Media

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    Don’t tell the N&O, but there are questions worth asking about the Amazon Wind Farm

    Carolina Journal reporting discusses issues surrounding the Amazon Wind Farm that other media prefer to ignore.
    Jon Sanders, July 19, 2018
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    Netflix and market economics

    Recent woes for Netflix offer a lesson in market economics, according to editors at the Washington Examiner. Just a few months ago, Netflix was a rising star that had destroyed earlier titans: the broadcast and cable networks. “The company doesn’t want to be a leader in video,” one…
    Mitch Kokai, July 19, 2018
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    Deleting your social media accounts

    Heather Wilhelm explains at National Review Online why it might be a good idea to steer clear of social media. Odds are, you’re kind of addicted to social media, whether you admit it or not. According to Jaron Lanier, a Silicon Valley virtual-reality pioneer and author of the…
    Mitch Kokai, June 29, 2018
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    National Review columnist praises a Hollywood star

    David French of National Review Online offers kind words for movie star Chris Pratt’s off-screen message. It’s simple: We’re fallen. We’re sinful. We’re lost. If we weren’t, the Gospel would be just another self-help plan, rather than the glorious, soul-redeeming truth. “You are forgiven” is a message grounded…
    Mitch Kokai, June 21, 2018
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Julie Havlak reports for Carolina Journal Online on a state Appeals Court decision allowing Lt. Gov. Dan Forest to proceed with a lawsuit against the State Employees Association’s campaign committee. The suit is based on a 2012 television campaign ad. Rick Henderson’s Daily Journal responds to Judge Pell…
    Mitch Kokai, June 21, 2018
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Kari Travis reports for Carolina Journal Online on cost questions linked to a proposed N.C. constitutional amendment strengthening victims’ rights. John Hood’s Daily Journal emphasizes the importance of learning about alternative political views.
    Mitch Kokai, June 18, 2018
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    Another news item on minimum-wage protests that ignores mainstream economics

    Once again, no mention — no peep — no hint — in the article about the economics of the minimum wage. It was basically a rehash of rally talking points, an advocacy piece masquerading as journalism.
    Jon Sanders, June 12, 2018
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    About those people who earn above $200,000

    It has been four weeks since Gov. Cooper unveiled his budget, and yet he and the press continue to refer to his tax proposal as applying only to people who earn above $200,000. Only for married couples filing jointly is the income threshold as high as $200,000.The higher tax rates actually…
    Joseph Coletti, June 7, 2018