Crime (page 45)

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    Goldberg detects a notable silence in the political debate following the Colorado Batman shootings

    Jonah Goldberg notes in his latest National Review Online column that one group of vocal political advocates has maintained an unusual silence in the wake of the Aurora, Colo., shootings: death-penalty opponents. Death-penalty opponents are fairly mercenary about when to express…
    Mitch Kokai, July 27, 2012
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    Stossel tackles overcriminalization of our legal system

    Those of you interested in a recent John Locke Foundation presentation on the overcriminalization of federal law might enjoy John Stossel‘s latest column. Lavrentiy Beria, head of Joseph Stalin’s secret police in the old Soviet Union, supposedly said, “Show me…
    Mitch Kokai, July 25, 2012
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    Now that the U.S. Supreme Court has upheld the federal health care law, what does that ruling mean for North Carolina? John Hood addresses that question during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Becki Gray recaps key developments from the 2012 legislative session, and we’ll hear highlights…
    Mitch Kokai, July 13, 2012
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Karen McMahan compares for Carolina Journal Online two national groups that work with state legislators, including one that has faced a concerted attack from left-of-center activists. John Hood’s Daily Journal focuses on the necessary revision of North Carolina’s so-called Racial Justice Act.
    Mitch Kokai, July 9, 2012
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    Some North Carolina voters will head to the polls July 17 to cast ballots in primary runoff elections. John Hood discusses key runoff races, and the likely impact of low voter turnout, during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Michael Sanera will discuss key transportation issues for…
    Mitch Kokai, July 6, 2012
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    In case you missed it …

    WTVD asked the John Locke Foundation to respond to the first veto override of Monday’s legislative session, the one targeting revisions to the Racial Justice Act.
    Mitch Kokai, July 3, 2012
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Barry Smith reports for Carolina Journal Online about the General Assembly’s votes to override three of Gov. Beverly Perdue’s vetoes — on the state budget, fracking, and revisions to the Racial Justice Act. Troy Kickler’s Daily Journal probes the deeper meaning of the patriotic country song…
    Mitch Kokai, July 3, 2012
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    The U.S. Supreme Court struck them down as unconstitutional, and North Carolina lawmakers have worked this year to remove so-called “matching funds” or “rescue funds” from the state’s system of taxpayer-financed election campaigns. Jeanette Doran of the N.C. Institute for Constitutional Law discusses the issue during the next edition of…
    Mitch Kokai, June 29, 2012