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    National Review editor takes on those who disrespect American flag

    One gets a good sense of how National Review‘s Rich Lowry responds to those who fail to respect the American flag. His column on the topic carries the headline “Men Literally Died for that Flag, You Idiots.” The American flag’s place in our culture is beginning to look…
    Mitch Kokai, July 16, 2019
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    CJ Reports: House bill scraps proposed wind turbine moratorium

    Senate Bill 377, also known as the “Military Base Protection Act,” recently received approval from the House Energy and Public Utilities Committee, according to a story in Carolina Journal by Don Carrington. While the bill made it through committee, it did not elude alterations. The bill was amended to…
    Brenee Goforth, June 27, 2019
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    Dems versus nukes

    Bill Gertz of the Washington Free Beacon reports on congressional Democrats’ opposition to nuclear weapons designed to deter Russia and China. Anti-nuclear Democrats on the House Armed Services Committee are attempting to kill the Trump administration’s use of small nuclear warheads on missiles in proposed legislative restrictions this…
    Mitch Kokai, June 5, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Don Carrington reports for Carolina Journal Online on legislative reaction to the U.S. Department of Defense’s take on possible N.C. wind farms. Lindsay Marchello reports Civitas polling data on voters’ concerns about the environment and education spending. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains that odd-year congressional primaries in…
    Mitch Kokai, May 15, 2019
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    Vets vs. AOC

    Brent Scher of the Washington Free Beacon reports poll results that contradict one of the latest pronouncements from U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Veterans of all political stripes overwhelmingly support reform that would allow military health benefits to be used outside the VA healthcare system, new polling shows. Reform…
    Mitch Kokai, May 2, 2019
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    “Gettysburg and Us: Reflections on the Civil War and our current state of division”

    That’s the title of a recent City Journal post in which  E.M. Oblomov compares the current conflict between left and right with the older conflict between North and South. Here’s an excerpt: Our current politics is sometimes described as a “cold civil war,” but I don’t think that’s…
    Jon Guze, April 9, 2019
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    A warning about a growing Russian threat

    Bill Gertz of the Washington Free Beacon details disturbing news from Capitol Hill. The commander of the European Command told Congress on Tuesday that U.S. forces in Europe need more troops, ships, and weapons to deter growing threats from Russia. Army Gen. Curtis Scaparrotti, also the NATO commander,…
    Mitch Kokai, March 7, 2019
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    Cruz labels himself ‘noninterventionist hawk’

    Adam Kredo of the Washington Free Beacon reports on U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz’s latest foreign policy pronouncements. Describing himself as a “non-interventionist hawk,” Sen. Ted Cruz (R., Texas) delivered a wide-ranging foreign policy speech on Wednesday in which he advocated in favor of a U.S. policy toward Iran…
    Mitch Kokai, February 8, 2019