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    Attacks on religious freedom

    Bill McMorris of the Washington Free Beacon highlights a new report that should trouble defenders of religious liberty. Attacks on religious liberty have increased 133 percent since 2011, according to a new report. Government agencies, businesses, and the military are cracking down on the devout through zoning laws,…
    Mitch Kokai, September 14, 2017
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    Generational change

    You should know Stancho. I met Stancho this morning. He lived the first two decades of his life in communist Bulgaria, then another ten or fifteen years there as the country tried to become a liberal democracy with a market economy. He came to North Carolina about a dozen years ago. Stancho…
    Joseph Coletti, August 18, 2017
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    Hillary’s latest venture

    Ben Shapiro of National Review Online checks in with defeated Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. Hillary Clinton wants to talk to you about God. According to The Atlantic, the once-sure-thing White House candidate is back on the campaign trail, this time on behalf of Jesus. Hillary, they say,…
    Mitch Kokai, August 10, 2017
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    Life beyond legislation

    Russ Roberts is one of the most thoughtful and articulate economists around, whether in rap videos, animated poems, novels, or his weekly EconTalk podcast. A recent conversation he had with Martha Nussbaum on Alexander Hamilton and the choice between service and power, eventually led to this well-phrased reminder on the meaning…
    Joseph Coletti, July 19, 2017
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal Online on expert analysis of Gov. Roy Cooper’s first legislative session. John Hood’s Daily Journal explores the ongoing close links between religion and politics.
    Mitch Kokai, July 19, 2017
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    Liberals who argue against the church, for the state

    David French of National Review Online probes reaction to the U.S. Supreme Court’s latest ruling linked to religion. It’s been interesting to read the reaction to Monday’s Supreme Court decision in Trinity Lutheran Church of Columbia v. Comer, a case holding that the state of Missouri couldn’t exclude…
    Mitch Kokai, June 30, 2017
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    New book offers tools for reading The Book

    Nicholas Frankovich of National Review Online explores the merits of Sarah Ruden’s new book on Bible reading. We would value the written word more if we didn’t have so much of it. Street signs, product labels, instruction manuals, tax forms, blog posts, e-mails, text messages . .
    Mitch Kokai, May 23, 2017
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    National Review cover story touches on corporate America’s reaction to H.B. 2

    The latest National Review cover story features Kevin Williamson‘s reaction to an apparent paradox: Given that progressives profess to hate corporations, why are our corporate leaders so progressive? It is easy to understand their taking a self-interested stand against the Trump administration over things…
    Mitch Kokai, February 27, 2017