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    Welfare, immigrants, and everyone else

    Kyle Sammin argues at the Federalist that it makes sense for government to steer more immigrants away from welfare. The same holds true for everyone else as well. [I]mmigration regulation of this sort has been a part of our laws for more than a century, and is based…
    Mitch Kokai, August 19, 2019
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    Wall fight in the Supreme Court

    Kevin Daley of the Daily Caller writes about the U.S. Supreme Court’s involvement in the political battle over a southern border wall. Environmental groups and House Democrats urged the Supreme Court not to disturb a lower court order blocking the reallocation of military funds for border wall projects.
    Mitch Kokai, July 23, 2019
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    Immigration and gratitude

    Charles Cooke of National Review Online muses about the gratitude of American immigrants. I consider it flatly inappropriate for the president of the United States to be telling Americans — rhetorically or otherwise — to “go back where you came from.” In consequence, you will find no defense…
    Mitch Kokai, July 17, 2019
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    Gov. Roy Cooper and Lt. Gov. Dan Forest appear at this date to be the most likely candidates to square off in North Carolina’s 2020 gubernatorial election. Rick Henderson analyzes recent polling results involving Cooper and Forest for the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Jordan Roberts…
    Mitch Kokai, July 12, 2019
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    Hanson offers ‘modest’ immigration proposal

    Victor Davis Hanson of National Review Online offers a suggestion for housing detained illegal immigrants. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D., N.Y.) believes that American detention centers that house illegal aliens — over 1 million illegal arrivals during the last six months alone — are similar to “concentration camps.” A…
    Mitch Kokai, July 10, 2019
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    Still the Greatest!

    The members of America’s intellectual elite seem to get some kind of perverse pleasure from denigrating their own country, but ordinary people the world over know better. In a recent article at, Adam Ozimek provides this table showing the results of a 2013 Gallup poll: Read the…
    Jon Guze, July 3, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal Online on new school-funding recommendations from a governor’s commission. John Hood’s Daily Journal tackles the debate over N.C. sheriffs working with federal immigration enforcement agents.
    Mitch Kokai, June 26, 2019
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    Obama administration deleted evidence of immigration concerns

    Jason Hopkins of the Daily Caller details disturbing news about government transparency within the closing days of the Obama administration. The Obama administration deleted hundreds of speeches and statements on the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) website just hours before President Donald Trump officially entered office, according to…
    Mitch Kokai, June 14, 2019