Carolina Journal (page 4)

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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
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    CJ Reports: DeVos, Forest pitch Education Freedom Scholarships

    Last week, Carolina Journal’s Leonard Robinson III reported on a roundtable discussion between U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, N.C. Lt. Gov. Dan Forest, and school-choice advocates. The discussion focused on the U.S. Department of Education’s proposed Education Freedom Scholarships. According to Robinson: If approved by Congress, the proposal would…
    Brenee Goforth, July 23, 2019
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    CJ Commentary: Official data understate growth rate

    In his latest Carolina Journal commentary, political analyst John Hood argues the world is actually doing better than people think it is. Hood writes: When it comes to public affairs, bad news is good and good news is bad. That is, political speeches and media pieces that describe a problem…
    Brenee Goforth, July 23, 2019
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    CJ Commentary: What teachers do in the summer and other mysteries

    Have you ever wondered what teachers do in the summer? No need to wonder any longer because JLF’s Dr. Terry Stoops wrote all about it this week in his latest Carolina Journal piece. According to Dr. Stoops: The majority of North Carolina teachers have a contract that furnishes a break…
    Brenee Goforth, July 19, 2019
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    CJ Reports: Dispute over a K-3 reading contract heats up

    According to a recent article in Carolina Journal by reporter Lindsay Marchello, the reading comprehension company, Istation, has sent cease-and-desist letters to three individuals who have publicly criticized the state’s decision to grant them a public school contract. Kieran Shanahan, Istation’s attorney, wrote in a statement: “The cease and…
    Brenee Goforth, July 18, 2019
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    CJ Commentary: Shifting the gerrymandering focus to distorted districts

    Mitch Kokai wrote a commentary in Carolina Journal on a divergent way to think about gerrymandering. Kokai writes: Most debate about gerrymandering reform focuses on partisan outcomes. But focusing on the pros and cons for D’s and R’s distracts would-be reformers from a change that would benefit all voters. Kokai,…
    Brenee Goforth, July 17, 2019