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    Needed: personal community and role models

    David French, who joined Jonah Goldberg and Steve Hayes to create the recently launched Dispatch is ” convinced that the more we politicize the crisis [in community] rather than personalize it and spiritualize it, the more we’ll miss the mark.” “A functioning community doesn’t just provide love and resources,” French…
    Joseph Coletti, January 14, 2020
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    Reviving Reagan’s Stock of Soviet Jokes

    As Ronald Reagan often pointed out, the citizens of the Soviet Union were good at using humor to help them cope with the strain of life under socialism. With Bernie Sanders surging in the polls, and with “democratic” socialism surging on college campuses, it looks like we may soon be…
    Jon Guze, January 13, 2020
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    Snapshot of the Day: Wage Growth

    Deroy Murdock of National Review points us to wage growth data, which goes against a prevailing media/progressive narrative about today’s economy. He writes: Never mind the liberal lies. Hard data reveal this reality. The Atlanta Federal Reserve Bank’s monthly Wage Growth Tracker shows that…
    Donna Martinez, January 13, 2020
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    Attacks on Jews and threats to religious liberty

    Kristen Waggoner writes for the Federalist about larger religious liberty implications of recent anti-Semitic attacks in the United States. Imagine you’re in your home, surrounded by friends and family, peacefully celebrating your faith tradition’s most significant holiday. Suddenly an armed stranger enters and attempts to kill you and…
    Mitch Kokai, January 8, 2020
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    Anti-gun Bloomberg appears confused about gun laws

    Stephen Gutowski of the Washington Free Beacon documents former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s misunderstanding of one of his core issues. Michael Bloomberg, who has spent years bankrolling the gun-control movement, fumbled facts and made muddled claims on how gun laws work while laying out his campaign’s…
    Mitch Kokai, December 11, 2019
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    The freedom movement secured significant victories again this year at the N.C. General Assembly. Becki Gray recaps them in the latest edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Jordan Roberts discusses market-based approaches to addressing key mental health challenges. Rep. Jim Butler, speaker pro tem of the Ohio House…
    Mitch Kokai, December 6, 2019
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    Americans support guns with their wallets

    Lawrence Keane documents for the Federalist recent gun-sale trends. There’s no denying it: Americans still value gun ownership. The total number of firearm background checks conducted on Nov. 29, 2019, was 202,465. That is the second-highest single day for the FBI National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS)…
    Mitch Kokai, December 5, 2019
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    Supreme Court’s latest gun-rights case produces interesting admissions

    Stephen Gutowski of the Washington Free Beacon details interesting elements of this week’s U.S. Supreme Court oral arguments about gun rights. The lawyer defending New York City in a Second Amendment case on Monday admitted to the Supreme Court that the city’s gun restrictions had no impact on…
    Mitch Kokai, December 5, 2019