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    New report could damage former AG Lynch

    Daniel Chaitin of the Washington Examiner highlights a forthcoming report that could mean bad news for former U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch. A “good friend” of former FBI Director James Comey’s said he is “very much” looking forward to what the upcoming Justice Department inspector general report on…
    Mitch Kokai, April 20, 2018
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    Efforts to boost safety in N.C. schools include a focus on improving mental health services available to students. Lindsay Marchello reported on a recent legislative school safety meeting that emphasized the need for more school nurses and psychologists. She shares her findings during the next edition of…
    Mitch Kokai, April 20, 2018
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello profiles for Carolina Journal Online the Republican primary in N.C. House District 80. John Trump unveils another edition of “Backroads, byways, boondoggles, and brouhahas.”…
    Mitch Kokai, April 20, 2018
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    Podcasts worth listening to this week

    Some great conversations made my time in the car much better this week Steven Teles is one of the most insightful people writing about conservatism and government, from the Federalist Society to the kludgy way government has evolved. He’s a liberal working with libertarians at the Niskanen…
    Joseph Coletti, April 19, 2018
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    Presidents’ responsibility for federal debt

    David Harsanyi of the Federalist challenges a popular misconception about American presidents and federal debt. New York Times columnist David Leonhardt recently wrote a widely shared article arguing that Democrats were the party of fiscal responsibility while Republicans were nothing more than profligate spenders and reckless tax cutters.
    Mitch Kokai, April 19, 2018
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    A wave that could wash Pelosi away

    Laura Barron-Lopez explains for the Washington Examiner how a Democratic wave could mean bad news for the top Democrat in the U.S. House. A big enough Democratic wave could threaten the party’s existing House leadership team while washing way the Republican majority. Virginia Rep. Gerry Connolly, a member…
    Mitch Kokai, April 19, 2018
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    Levin highlights Rubio’s latest hire

    Recent John Locke Foundation and N.C. State featured speaker Yuval Levin takes note at National Review Online of the latest addition to a high-profile U.S. senator;s staff. The old Washington adage that personnel is policy may be especially important in a time like ours when all…
    Mitch Kokai, April 19, 2018
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    Don’t expect many anti-Trump Republicans to become Democrats

    David French explains at National Review Online why it’s unlikely that concerns about Donald Trump will prompt large numbers of Republicans to switch teams. New York magazine’s Jonathan Chait published a piece asking why more disgruntled Republicans don’t punish their party by switching sides. Chait notes that the…
    Mitch Kokai, April 19, 2018