Crime

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    Examining calls for police reform

    Andrew McCarthy of National Review Online probes the high-profile push for police reform. He finds significant reasons for concern. [T]he racism narrative is driving the nation to ruin. The defamation that police are institutionally racist because America is indelibly racist has opened a potentially unbridgeable chasm. It is…
    Mitch Kokai, June 30, 2020
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    Democrats diss black Republican senator

    Katie Pavlich writes at TownHall.com about congressional Democrats’ shabby treatment of S.C. Sen. Tim Scott. Over the past two weeks, Republican Senator Tim Scott, a black man from South Carolina, extended the olive branch of bipartisanship to Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer…
    Mitch Kokai, June 29, 2020
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    A plea to protect the Emancipation Memorial

    Jack Butler explains at National Review Online why one particular D.C. statue deserves to be spared by the mob. In a quiet, tree-lined area about a mile from the U.S. Capitol building, a statue has stood since 1876. Unveiled eleven years after Abraham Lincoln’s death, it depicts the…
    Mitch Kokai, June 26, 2020
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    Legal action has shined a spotlight on a controversy involving a multimillion-dollar N.C. Medicaid contract. Donald van der Vaart analyzes the controversy on the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Joseph Coletti explains why he believes Gov. Roy Cooper’s approach to post-COVID-19 budget issues has been…
    Mitch Kokai, June 26, 2020
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    The Right AOC on Point: Protesters exhibit ignorance of American history

    John Locke Foundation CEO Amy Cooke, “The Right AOC,” highlights protesters’ apparent ignorance of American history. Contact Amy at [email protected] Follow her at https://www.facebook.com/TheRightAOC and https://twitter.com/TheRightAOC.
    Mitch Kokai, June 25, 2020
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello and Kari Travis report for Carolina Journal Online on the N.C. House’s unsuccessful vote to override the governor’s veto of a bill to reopen N.C. gyms and bars. Amy Cooke’s Daily Journal contrasts mob rule with the rule of law.
    Mitch Kokai, June 25, 2020
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    A warning about the history of ‘King Mob’

    Christopher Bedford of the Federalist urges readers to take seriously the threat posed by unruly mobs on American streets. For millennia, King Mob has targeted societies’ icons with varied goals and to varied ends, and few things are more foreboding than his desecration of civic art. Just as…
    Mitch Kokai, June 24, 2020
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    National Review editors criticize vandalism of statues

    Editors at National Review Online call for the end of mob damage to historical statues across the country. Spasmodic attempts to remake the world invariably involve the throwing out of the good along with the bad. Our ongoing bout of statuary iconoclasm has proven no exception. The list…
    Mitch Kokai, June 24, 2020