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    Fighting back in the ‘cultural civil war’

    John Daniel Davidson of the Federalist offers readers ideas for counting the current anti-American narrative. Silicon Valley, Hollywood, academia, the mainstream media, corporate America, and the entire Democratic Party (along with not a few Republicans and Independents) have all caved under pressure from the woke mob, more or…
    Mitch Kokai, July 3, 2020
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    NY Times joins Democratic Party in dissing Mount Rushmore

    Josh Christenson writes for the Washington Free Beacon about the latest attack on one of America’s most well-loved monuments. Ahead of President Donald Trump’s Friday visit to Mount Rushmore the New York Times published an article criticizing the racist history of the memorial, its sculptor, and the “complicated…
    Mitch Kokai, July 3, 2020
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    A day in the life of transient data, politics, and media spin

    It sounds as if on June 28, there were no reported COVID-19 deaths. To anyone other than news media, this would be news. It would have been the first time since March 29 — the first time in three months — that happened.
    Jon Sanders, June 30, 2020
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    Fighting the narrative of a failed reopening

    Editors at National Review Online reach different conclusions from most of their media brethren about the impact of reopening the economy in states across the country. Now, states like Florida, Texas, and Arizona have seen worrying increases in their positivity rates — the percentage of tests that are…
    Mitch Kokai, June 29, 2020
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    NYT chooses partisanship over objectivity

    Andrew Stiles of the Washington Free Beacon highlights the New York Times‘ decision to abandon basic journalistic principles. The New York Times continues to shake up its editorial page after the resignation of James Bennet, the opinion editor who angered many of his former colleagues by publishing an…
    Mitch Kokai, June 25, 2020
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    COVID-19 Hospitalizations Are Much Lower Than Anticipated

    Coronavirus hospitalizations have again been making headlines across North Carolina. As JLF’s Jon Sanders writes in his recent research brief: Last week, as North Carolina set a now-eclipsed record for COVID-19 hospitalizations, N.C. Secretary of Health and Human Services Dr. Mandy Cohen told NPR that “we are concerned” and raised…
    Brenee Goforth, June 22, 2020
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    Yes, hospitalizations are up; that was the whole point of flattening the curve

    In March, an increase in hospitalizations in mid-June was a feature of stay-at-home orders, not a flaw. What’s changed?
    Jon Sanders, June 19, 2020
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    Federalist fracas should concern us all

    Editors at National Review Online explain why a recent controversy involving a competing conservative publication and Google should cause concern. So, Google was demonetizing the Federalist, and then it wasn’t. NBC News has the story, or it doesn’t. On Tuesday, NBC News published a story claiming that Google…
    Mitch Kokai, June 18, 2020