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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    Election dates have been set to fill vacancies in North Carolina’s 3rd and 9th Congressional Districts. Rick Henderson recaps the circumstances of both electoral contests for the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Joseph Coletti analyzes Gov. Roy Cooper’s 2019-21 state budget proposals. Longtime conservative commentator William…
    Mitch Kokai, March 15, 2019
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    Democrats and radicalism

    Jay Cost of National Review Online sees a rise in radicalism within our major left-of-center political party. [B]efore Democrats embrace socialism, they would do well to ponder just what a break from the party’s history the Sanders/Ocasio-Cortez faction is proposing. For roughly 70 years, the Democratic party has…
    Mitch Kokai, March 13, 2019
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    The N.C. state elections board ordered a new election in the 9th Congressional District after a four-day hearing into absentee ballot irregularities. Rick Henderson discusses the board’s actions during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Jon Sanders shares his research into North Carolina’s extensive alcohol regulations.
    Mitch Kokai, March 1, 2019
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    LISTEN HERE – HeadLocke 040: Most North Carolinians fail basic history citizenship test

    The latest Head Locke podcast episode is out: Only 39 percent of N.C. residents earn a passing grade on history questions linked to the U.S. citizenship test. That low passage rate ranks near the national average. The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation points to those numbers as it pursues new…
    Anna Manning, February 27, 2019
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    Reclaiming congressional power

    Jay Cost of National Review Online focuses on Congress’ key role in the American system of government. There is a tendency to blame legislative cowardice for the now expansive executive. But I do not think that is quite right, or at least it is an insufficient reason. While…
    Mitch Kokai, February 19, 2019
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    Deirdre McCloskey Talks About “True Liberal Values”

    In a recently published interview, the distinguished economic historian discusses the theme of her soon to be published book, Why Liberalism Works: How True Liberal Values Produce a Freer, More Equal, Prosperous World for All. Here are a few highlights: [T]he … 18th-century idea of liberalism—which is the theory…
    Jon Guze, February 18, 2019
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    Today’s Jacobins

    Victor Davis Hanson of National Review Online compares today’s American political leftists to a group of 18th-century French radicals. By mid 1793–4, the radical Jacobins had successfully completed their hijacking of the French Revolution. They openly enacted agendas that might have seemed impossible in the heady days of…
    Mitch Kokai, February 6, 2019
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    Who Was the Author of the Declaration of Independence?

    Thomas Jefferson, right? It depends. At the time of the adoption of the Declaration of Indpendence by the 2nd Continental Congress in 1776, Jefferson was not recognized as the author. As Matthew Wills notes in his thought-provoking text “[t]he document was drafted by a committee made up of John Adams,…
    Kory Swanson, January 31, 2019