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    Tech companies focusing on profits over politics

    Allison Shrager writes for City Journal about a welcome development in the tech world. Tech firms are returning to business models that focus on products and profits rather than politics and causes. Well, two are, anyway. The web software firm Basecamp is asking employees not to discuss politics…
    Mitch Kokai, May 3, 2021
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    NFL Draft begins tonight

    The NFL Draft begins at 8 pm (ET) and will air on NFL Network, ABC, ESPN, and ESPN Deportes. The City of Cleveland, Roger Godell, and wokeism better not screw it up.
    Terry Stoops, April 29, 2021
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    Corporate activism overtakes duty to shareholders

    Zachary Halaschak writes for the Washington Examiner about a disturbing development in corporate America. Increasing corporate involvement in political and social justice initiatives has led some investors to worry they are straying from solely prioritizing shareholder value. Over the past few months, and really years, companies have begun…
    Mitch Kokai, April 29, 2021
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    Gov. Cooper shouldn’t pick business winners and losers

    Apple receiving $875 million in tax incentives is a bad deal for taxpayers and small businesses RALEIGH – North Carolina continues to show itself as a business-friendly state. Apple’s decision to open a campus in Research Triangle Park is yet another example of our state’s attractive economic climate, with our…
    Donna Martinez, April 26, 2021
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    American bars, restaurants help build an ‘oligarchy’

    Christopher Bedford of the Federalist explains why American bars and restaurants are playing along with bizarre COVID-19 restrictions. In big cities across America, we have seen some laugh-out-loud-ridiculous “COVID-prevention” measures in bars and restaurants. No menus allowed. Masks off when you’re at a table. Masks on when you…
    Mitch Kokai, April 23, 2021
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    David Bass reports for Carolina Journal Online on a letter signed by Gov. Roy Cooper urging businesses to oppose new election safeguards. Ray Nothstine’s CJ Opinion explains why Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson’s popularity should send a message about tepid conservatism.
    Mitch Kokai, April 22, 2021
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    Voices of the pandemic shutdown: 3 NC business owners tell their stories

    COVID-19 – the virus and the shutdown – have been incredibly difficult for all of us. I lost my father-in-law to the virus, shocking my family and imprinting 2020 on my heart as a year of suffering, sadness, and loss. Because of that, emotion wells up in me pretty quickly…
    Donna Martinez, April 16, 2021
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    Unions like Biden’s infrastructure plan

    Graham Piro of the Washington Free Beacon reports on labor unions’ response to the president’s bloated infrastructure package. President Joe Biden’s multitrillion-dollar infrastructure proposal includes a major union handout that would overhaul labor law in the United States. The White House released a fact sheet Wednesday detailing Biden’s…
    Mitch Kokai, April 7, 2021