than 10 million people, according to U.S. Census Bureau data…
    Brenee Goforth, November 15, 2019, 230 words
  • Martin Center president highlights book on college’s ills

    Jenna Robinson’s latest Martin Center column focuses on an unintended negative impact of higher education. There is general agreement among higher education observers and reformers that tuition and fees at public universities have increased at an unsustainable pace. It’s equally uncontroversial to note that financial aid hasn’t kept up…
    Mitch Kokai, November 15, 2019, 303 words
  • Ending funding for China’s bad actors

    The latest edition of Hillsdale College’s Imprimis features Duke grad Roger Robinson of the Prague Security Studies Institute. He focuses on U.S. financing of bad actors in communist China. China has over 700 companies in our stock and bond markets or capital markets. It has about 86 companies…
    Mitch Kokai, November 15, 2019, 273 words
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