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    Shocker! Journalist’s ‘fact-checking’ effort misleads the reader

    Christopher Jacobs of the Federalist checks “facts” employed in one of those dubious “fact-checking” exercises media outlets have come to love. Who will fact check the fact checkers? That question reared its head again late last week, as a reporter from Politico attempted to add “context” to health-care-related…
    Mitch Kokai, September 25, 2018
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    Trump, trade, and China

    Editors at the Washington Examiner take President Trump to task for his actions regarding trade and China. With tariffs and tweets, President Trump eggs on a trade war between China and America. With no trade talks on the horizon, relations are unlikely to improve soon. That seems to…
    Mitch Kokai, September 25, 2018
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    A critique of Woodward

    John O’Connor writes for the Daily Caller about the flaws in celebrated investigative journalist Bob Woodward’s work. In the wake of his bestselling book, “Fear: Trump in the White House,” much has been written questioning the accuracy of Bob Woodward’s past reporting, including his celebrated Watergate journalism. This…
    Mitch Kokai, September 25, 2018
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    Blue Wave Coming To North Carolina? Maybe, Maybe Not.

    Syndicated columnist John Hood looks at two recent polls of North Carolinians that lead to different conclusions about the November midterms. On one hand: If the latest Harper Polling survey commissioned by the conservative Civitas Instituteproves to be an accurate forecast of voter sentiment by Election Day, North…
    Donna Martinez, September 24, 2018
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    Latest Michael Moore project unlikely to damage Trump

    Kyle Smith explains at National Review Online why President Trump is unlikely to feel any impact from left-wing filmmaker Michael Moore’s latest project. A few weeks after President Trump was sworn in, Michael Moore announced a one-man Broadway play using the advertising slogan, “Can a Broadway show take…
    Mitch Kokai, September 21, 2018
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Kari Travis reports for Carolina Journal Online that Hurricane Florence convinced the head of the N.C. Community College System that it needs better emergency planning. Andy Taylor’s Daily Journal explores the political battle between President Trump and California billionaire Tom Steyer.
    Mitch Kokai, September 20, 2018
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    Did you know China has a soybean reserve?

    Back in March, President Trump tweeted, “Trade wars are … easy to win.” A recent series of tweets by economist Lyman Stone casts doubt on that claim, at least as far as China is concerned:      …
    Jon Guze, September 19, 2018
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    Woodward searched for, found no collusion

    Ian Schwartz writes at Real Clear Politics that famed investigative journalist Bob Woodward searched in vain for evidence of collusion between President Trump and the Russian government. In an interview with Hugh Hewitt on Friday, Bob Woodward said that in his two years of investigating for his new…
    Mitch Kokai, September 17, 2018