Military

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    Losing Confidence in Civilization’s Pillars

    Victor Davis Hanson writes at American Greatness about the latest blow to important pillars of American civilization. Millions of citizens long ago concluded that professional sports, academia, and entertainment were no longer disinterested institutions, but far Left and deliberately hostile to Middle America. Yet American conservatives still adamantly…
    Mitch Kokai, November 29, 2021
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    Vaccine Mandates’ Negative Impact on the Military

    Kylee Zempel writes for the Federalist about the impact of vaccine mandates on the American military. Mixed messages from the higher-ups, unclear repercussions for refusal, a disparity in treatment among different states and branches of the military, a range of deadlines, and goalpost-shifting on the meaning of religious…
    Mitch Kokai, November 19, 2021
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    Thoughts for Veterans Day

    My colleague Ray Nothstine has published a great column at Carolina Journal in which he encourages his readers to remember the veterans who fought in WWI. I made a similar suggestion three years ago, on the 100th anniversary of the end of the Great War. The piece was called…
    Jon Guze, November 11, 2021
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    New Carolina Journal Online Features

    Dallas Woodhouse reports for Carolina Journal Online about a tentative N.C. state budget deal that does not involve Gov. Roy Cooper. Woodhouse also reports on U.S. Rep. Madison Cawthorn’s possible change of election districts for the 2022 election. On Veterans Day, Ray Nothstine’s CJ Opinion reminds us…
    Mitch Kokai, November 11, 2021
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    Cadet Shares Tale of Vaccine Coercion Driving Her from West Point

    Former U.S. Military Academy Hannah MacDonald writes for the Federalist about her experience with vaccine coercion on campus. In the spring of 2021 during my first year at the U.S. Military Academy, I was told that my decision to reject getting the “optional” COVID-19 vaccine would not negatively…
    Mitch Kokai, November 5, 2021
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    Military Only ‘Marginally Able’ to Meet U.S. Needs

    Mike Brest of the Washington Examiner details a disturbing assessment of American military capability. The U.S. military is only “marginally” able to defend the country’s national interests at home and abroad, the conservative Heritage Foundation’s 2022 Index of U.S. Military Strength found. The more than 600-page index, released…
    Mitch Kokai, October 21, 2021
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    Forcing China to Pay for COVID-19

    Adam Kredo of the Washington Free Beacon reports a provocative recommendation from a retired American general. The Biden administration should force China to pay restitution for the deaths and economic havoc caused by the coronavirus, according to retired Lt. Gen. Keith Kellogg, who was a senior National Security…
    Mitch Kokai, October 14, 2021
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    New Carolina Journal Online Features

    John Trump reports for Carolina Journal Online on reactions to the 20th anniversary of 9/11. A new CJ Opinion focuses on two recent N.C. court opinions that emphasize the separation of powers and economic liberty rights.
    Mitch Kokai, October 12, 2021