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  • Bill would make some practical fixes to laws affecting distilleries

    Reforming North Carolina’s alcohol rules isn’t just about making the big decision about moving on from government control under an unnecessarily complicated ABC control system. It’s also about modernizing here and there, making practical fixes in individual areas of law.
    Jon Sanders, March 23, 2019, 231 words
  • New Guilford County sheriff’s headquarters for new Guilford County sheriff

    Guilford County Board of Commissioners have approved a new headquarters for Sheriff Danny Rogers and his staff, at a cost of $12 million. Funding will come through the sale of two-thirds bonds. The Rhino reports: In the discussion preceding the vote, Guilford County Sheriff Danny Rogers spoke on…
    Sam Hieb, March 22, 2019, 242 words
  • How would NC compare with other states if the craft beer distribution compromise passed?

    Currently, North Carolina ranks 25th out of the 36 states that allow breweries at least some ability to self-distribute.
    Jon Sanders, March 22, 2019, 237 words
  • Martin Center column questions university investments

    Robert Wright devotes a Martin Center column to problems associated with university investments. Nearly all American institutions of higher education raise money they put into endowments—money that is kept invested in securities. At the same time, many of their students borrow money from the federal government so they can…
    Mitch Kokai, March 22, 2019, 260 words
  • Democratic proposals that would require constitutional amendments

    Virginia Kruta of the Daily Caller explains that several proposals from leading Democratic contenders for the 2020 presidential nomination would require major constitutional changes. Democratic 2020 presidential hopefuls have so far proposed or signaled willingness to discuss at least four major policy ideas that would require the U.S.
    Mitch Kokai, March 22, 2019, 285 words
  • Democrats who hate our system of government

    Kevin Williamson of National Review Online highlights leading Democrats who appear to oppose the American constitutional system of government. The Senate. The Electoral College. The First Amendment. The Second Amendment. The Supreme Court. Is there a part of our constitutional order that the Democrats have not pledged to…
    Mitch Kokai, March 22, 2019, 277 words
  • French fries arguments against the Electoral College

    David French of National Review Online offers a defense of the oft-maligned Electoral College. If anyone thinks the American republic would remain stable if political power is consolidated in coastal urban enclaves, then they lack understanding of American history, American culture, and human nature. The founders struck a…
    Mitch Kokai, March 22, 2019, 281 words
  • This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    The N.C. Supreme Court has a new chief justice, new associate justice, and a 6-1 partisan advantage for Democrats. Rick Henderson analyzes the political implications of recent Supreme Court changes for the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Terry Stoops critiques Gov. Roy Cooper’s education budget proposals.
    Mitch Kokai, March 22, 2019, 85 words
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