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    Nobody expects a debt crisis until they do

    As official Washington deepens its commitment to deficits and debt regardless of potential inflation or other repercussions, I recently came across an International Monetary Fund working paper by Paulo Mauro and Jing Zhou who found, “Government borrowing costs [on new debt] often rise abruptly and sharply, but just…
    Joseph Coletti, January 22, 2021
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Rick Henderson reports for Carolina Journal Online on the death of musician Randy Parton, namesake of one of North Carolina’s worst political boondoggles. Donald Bryson’s Daily Journal urges two critical reforms for North Carolina’s Emergency Management Act.
    Mitch Kokai, January 22, 2021
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    David Bass reports for Carolina Journal Online on potential gains for school choice in the 2021 N.C. legislative session. Ray Nothstine’s Daily Journal highlights a military veteran from North Carolina who is facing political intimidation.
    Mitch Kokai, January 21, 2021
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Johnny Kampis reports for Carolina Journal Online about N.C. legislators’ focus on funding for local broadband infrastructure. John Hood’s Daily Journal warns that COVID-19 immunity is too far away.
    Mitch Kokai, January 20, 2021
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    New session highlights second chance for previous ideas

     “What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun.” – Ecclesiastes 1:9 Yesterday kicked off the new two-year state legislative session, and many politicos have stars in their eyes at the possibilities inherent with the new beginning. We…
    Leah Byers, January 15, 2021
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Johnny Kampis reports for Carolina Journal Online on a group promoting a 40% funding increase for North Carolina’s Department of Transportation, despite an audit showing excess spending. Terry Stoops’ Daily Journal highlights radical changes in North Carolina’s public school social studies standards.
    Mitch Kokai, January 15, 2021
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    School choice can help mend our cultural conflicts

    With civic and political conflict headlining the news nearly every day, I’ve been searching for a bright spot on which to pin my hopes for reconciliation in this country. I’ve found a glimmer, thanks to Carolina Journal Opinion Editor Ray Nothstine. Ray writes about the collapse of civic…
    Donna Martinez, January 14, 2021
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    David Bass reports for Carolina Journal Online on priorities for the new N.C. legislative session that began Wednesday. Andrew Dunn reports on North Carolina’s poor performance compared to other states in disbursing COVID-19 vaccines. Ray Nothstine’s Daily Journal explains why there’s an even more important reason than…
    Mitch Kokai, January 14, 2021