Faith

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    The Story of the Salvation Army

    While the Salvation Army is best known for ringing bells and red kettles, the organization does much more than collect spare change during the holiday season. The Salvation Army has over 1.5 million members and assists 25 million Americans annually, including thousands of North Carolinians. Other services it provides include…
    Terry Stoops, December 25, 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
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    The tension between markets and morality

    Roger Scruton finds conservative thought on a “teeter totter” between those like Margaret Thatcher who, as he writes in his 2014 book, How to Be a Conservative, “when pressed for arguments…leaned too readily on market economics and ignored the deeper roots of conservatism in the theory and practice…
    Joseph Coletti, December 15, 2017
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    It’s rare for a school Parent-Teacher Association to get involved in politics. That’s why Terry Stoops paid attention when a Wake County PTA entered the political debate over N.C. elementary school class sizes. Stoops shares his assessment during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Jon Guze…
    Mitch Kokai, December 15, 2017
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    Doing less to achieve more in Charlotte

    Bank of America CEO Brian Moynihan told Charlotte business leaders “we have a duty” to improve economic mobility. But the “21 key strategies, 91 recommendations, and over 100 implementation tactics and policy considerations” proposed by a Task Force earlier this year leave too many barriers to mobility in place. I…
    Joseph Coletti, December 13, 2017
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    Federalist columnist and JLF analyst pursue same angles in Supreme Court’s cake case

    In addition to Jon Guze’s excellent analysis of the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent oral arguments in the Colorado case involving a cake designer and same-sex marriage, you might want to read an assessment from Federalist columnist Margot Cleveland. Focusing on many of the same points Jon emphasizes, Cleveland…
    Mitch Kokai, December 11, 2017
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    Can states develop better welfare work requirements?

    Workforce participation has stalled or declined among men and women of prime working age. Edward Lazear of Stanford University says 1.5 million jobs are simply “missing”. Existing work requirements for welfare programs have had limited success. Brookings Institution scholar Ron Haskins says in a recent paper the federal government…
    Joseph Coletti, December 8, 2017
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    Why the Christian baker case didn’t need to end up at the Supreme Court

    Ryan Anderson explains at National Review Online how this week’s highest-profile U.S. Supreme Court case could have been avoided. The Justices now will decide whether states, consistent with the First Amendment, can force citizens to express support for same-sex marriage through their artistic products. But this case needn’t…
    Mitch Kokai, December 8, 2017