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    Americans can relate to this Spanish Flu poem from 1918

    From The Greenville (S.C.) News Nov. 23, 1918…
    Terry Stoops, March 23, 2020
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    New video tells John Locke’s story

    The Fraser Institute has unveiled a new video promoting the John Locke Foundation’s namesake.
    Mitch Kokai, March 12, 2020
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    Shlaes exposes not-so-Great Society

    William Voegeli reviews for the New Criterion a book correcting the historical record about Lyndon Johnson’s Great Society. It’s authored by Amity Shlaes, who’s following up her documentation of the New Deal’s unintended consequences. The principal contention of Shlaes’s two books is that the New Deal and…
    Mitch Kokai, March 10, 2020
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Julie Havlak reports for Carolina Journal Online on the state budget stalemate’s impact on community college pay. John Hood’s Daily Journal urges North Carolina to play the constitutional role of “cantankerous old coot.”…
    Mitch Kokai, March 9, 2020
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Brooke Conrad reports for Carolina Journal Online what N.C. voters need to know for Super Tuesday. The Daily Journal highlights a 30-year-old political science textbook that reminds us many of our political debates are not new to the Age of Trump.
    Mitch Kokai, March 3, 2020
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    The helpful corrective offered by ‘1776 Unites’

    Ziva Dahl writes for the American Spectator about a project designed to counter the New York Times‘ destructive 1619 Project. A group of predominantly black scholars, journalists, entrepreneurs, clergy, and community leaders, led by Robert Woodson Sr., a respected anti-poverty activist, have launched “1776 Unites” to counter the…
    Mitch Kokai, March 2, 2020
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    Martin Center column examines efforts to rewrite history

    Sumantra Maitra writes for the Martin Center about the “philosophical force” behind the campaign to rewrite history. Two recent stories that dominated academic Twitter were the cancellation of the Western Art History course at Yale and the incorporation of the 1619 Project in the school curricula in Buffalo, New…
    Mitch Kokai, February 21, 2020
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    The gun guy and illegal militia founder who became President: George Washington

    That’s the title of a piece by David Kopel that appeared at the Volokh Conpiracy on Monday. I’m a bit late reposting it, but it’s still worth reading even though Presidents’ Day has passed. Here are some excerpts: Presidents’ Day should be a day of reflection on…
    Jon Guze, February 18, 2020