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    Marshall never would have served on the Supreme Court under Schumer’s rules

    Noemie Emery of the Washington Examiner reminds us about an importance piece of U.S. Supreme Court history. Senate Democratic Leader Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., seems to have been in a strange frame of mind since Donald Trump nominated Justice Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court late in September.
    Mitch Kokai, October 28, 2020
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    1619 Project founder crumbles under pressure

    Tristan Justice writes at the Federalist about a setback for the perpetrator of the 1619 Project scam. The lead writer of The New York Times’ anti-American “1619 Project” suffered a meltdown last week when a colleague at her paper offered fair criticism of its revisionist and inaccurate account…
    Mitch Kokai, October 19, 2020
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    Lamenting the destruction of important Western institutions

    Victor Davis Hanson argues at National Review Online that ideology is driving destruction of cherished institutions we’ve inherited. In the 21st century, hallmark American and international institutions have lost much of their prestige and respect. Politics and biases explain the lack of public confidence in organizations and institutions…
    Mitch Kokai, October 16, 2020
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Julie Havlak reports for Carolina Journal Online on the history of separation-of-powers disputes in North Carolina. A second report highlights a federal judge’s decision to block N.C. absentee ballots that lack a witness’s signature. John Trump’s Daily Journal explains that North Carolinians are unlikely to get back…
    Mitch Kokai, October 15, 2020
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    Presidents as storytellers

    Tevi Troy writes about a new book that highlights the best presidential authors. There is a long and storied history of presidents who have been authors of books that display admirable literary skill. By now we know what to expect from a presidential memoir: a doorstop of a…
    Mitch Kokai, October 14, 2020
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    Martin Center column highlights attacks on Western civilization

    Mark Bauerlein writes for the Martin Center about efforts to undermine instruction about Western civilization. [T]here is a big difference between the revisionists of old and the Wokesters of today. The revisionists studied the history and culture of the West and of America and denounced them. The Woke ones…
    Mitch Kokai, October 14, 2020
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    Troy highlights a former force in American politics

    Tevi Troy reviews for the Wall Street Journal a new biography of a major 20th-century American political figure. A first-term White House chief of staff faces three great tasks: avoid scandal, get the president re-elected and leave without getting fired. It is remarkable how few chiefs of staff,…
    Mitch Kokai, October 8, 2020
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    Martin Center column highlights cancel culture controversy

    Jay Schalin of the Martin Center probes a recent West Coast academic controversy. Nowhere is “cancel culture” more deeply entrenched than in academia; it was commonplace there long before the actual phrase was coined to describe the current social media phenomenon. The gears of academia keep grinding away dissenting…
    Mitch Kokai, October 7, 2020