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  • Mostly good news in rules on ARPA spending and taxes

    On Monday, the US Treasury Department released an “interim final rule” on what states can do if they take money from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). Based on the rule and the Tax Foundation’s summary, here are a few key points for North Carolina legislators and Gov. Roy…
    Joseph Coletti, May 11, 2021, 428 words
  • Tuning out ‘wokeism’

    Victor Davis Hanson writes for American Greatness about the plague of the “woke.” If wokeness should continue and “win,” by now we all know where it will end up. After all, this is not a prairie-fire, peasants-with-pitchforks, spontaneous bottom-up revolution. The woke Left seeks a top-down erasure of…
    Mitch Kokai, May 11, 2021, 321 words
  • The ongoing problem of ‘pandemic junkies’

    Nathanael Blake writes for the Federalist about people who can’t escape the trappings of COVID-19 lockdowns. Even though vaccines essentially mean victory over COVID-19, some pandemic junkies just can’t quit the lockdown lifestyle. Exhibit A: Vice President Kamala Harris and her husband were recently photographed exchanged a masked-up…
    Mitch Kokai, May 11, 2021, 315 words
  • Biden’s climate agenda and an ‘elephant in the room’

    Josh Siegel of the Washington Examiner highlights a critical flaw in President Biden’s climate strategy. There’s a looming problem with President Joe Biden’s climate agenda. The administration is considering taxing imports of carbon-intensive goods, fulfilling a Biden campaign promise to punish China and other countries that are “failing…
    Mitch Kokai, May 11, 2021, 310 words
  • National Review editors welcome Critical Race Theory backlash

    Editors at National Review Online consider a backlash against the dangerous Critical Race Theory. Recent weeks have brought welcome pushback against the spread of critical race theory (CRT) and related dogmas of division in our nation’s schools. Contrary to what many of CRT’s advocates often claim, the theory…
    Mitch Kokai, May 11, 2021, 314 words
  • New Carolina Journal Online features

    John Trump reports for Carolina Journal Online about an omnibus bill targeting state alcohol regulations. A new CJ Opinion article explains how Democratic senators chose their political party over the Senate’s constitutional role in two recent cases. Jon Sanders’ CJ Opinion highlights the latest example of North…
    Mitch Kokai, May 11, 2021, 49 words
  • Protect Your Right to Privacy Against Activists and Politicians Who Want to Intimidate You

    The charities you choose to invest in aren’t the government’s business. Your contribution history should be protected from bad faith politicians and activists who would attempt to intimidate you into silence. America is no stranger to calls to disclose donor lists of non-profits. During the Civil Rights era, the state…
    Brooke Medina, May 10, 2021, 216 words
  • Biden’s Chief of Staff: $2.3 Trillion ‘Infrastructure’ Plan Isn’t Big Government

    I suppose we should give the Biden White House credit for sticking to its talking points, even when the talking points defy logic. In an interview with Mike Allen for Axios on HBO, Chief of Staff Ron Klain claims the $2.3 trillion plan isn’t a big government plan. He’s…
    Donna Martinez, May 10, 2021, 563 words
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