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  • Martin Center column proposes fix for college language requirement

    Lee Jones writes for the Martin Center about a helpful reform for higher education. In her fine opinion piece for the Martin Center, Megan Zogby bemoans the “Quixotic” requirement that North Carolina college and university students take between two and four courses in a language such as Spanish, French,…
    Mitch Kokai, January 15, 2021, 329 words
  • Coronavirus as a never-ending problem

    Tyler Van Dyke reports for the Washington Examiner about one disturbing prediction involving the future of coronavirus. In short, one expert believes we are far from seeing a return to “normal.” Moderna CEO Stephane Bancel said on Wednesday that he expects the world will have to deal with…
    Mitch Kokai, January 15, 2021, 300 words
  • Disturbing aftermath of the Capitol attack

    Victor Davis Hanson writes at National Review Online about the consequences of last week’s mob attack at the U.S. Capitol. Two days after the 2020 election, a defiant Kathy Griffin retweeted the notorious picture of her holding a prop that looked like the bloody head of a decapitated…
    Mitch Kokai, January 15, 2021, 313 words
  • This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    COVID-19 and the government shutdowns tied to it have created special challenges for entrepreneurs in North Carolina’s alcohol-related industries. John Trump reviews those challenges during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Donald van der Vaart discusses his reappointment to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Science…
    Mitch Kokai, January 15, 2021, 120 words
  • New Carolina Journal Online features

    Johnny Kampis reports for Carolina Journal Online on a group promoting a 40% funding increase for North Carolina’s Department of Transportation, despite an audit showing excess spending. Terry Stoops’ Daily Journal highlights radical changes in North Carolina’s public school social studies standards.
    Mitch Kokai, January 15, 2021, 41 words
  • NCAE begs Cooper for immediate and significant executive action

    The North Carolina Association of Educators (NCAE) sent a letter to Gov. Cooper, imploring him to “take immediate and significant executive action to again curb community spread of this virus until such time that infection rates are again under control.” Curiously, NCAE leaders fail to identify what constitutes…
    Terry Stoops, January 14, 2021, 86 words
  • School choice can help mend our cultural conflicts

    With civic and political conflict headlining the news nearly every day, I’ve been searching for a bright spot on which to pin my hopes for reconciliation in this country. I’ve found a glimmer, thanks to Carolina Journal Opinion Editor Ray Nothstine. Ray writes about the collapse of civic…
    Donna Martinez, January 14, 2021, 638 words
  • Democrats trying to capitalize on Capitol riot

    Ben Weingarten writes for the Federalist about D.C. Democrats’ blatant attempt to turn last week’s Capitol chaos into partisan gains. The Capitol Hill riot was an inexcusable, pathetic, and disgraceful display. Its consequences will extend well beyond the bloodshed and property damage inflicted by those who shamefully acceded…
    Mitch Kokai, January 14, 2021, 317 words
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