Corruption

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    Chinese operations within the U.S.

    Bill Gertz of the Washington Free Beacon offers a good example of the Chinese government’s covert activity within the United States. Chinese influence operations in the United States are pervasive and include the use of covert operations to support the objectives of the Communist Party of China in…
    Mitch Kokai, September 5, 2019
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    A reminder of Hillary’s misdeeds

    Andrew McCarthy of National Review Online reminds us of the contrast between the federal government’s treatment of alleged misdeeds involving the two main 2016 presidential candidates. Hillary Clinton checked every box for a violation of the Espionage Act. So much so that, in giving her a pass, the…
    Mitch Kokai, August 30, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal Online on State Superintendent Mark Johnson’s push for money and iPads to boost early elementary school literacy. The Daily Journal explains how fighting cronyism could help boost freedom in North Carolina.  …
    Mitch Kokai, August 20, 2019
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    The real collusion in 2016

    Andrew McCarthy writes for National Review Online about an actual case of nefarious collusion tied to the 2016 presidential election. There really was a collusion plot. It really did target our election system. It absolutely sought to usurp our capacity for self-determination. It was just not the collusion…
    Mitch Kokai, August 15, 2019
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    Feds investigating former AOC chief of staff

    Alana Goodman of the Washington Examiner reports on the federal government’s interest in the man who helped Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez secure her seat in Congress. Two organizations linked to Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and her outgoing senior aides are the subject of a Federal Election Commission investigation into alleged…
    Mitch Kokai, August 7, 2019
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    Whistleblowers and good government

    U.S. Sen. Charles Grassley argues in a Washington Examiner column that good government depends on insiders willing to speak out about problems. The first whistleblower law was unanimously passed by the Continental Congress on July 30, 1778. It stated in part “that it is the duty of all…
    Mitch Kokai, July 31, 2019
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    A worthy congressional investigation … of Hillary

    Tom Fitton of Judicial Watch uses a Daily Caller column to urge a new focus for a congressional corruption investigation. [R]egardless of what Mueller says or doesn’t say, it is critical to remember that this entire enterprise was illegitimate from the start. We arrived here largely because of…
    Mitch Kokai, July 24, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Don Carrington reports for Carolina Journal Online on the role of politics in N.C. permits for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains how official statistics understate economic growth.
    Mitch Kokai, July 22, 2019