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    The Right AOC on Point: Memorial Day reminds us about the cost of freedom

    John Locke Foundation CEO Amy Cooke, “The Right AOC,” explains how Memorial Day reminds us about the human cost of freedom. Contact Amy at [email protected] Follow her at and
    Mitch Kokai, May 21, 2020
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    The Pentagon and future threats like COVID-19

    Jamie McIntrye writes for the Washington Examiner about congressional work on a new defense policy in the wake of the coronavirus scare. The leaders of the House Armed Services committee are pledging that a spirit of bipartisanship will guide work on the National Defense Authorization Act of fiscal…
    Mitch Kokai, April 30, 2020
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    COVID-19 isn’t our only national security concern

    As headlines address little more than the latest COVID-19 developments, Victor Davis Hanson warns at National Review Online about other national security challenges. The world was a dangerous place before — and will be after — the coronavirus pandemic. While Americans debate the proper ongoing response to the…
    Mitch Kokai, April 24, 2020
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    Cunningham, Texas Democrat face complaints

    Collin Anderson of the Washington Free Beacon details election complaints involving two candidates backed by the national Democratic Party establishment. Two establishment-backed Democratic candidates face accusations of illegally coordinating with a liberal dark money group, according to ethics complaints. … … VoteVets has spent tens of millions of…
    Mitch Kokai, March 4, 2020
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Julie Havlak reports for Carolina Journal Online on legislation that would ease occupational licensing barriers for veterans. John Hood’s Daily Journal explores voters’ perceptions of the two major political parties.
    Mitch Kokai, March 2, 2020
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    Gov. Roy Cooper says a group of business executives said nothing in a recent meeting with him about wanting new tax cuts. He failed to mention that those executives already benefit from millions of dollars in targeted tax incentives. Other taxpayers foot the bill for those incentives. Jon Sanders analyzes…
    Mitch Kokai, February 28, 2020
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    Need for U.S. ‘Space Force’ described as ‘urgent’

    The latest edition of Hillsdale College’s Imprimis features retired Air Force Gen. Steven Kwast’s case for a national Space Force. The reason for a space force is simple: space is the strategic high ground from which all future wars will be fought. If we do not master space,…
    Mitch Kokai, February 7, 2020
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    Peace Through Strength

    Matt Ridley posted a video that perfectly illustrates my preferred approach to foreign policy: Amazing: a termite track (top) and an ant track (bottom) • each travelling insect is protected by its own column of soldiers, no fights necessary | ? via Mehdi Moussaid…
    Jon Guze, January 28, 2020