Public Safety (page 3)

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    Deterrence without war

    Victor Davis Hanson of National Review Online dissects the president’s latest “high-wire act.” [T]hese existential crises — Iran, North Korea, China, Russia, the Middle East — all preceded Trump. But they also all tested the Trump doctrine of restoring deterrence without engaging in costly optional wars in which…
    Mitch Kokai, May 29, 2019
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    Disturbing news about preparations for terror attacks

    Adam Kredo of the Washington Free Beacon reports on efforts to secure major U.S. cities from possible terrorist attacks. A federal investigation into a nationwide program to secure America’s top cities from a mass terror attack has found that the Department of Homeland Security has not adequately tracked…
    Mitch Kokai, May 23, 2019
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    Problem Solved!

    WCNC reports that, “The Unknown Brewery may have just accidentally broken an unofficial world record for locating a stolen vehicle.”  How did the Charlotte brewery accomplish that feat? It sent out a tweet offering a free keg party as a reward:   And it posted a similar message…
    Jon Guze, May 17, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online on the N.C. House budget’s overall spending and savings provisions. Lindsay Marchello focuses on the education budget, and Kari Travis covers justice and public safety spending. Terry Stoops’ Daily Journal explains why today’s teacher walkout shortchanges N.C. public school…
    Mitch Kokai, May 1, 2019
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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