Crime (page 8)

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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online on a new state government campaign to fight data breaches. Kari Travis explains why U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ renewed focus on marijuana use might not affect North Carolina. The Daily Journal explains the difference between beneficial corporate tax rate…
    Mitch Kokai, January 9, 2018
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    Questioning the ‘deaths of despair’ argument

    A new paper challenges the notion that the rise in overdose deaths is tied to economic conditions. The authors conclude, “the fatal overdose epidemic is likely to primarily reflect drug problems rather than deaths of despair.” I’m not sure if that’s reassuring, but it does suggest caution when examining…
    Joseph Coletti, January 8, 2018
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    N.C. school-related studies from the American Economic Association Annual Meeting

    Here are a few school-related studies from the recent American Economic Association meeting in Philadelphia.  (Emphasis added throughout.)   The Effect of High School Peers on Juvenile Delinquency Songman Kang, Hanyang University  In this paper, I examine the extent to which the presence of delinquent peers influences students’…
    Terry Stoops, January 8, 2018
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    National Review editor touts Trump’s targeting of violent gang

    Rich Lowry explains at National Review Online why President Trump is justified in targeting a particularly violent criminal gang. Donald Trump is given to lurid rhetoric, and in the MS-13 gang he has finally met a subject beyond his ability to exaggerate. He calls members of the largely…
    Mitch Kokai, January 4, 2018
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Kari Travis reports for Carolina Journal Online on implementation of North Carolina’s STOP Act targeting opioid abuse. The Daily Journal highlights the positive impact of the federal tax package’s increase in the standard personal income tax deduction.
    Mitch Kokai, January 4, 2018
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Don Carrington reports for Carolina Journal Online on supporters and opponents of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline who hope to convince Gov. Roy Cooper to support their cause. John Hood’s Daily Journal highlights the need for state prison reforms.
    Mitch Kokai, January 3, 2018
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    The year-end edition of Carolina Journal Radio looks back at some of 2017’s most interesting topics. Jon Pritchett shares highlights from his Wall Street Journal column detailing the problems linked to corporate CEOs’ political activism. Roy Cordato questions a study that suggests North Carolina’s economy benefits when…
    Mitch Kokai, December 29, 2017
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Carolina Journal Online features an interview with Duke professor Michael Gillespie about the ongoing political impact of the 500-year-old Reformation. John Hood’s Daily Journal highlights barriers North Carolina puts in place for people with criminal records who return to the work force.
    Mitch Kokai, December 18, 2017