Public Safety (page 2)

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    Addressing the EMP threat

    John Hinderaker of the Power Line blog highlights a new effort to protect the United States against a debilitating electromagnetic pulse attack. Much of what we read in the news is trivial. This isn’t. I have been hearing about the threat posed by electromagnetic pulses (EMPs) for…
    Mitch Kokai, April 1, 2019
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    National Review editors on the same page as Tillis

    North Carolina Sen Thom Tillis is catching heat from some Republican voters for his decision to oppose President Trump’s emergency declaration linked to southern border security. Tillis’ stance aligns closely with the one put forward by editors in the latest print issue of National Review. We oppose the…
    Mitch Kokai, March 11, 2019
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    Alcohol-Related Problems Are Unrelated To State Liquor Controls

    Does government control of liquor distribution and sales make us safer? Tthat idea's been around for a long time, and it's been wrong for just as long.
    Jon Sanders, February 27, 2019
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    Federalist columnist supports Trump’s border emergency declaration

    Sean Davis of the Federalist offers a lengthy defense of President Trump’s declaration of a national emergency linked to southern border security. A review of existing federal laws makes clear that President Donald Trump has clear statutory authority to build a border wall pursuant to a declaration of…
    Mitch Kokai, February 20, 2019
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    Daily Journal: Can government make us happy?

    John Hood writes for Carolina Journal’s Daily Journal: Is it the job of government to make you happy? While it may seem like a straightforward question, there are some important subtleties packed into those few words. On the face of it, “no” feels like the obvious answer. Our country’s…
    Anna Manning, February 18, 2019
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    CJ reports: EPA plan addressing chemical pollutants gives few details on dealing with health risks

    Carolina Journal‘s Dan Way reports: GenX is of particular concern in North Carolina. Chemours’ Fayetteville Works Plant has polluted the drinking water of 200,000 people with GenX and other industrial chemicals, and has been the subject of state and federal lawsuits. GenX is part of an enormous family of…
    Anna Manning, February 15, 2019
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    John Hood writes for Daily Journal: Well-intended programs can do harm

    John Hood writes for Carolina Journal‘s Daily Journal that government intervention and regulation can often have harmful, unintended consequences: Friar Laurence has the best of intentions. But in William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, the friar’s well-intended interventions do not yield happy results. Laurence’s initial good intention is to…
    Anna Manning, February 6, 2019
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    Prospects for D.C. bipartisanship

    Jim Geraghty of National Review Online ponders the possibility of increased bipartisanship on Capitol Hill. In December, right before the government shutdown began, a surprisingly broad bipartisan coalition united behind long-discussed legislation on criminal-justice reform. The First Step Act won more than 350 votes in the House of…
    Mitch Kokai, January 29, 2019