Public Safety (page 7)

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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal Online on a Hoke County school’s recent active shooter drill. The Daily Journal explains that criticism of North Carolina’s flat tax falls flat if it fails to acknowledge that higher-income earners pay much higher effective tax rates.
    Mitch Kokai, August 21, 2018
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    Volunteers help where governments can’t

    More than 1,200 volunteers across 57 North Carolina counties have been trained to help in case of disasters, search and rescue operations, terrorist attack, or fire. Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) programs get volunteers ready to supplement first responders. A Stateline story explains, “It [CERT] launched in response…
    Joseph Coletti, August 15, 2018
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal Online on Gov. Roy Cooper’s tour this week highlighting hurricane recovery efforts. John Hood’s Daily Journal compares economic growth rates in Raleigh, Charlotte, and the rest of North Carolina.
    Mitch Kokai, August 15, 2018
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    Study confirms obvious: Jail time serves as deterrent

    Charles Fain Lehman of the Washington Free Beacon highlights the interesting findings of a new Norwegian study. A criminal going to prison substantially cuts the chances his peers and younger brothers will be jailed in the following four years, a new paper finds. More specifically, a person’s prison…
    Mitch Kokai, August 8, 2018
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    Policing the police

    Victor Davis Hanson of National Review Online assesses long-term impacts of dubious actions from U.S. intelligence agencies in recent years. In sum, many within the FBI, the CIA, the DOJ, the NSC, and the state department may have been involved in the greatest scandal in American electoral history,…
    Mitch Kokai, August 8, 2018
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    If this is what people think of capitalism, no wonder they want something else

    Michael Tomasky, editor of the journal Democracy, has advice for those who would like fewer socialists. “Stop creating them.” Tomasky outlines a number of ways that cronies in government and business have helped one another without doing much good for the rest of society. Free market supporters from…
    Joseph Coletti, August 7, 2018
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    Fact, fiction, and 3D-printed guns

    David French of National Review Online highlights the recent debate over firearms created with 3D printers. One of the most bizarre aspects of the modern gun debate is the extent to which it is still dominated by ignorance and misinformation. One of the most important controversies in American…
    Mitch Kokai, August 2, 2018
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    Ninth Circuit’s good gun-rights decisions

    David French of National Review Online detects an unlikely source for decisions upholding constitutional gun rights. These are words I never, ever thought I’d type: Two different panels of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals have written opinions that — taken together — provide not only the proper…
    Mitch Kokai, July 27, 2018