Freedom

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    Chinese censors and American campus liberals speak the same language

    Editors at the Washington Examiner highlight disturbing similarities between communist Chinese censors and those who run American college campuses. The embarrassing spectacle of the NBA’s millionaire players and billionaire owners doing the bidding of China’s communist rulers, and even attacking the United States in the process, has forced…
    Mitch Kokai, October 16, 2019
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    Planning To Talk Politics With Family Over Thanksgiving?

    Stick to movies, music, and the weather when talking with family and friends. From pollsters at Rasmussen: A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 70% of American Adults believe their fellow countrymen are less tolerant of each other’s political opinions than they were in the…
    Donna Martinez, October 14, 2019
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    Dissing Democrats’ Facebook complaints

    John York and Hans von Spakovsky devote a National Review Online column to an examination of Democrats’ complaints about Facebook’s latest decision. Facebook recently stated that it will neither censor nor “fact-check” statements by politicians on their site. This is great for political speech but — apparently…
    Mitch Kokai, October 9, 2019
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    What is killing the American Dream?

    Eric Levitz at New York Magazine claims the American Dream is being killed. He blames three policy decisions by which “we let” wages fall, prices climb, and the social contract fail. My colleague Mike Schietzelt raised the primary objection when sharing the article with me, that Levitz defines…
    Joseph Coletti, October 8, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Julie Havlak reports for Carolina Journal Online on doctors’ search for the cause of lung damage among patients who vape. John Hood’s Daily Journal explores many meanings of freedom.
    Mitch Kokai, October 7, 2019
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    Gov. Cooper suddenly sounds like … us on corporate tax rates

    I'm glad to see the governor swerve onto our side of the discussion on low tax rates, which is the empirically sound side of the argument.
    Jon Sanders, October 1, 2019
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    Imagine if they reported on new school options the way they do new grocery stores

    Media and consumers agree: families having more choices is a good thing! This simple insight could improve reporting on charter schools and Opportunity Scholarships.
    Jon Sanders, October 1, 2019
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    Rediscovering “Darkness at Noon”

    Arthur Koestler’s Darkness at Noon debuted in December 1940 and reverberated through the post-war period, though not with the universal acclaim of George Orwell’s 1984, in part because of its more specific reference to the Soviet Union and Stalin’s show trials. The book itself has a story worth telling.
    Joseph Coletti, October 1, 2019