Public Safety (page 9)

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    A warning about U.S defense

    Bill Gertz of the Washington Free Beacon highlights a disturbing hole in the U.S. national defense system. The United States lacks defenses against Chinese and Russian hypersonic missiles and needs to speed up work to counter the threat, the commander of the Strategic Command told a Senate hearing…
    Mitch Kokai, March 22, 2018
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    “If the NRA didn’t exist, we would still have the second amendment.”

    Carolina Journal Editor-in-Chief Rick Henderson and syndicated columnist John Hood answer host Tom Campbell’s questions about the latest developments in the national debate over school safety and gun laws. These exchanges took place during the March 16, 2018, edition of “NC SPIN.” WATCH for Rick’s comments about…
    Donna Martinez, March 19, 2018
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    Pill control is not enough

    More widespread availability of anti-addiction medications like methadone, buprenorphine, and naltrexone would help with the opioid crisis, Sally Satel writes in Politico, as would “a better addiction treatment infrastructure.” Motivated patients also benefit greatly from cognitive behavioral therapy and from the hard work of recovery—healing family rifts, reintegrating into the…
    Joseph Coletti, March 9, 2018
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    National Review columnist contends left will never win gun-control debate

    David French explains at National Review Online why he believes gun-control advocates never will reach their ultimate goal. …[T]he individual decision to purchase and carry a gun isn’t rooted in some sort of strange gun fetish or Wild West swagger but rather in the fundamental desire (and right)…
    Mitch Kokai, March 7, 2018
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal Online on a national expert’s warning to N.C. lawmakers about the potential danger of an electromagnetic pulse attack. The Daily Journal focuses on the damage inflicted on our constitutional system when federal judges ignore or undermine the U.S. Supreme Court’s precedents.
    Mitch Kokai, March 6, 2018
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    Reforming federal intelligence and law enforcement agencies

    Willis Krumholz and Robert Delahunty offer Federalist readers suggestions for long-overdue federal intelligence and law enforcement reforms. Evidence of serious abuses of power by our nation’s intelligence community (IC) has been steadily accumulating. Consider the revelations that the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) used Hillary Clinton-funded opposition…
    Mitch Kokai, February 28, 2018
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    Fire Escapes in the Urban Landscape

    Fire escapes are such an iconic part of city buildings that a downtown Raleigh building has one as a mural on its southern face. Pippa Biddle has a fascinating account of the history of fire escapes in The Atlantic, covering the regulations and laws on their size and…
    Joseph Coletti, February 27, 2018
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    A deadly attempted escape in 2017 has helped generate attention for long-festering problems inside North Carolina’s prisons. Kari Travis discusses her Carolina Journal cover story on the topic for the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Katherine Restrepo examines the pros and cons of potential hospital mergers…
    Mitch Kokai, February 23, 2018