Crime (page 5)

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    Antifa should cause concern

    Editors at the Washington Examiner offer a warning about violent left-wing protesters. Unlike the crowd that appeared last year in Charlottesville to universal condemnation, these rioters, with their cop-killer rhetoric and their skull-cracking, window-smashing tactics of political persuasion, now hold sway over many weak-minded politicians who sympathize with,…
    Mitch Kokai, August 15, 2018
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    With prison recidivism falling, licensing reform can open opportunities to the rehabilitated

    This is an outcome civil society should encourage. And one of the best ways for them to do so is to find work. Unfortunately, for too many professions, especially in North Carolina, it's an outcome that occupational licensing boards have made unreasonably difficult.
    Jon Sanders, August 14, 2018
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    Beware wishful thinking linked to special counsel

    Byron York of the Washington Examiner recalls a history lesson from Kenneth Starr’s investigation of then-President Bill Clinton in the 1990s. In Washington in the 1990s, it was a sure bet that whenever conservative journalists and activists got together, the conversation turned to the Clintons, Kenneth Starr, and…
    Mitch Kokai, August 14, 2018
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Julie Havlak reports for Carolina Journal Online about the impact of N.C. anti-opioid laws on patients with chronic pain. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains how illegal actions thwart the cause of people who want to remove North Carolina’s Confederate monuments.
    Mitch Kokai, August 13, 2018
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    The morality of work requirements

    “U.S. social policy is built on a foundation of values,” AEI’s Michael Strain writes at Bloomberg.com in getting to the heart of why reforming most government programs creates such heated debate.  Most discussion of work requirements, eligibility, and the costs and benefits of social programs begs the questions of personal…
    Joseph Coletti, August 10, 2018
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    We’ve heard the word “socialist” used to describe Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and New York congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Roy Cordato explains why he believes that label is inaccurate during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Terry Stoops analyzes the N.C. School Boards Association’s latest attempt…
    Mitch Kokai, August 10, 2018
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal Online on questions surrounding the N.C. Revenue Department’s legal authority to collect sales tax from more out-of-state online retailers. John Trump’s Daily Journal highlights a Wake Forest University project focusing on felony trial jury selection across North Carolina.  …
    Mitch Kokai, August 10, 2018
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    “The next step in criminal justice reform is fewer laws.”

    That’s what UT law professor Glenn Reynolds suggests in an opinion piece at USA Today, and I couldn’t agree more. Here’s an excerpt: The truth is, we don’t really have a criminal justice system. Mostly, what we have is a plea-bargain system. Police arrest people, prosecutors charge them…
    Jon Guze, August 9, 2018