Public Safety

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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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    More warnings about the power grid

    Michael Barrett writes at Real Clear Defense about the need to take steps that would protect the American electric grid. Security, industry and government officials are increasingly warning that the U.S. electrical power grid faces potential widespread failure from broad-based, systemic threats such as a cyberattack or massive…
    Mitch Kokai, April 16, 2018
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    Time for knife control?

    Gun-rights advocates are looking across the pond for ammunition (pun intended) that supports their arguments. Stephen Gutowski of the Washington Free Beacon reports. Gun-rights proponents said on Monday that London’s rising murder rate is evidence of failed gun-control policies. London saw 15 murders in February while its American…
    Mitch Kokai, April 4, 2018
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    Watch out for the Chinese government

    Bill Gertz of the Washington Free Beacon highlights the latest evidence that the Chinese government is engaged in nefarious activity. China’s Communist Party recently authorized an aggressive program of stealing U.S. science and technology information by recruiting Americans in the tech sector with access to trade secrets, according…
    Mitch Kokai, April 3, 2018
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal Online on efforts to make N.C. schools safer, including a focus on county-level actions under way since the Parkland school shooting. The Daily Journal explains how politicians who treat their jobs as platforms for performance art hurt the American constitutional system.
    Mitch Kokai, April 3, 2018
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    Who Knows What About Whom

    Syndicated columnist John Hood looks at interesting results from the Elon University poll about who knows what about whom when it comes to elected representatives — including North Carolina sheriffs.  Asked to name the offices held by various leaders, most of the 625 voters interviewed correctly identified Mike Pence…
    Donna Martinez, April 2, 2018
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Don Carrington reports for Carolina Journal Online that military officials are raising concerns about the impact of the Amazon Wind Farm in eastern North Carolina. John Hood’s Daily Journal emphasizes elections for county sheriff across North Carolina.
    Mitch Kokai, April 2, 2018
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    Electric grid’s vulnerability exposed

    Adam Kredo of the Washington Free Beacon documents concerns about security of the American electric grid. The U.S. electric grid has become increasingly vulnerable to what the federal government is describing as an unprecedented wave of attacks that threatens to cripple the nation, according to a new investigative…
    Mitch Kokai, March 29, 2018