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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online on a judicial expert’s new report suggesting that North Carolina’s current system of partisan elections is the best way to select the state’s judges. Jon Guze’s Daily Journal questions Google’s commitment to its motto: “Don’t be evil.”…
    Mitch Kokai, January 18, 2018
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    Dangers linked to loneliness

    Clay Routledge explains at National Review Online one important reason to worry about people who spend all day glued to their technological devices. Most people understand the pain of loneliness. But few may realize just how harmful feeling alone, isolated, or excluded can be to the health of…
    Mitch Kokai, January 17, 2018
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    Political panel show ‘NC SPIN’ marks 1,000th episode, moves to new broadcast home

    The panelists of “NC SPIN” have been shedding light on the state’s top political issues for more than 19 years — recently reaching the milestone 1,000th weekly program. This week “NC SPIN” moves to its new home and statewide audience on UNC-TV. Founding host and moderator Tom Campbell discussed the…
    Mitch Kokai, January 15, 2018
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    Hiking the minimum wage breaks the first rule of policies to help the poor

    I can't imagine that newspapers editors truly want Seattle's outcomes for poor North Carolinians here.
    Jon Sanders, January 11, 2018
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    Google shows its bias

    Eric Lieberman of the Daily Caller details new evidence of Google’s liberal bias. Google, the most powerful search engine in the world, is now displaying fact checks for conservative publications in its results. No prominent liberal site receives the same treatment. And not only is Google’s fact-checking…
    Mitch Kokai, January 11, 2018
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    Euphemism alert: “notionally accurate”

    While the general public upholds a belief in objective truth, progressives don't. This creates problems for them, which they try to solve by coming up with new ways to dress up lying.
    Jon Sanders, January 9, 2018
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    News & Record editors take the “seeming” path on the minimum wage

    The editors' case for increasing the state minimum wage is based on several things. One thing their argument is not based on, however, is mainstream economics.
    Jon Sanders, January 5, 2018
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    Media outlets struggle to make sense of the Russian probe’s focus

    Pete Kasperowicz of the Washington Examiner documents mainstream media outlets’ response to the latest developments in the ongoing Russian probe. After nearly nine months of a special counsel probe into President Trump’s links to Russia, the press is still searching for a way to describe it, and in…
    Mitch Kokai, January 4, 2018