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  • Coronavirus and the billion-dollar GCS bond

    Funny —of all the things to think during this difficult time, I was thinking about the proposed $1.6 billion Guilford County Schools bond, which was set to go on the November ballot. My thought was the coronavirus could usher in a learn from home revolution, as some believe it will…
    Sam Hieb, March 31, 2020, 447 words
  • Reactions to Trump during the coronavirus pandemic

    David Marcus of the Federaliat explores President Trump’s latest approval numbers. Over the past two weeks, President Trump’s overall approval rating and specifically approval of his handling of the Chinese virus have been spiking. You would think that most people would view this as good thing, I mean,…
    Mitch Kokai, March 31, 2020, 301 words
  • Medicare for All and the coronavirus

    Editors at the Washington Examiner remind us that the Democratic health care policy dubbed Medicare for All would not have prevented our current coronavirus problem. In the midst of a fast-moving virus, in which data are changing every day, and in which governments are taking different reactions in…
    Mitch Kokai, March 31, 2020, 278 words
  • Feds think gun stores should remain open

    Stephen Gutowski of the Washington Free Beacon highlights a recent federal change involving gun stores. The Department of Homeland Security added gun dealers, ranges, and manufacturers to its essential business coronavirus-response guide on Saturday. The updated guidance from DHS’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) now considers “workers…
    Mitch Kokai, March 31, 2020, 184 words
  • Pondering a Trump quarantine

    Andrew McCarthy of National Review Online responds to President Trump’s suggestion that he might issue a quarantine. The powers of the federal government in general, and of the president in particular, to quarantine American citizens are not cut-and-dried. The Supreme Court has long recognized that citizens of the…
    Mitch Kokai, March 31, 2020, 303 words
  • National Review sets defeating coronavirus as top priority

    Editors at National Review Online offers national policymakers advice about priorities during the COVID-19 pandemic. If President Trump is right that the fight against the coronavirus is the equivalent of a war, we need to focus first and foremost on defeating the enemy. That means, as an urgent…
    Mitch Kokai, March 31, 2020, 285 words
  • New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal Online on the federal CARES Act’s impact on local school district flexibility. The Daily Journal examines the Wake County sheriff’s promise of “kind,” “polite” enforcement of the county’s stay-at-home order.
    Mitch Kokai, March 31, 2020, 35 words
  • We Need To Clarify Whether Ammo Sales as “Essential Services”

    On Tuesday, March 24, Wake County Sheriff Gerald Baker announced his office was suspending all pistol permit and concealed-carry services. However, as JLF’s Jon Sanders writes in his recent research brief, Baker does not have the authority to make that decision. Sanders writes: There’s a big problem with this announcement: Baker…
    Brenee Goforth, March 30, 2020, 351 words
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