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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal Online on recommendations emerging for a legislative working group on student mental health issues. The Daily Journal explains how a pair of presidential pets helped teach an important lesson about frugal government budgeting.
    Mitch Kokai, April 24, 2018
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    Bridging divides in policy, culture, and on campus

    Metaphors, stories, and parables help us glimpse the unseeable, touch the unapproachable, and plumb the unfathomable. We learn from experience and example. As knowledge of the world grows more specialized, the cost and likelihood of isolation also grow. Samuel Matlack explains in an elegant essay that “if it mattes…
    Joseph Coletti, April 23, 2018
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    Rewriting history

    Joshua Gill reports for the Daily Caller on disturbing news on the academic front. An AP U.S. History textbook slated for distribution in 2019 reportedly contains anti-Trump bias and says Christians and conservatives are racists and xenophobes. Radio host Alex Clark of WNOW’s “The Joe and Alex Show” posted…
    Mitch Kokai, April 19, 2018
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    Maybe the ratings agencies weren’t to blame for the Great Recession

    The Big Short, ironically, opens with an apocryphal Mark Twain epigraph: “It ain’t what you know that gets you in trouble, it’s what you know for sure that just ain’t so” Thanks to Michael Lewis and Christian Bale, we all know that ratings agencies got mortgage-backed securities wrong and…
    Joseph Coletti, April 17, 2018
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    From school safety to North Carolina’s education funding formula, state lawmakers will have plenty of education-related issues to debate when they return to Raleigh in May. Terry Stoops assesses key education-related legislative issues during the latest edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Rick Henderson details the military’s ongoing…
    Mitch Kokai, April 13, 2018
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Carolina Journal Online features an interview with George Mason law school professor Frank Buckley about his most recent book. It contends the U.S. Constitution was designed as an anti-corruption tool. John Trump’s Daily Journal begins a new series highlighting questionable decisions involving governments across North Carolina.
    Mitch Kokai, April 13, 2018
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    It’s good that constitutional amendments require hard work

    Jay Cost argues at National Review Online that a difficult constitutional amendment process is good for our system of government. [T]he government will take drastic steps only when a broad and durable majority believes it is necessary to do so. There will be no willy-nilly impeachments or amendments…
    Mitch Kokai, April 3, 2018
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    National Review Online Publishes Piece About Coolidge By JLF Senior Fellow Garland Tucker

    Congratulations to JLF Senior Fellow Garland Tucker. His beautifully written piece about “The Lost Art of Saying No, is published at nationalreview.com today. Tucker laments that today’s elected officials aren’t able to say no to the vast array of interest that seek federal funding and intervention, as President…
    Donna Martinez, March 29, 2018