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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Will Rierson reports for Carolina Journal Online on a Hometown Debate focusing on a proposed state constitutional amendment to lower the cap on North Carolina’s income tax rate. John Trump’s Daily Journal explains why suggestions to strengthen libel laws amount to efforts to stifle free speech.
    Mitch Kokai, October 18, 2018
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    Falling for Warren’s spin

    David French of National Review Online takes mainstream media outlets to task. Do you want to know what media bias looks like? … Massachusetts senator Elizabeth Warren released DNA test results that confirmed that she misled employers, students, and the public about her Native American heritage for years.
    Mitch Kokai, October 17, 2018
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    Think communist thuggery is a thing of the past? Federalist column asks you to reconsider

    Helen Raleigh writes for the Federalist about a disturbing story involving a famous Chinese actress. What if Scarlett Johansson disappeared for several months and no U.S. media was allowed to publicly talk about it? What if it turned out that she didn’t disappear but was brought “under control…
    Mitch Kokai, October 9, 2018
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    Facebook freakout

    Joel Kaplan, a senior executive at Facebook, attended a recent congressional hearing to support his friend, Judge Brett Kavanaugh. Cue the freakout! Following the appearance, many employees felt that Kaplan’s presence at the hearing signaled that Facebook as a company had endorsed Judge Kavanaugh. They expressed their discontent in…
    Terry Stoops, October 5, 2018
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    Atticus Finch must have been wrong

    Rich Lowry of National Review Online points out that one of American literature’s most beloved characters would run afoul of today’s politically correct crowd. It’s time for To Kill a Mockingbird to give up its treasured place in American culture. The 1960 novel by Harper Lee was published…
    Mitch Kokai, October 3, 2018
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    Shocker! Journalist’s ‘fact-checking’ effort misleads the reader

    Christopher Jacobs of the Federalist checks “facts” employed in one of those dubious “fact-checking” exercises media outlets have come to love. Who will fact check the fact checkers? That question reared its head again late last week, as a reporter from Politico attempted to add “context” to health-care-related…
    Mitch Kokai, September 25, 2018
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    A critique of Woodward

    John O’Connor writes for the Daily Caller about the flaws in celebrated investigative journalist Bob Woodward’s work. In the wake of his bestselling book, “Fear: Trump in the White House,” much has been written questioning the accuracy of Bob Woodward’s past reporting, including his celebrated Watergate journalism. This…
    Mitch Kokai, September 25, 2018
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    Not a very useful framework for helping people in a disaster

    I'm reminded of what happened to carpenters, tree-removal firms, generator retailers, and others in North Carolina after Hurricane Fran, as then–Attorney General Mike Easley took to the airwaves repeatedly warning about price gouging.
    Jon Sanders, September 21, 2018