Corruption

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    New Carolina Journal Online Features

    Donna King reports for Carolina Journal Online on a state commission under Gov. Roy Cooper that agreed to pay a six-figure sum to the federal government in connection with AmeriCorps volunteer issues. Ray Nothstine’s CJ Opinion asks whether college football will help end COVID-19 hysteria.
    Mitch Kokai, September 23, 2021
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    Mischief-Makers

    Perkins Coie is a powerful, Democrat-affiliated law firm. Perkins Coie led the national effort to eliminate protections against fraud and ballot harvesting in last year’s election, and Perkins Coie engineered a settlement that did just that in North Carolina. Overwhelming bi-partisan majorities in the General Assembly had approved special Covid rules…
    Jon Guze, September 17, 2021
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    Flashback: Putting Cuomo’s Decision to Grant Clemency to David Gilbert in Context

    In what may turn out to be his last official act, earlier this week disgraced New York Governor Andrew Cuomo granted clemency to convicted murderer David Gilbert. For readers who are wondering who Gilbert is and why he merits such special consideration, this may be a good moment to…
    Jon Guze, August 26, 2021
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    Good For Thee, Not For Me: Rashida Tlaib Edition

    Chuck Ross and Collin Anderson of the Washington Free Beacon report inconvenient facts for one member of the Democratic “Squad.” Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D., Mich.) collected up to $50,000 in rent payments last year, even as she publicly criticized landlords and supported an eviction moratorium that has…
    Mitch Kokai, August 19, 2021
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    N.C. Appeals Court Upholds State’s Firing of Former Charlotte Council Candidate

    A unanimous three-judge panel of the N.C. Court of Appeals has upheld the dismissal of former Charlotte City Council candidate Eric Erickson from his state government job. Erickson was working as a probation and parole officer in the N.C. Department of Public Safety while running for city council in…
    Mitch Kokai, August 17, 2021
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    Cuomo Controversy Should Prompt Questions About Other Offenders

    Kylee Zempel of the Federalist looks beyond the headlines involving outgoing New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Tuesday’s resignation signals it’s the end of the road for Cuomo — for now. But if the media can sit and twiddle its thumbs — or worse, kiss keister and perform comedy…
    Mitch Kokai, August 12, 2021
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    Kerry’s Climate Hypocrisy on Full Display

    David Harsanyi writes at National Review Online about the latest example of hypocrisy from former Secretary of State John Kerry. In February, Icelandic reporter Jóhann Bjarni Kolbeinsson asked the United States climate czar, John Kerry, if he thought flying in a private jet to Reykjavik in 2019 to…
    Mitch Kokai, August 11, 2021
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    Finally I Can Agree: There Ought To Be a Law

    It’s common sense. And it should already be state law, but it’s not. Not yet anyway. Senate Bill 473 would prohibit types of conflict of interest and questionable actions in office by elected officials. Locke’s Andy Jackson explains. Incredibly, however, Senate Bill 473 – which had bipartisan…
    Donna Martinez, July 29, 2021