Carolina Journal

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    CJ Commentary: N.C. sells liquor through 170 independent, political boards: What could go wrong?

    On Friday, Carolina Journal’s John Trump published an opinion piece on North Carolina’s government-run liquor business. Trump explains Rep. Chuck McGrady, R-Henderson, has sponsored legislation in the General Assembly that would alter the state’s monopoly on liquor sales. According to Trump: House Bill 971, which McGrady sponsored, languished in the…
    Brenee Goforth, August 19, 2019
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    CJ Commentary: On school safety, smarter strategies for preventing harm

    This week, Carolina Journal published an opinion piece by education writer Kristen Blair. Blair’s piece focused on the upcoming implementation of “Say Something,” a smartphone application that allows students to submit anonymous tips about threats they see on social media or in school. Blair writes: There’s much to applaud about…
    Brenee Goforth, August 9, 2019
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    CJ’s Rick Henderson Comments on Gun Violence and Election Operations for WPTF Radio in the Triangle

    This week, Carolina Journal’s Rick Henderson went on the radio with Tony Riggsbee from WPTF Radio in the Triangle. https://lockerroom.johnlocke.org/app/uploads/2019/08/Z-RICK-HENDERSON-720AM.mp3   The two began with a discussion on the General Assembly’s gun violence bills. Specifically, Riggsbee and Henderson discussed House Bill 454, which many Democrats in the legislature…
    Brenee Goforth, August 7, 2019
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    CJ Reports: Bill would block cities and counties from creating new crimes

    According to Leonard Robinson III’s most recent article in Carolina Journal, the House Rules Committee reported favorably on Senate Bill 584, a criminal recodification bill. Robinson reports: Senate Bill 584, if passed, would require more oversight on criminalization from the General Assembly. The legislation requires all criminal penalties to…
    Brenee Goforth, August 6, 2019
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    CJ Commentary: School funds should follow child

    This week, Carolina Journal published an opinion piece by syndicated columnist John Hood on the funding of public schools. In his piece, Hood argues for a systematic change in the way North Carolina funds public education. Hood points to a new study jointly issued by the California-based Reason Foundation…
    Brenee Goforth, August 5, 2019
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    CJ Commentary: State censorship poses greatest risk

    Political analyst John hood published a commentary in Carolina Journal this week on government-enforced censorship. His piece focused on the debate surrounding political censorship by giant tech companies like Facebook and Twitter. Hood poses the question: To the extent Facebook, Google, Twitter, YouTube and other online companies engage in viewpoint…
    Brenee Goforth, July 29, 2019
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    CJ Reports: Bill granting provisional licenses to funeral directors closer to becoming law

    According to a recent story by Carolina Journal’s Lindsay Marchello: A bill making it easier for someone to become a licensed funeral director has cleared the Senate… House Bill 554, or the Funeral Practice Licensure Technical Corrections bill, unanimously passed the House on April 25, but has changed since.
    Brenee Goforth, July 29, 2019
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    CJ Commentary: Governing isn’t just poll-taking

    This week, political analyst John Hood discussed the issue of polling in his commentary published in Carolina Journal. In his piece, Hood examines the seemingly inconsistent results of polling. Hood writes: Most Democrats have a favorable view of socialism. Most Democrats also have a favorable view of capitalism. But socialism…
    Brenee Goforth, July 26, 2019