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    Fighting back in the ‘cultural civil war’

    John Daniel Davidson of the Federalist offers readers ideas for counting the current anti-American narrative. Silicon Valley, Hollywood, academia, the mainstream media, corporate America, and the entire Democratic Party (along with not a few Republicans and Independents) have all caved under pressure from the woke mob, more or…
    Mitch Kokai, July 3, 2020
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    Teacher calls retiring senator Tillman a “d-bag”

    State Sen. Jerry Tillman announced his retirement yesterday. Several teachers, presumably taking a break from preparations for the upcoming school year, expressed their opinions about Sen. Tillman on a popular Facebook group page.  None of the posts were more grotesque that the exchange screenshotted below.
    Terry Stoops, June 26, 2020
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    Federalist fracas should concern us all

    Editors at National Review Online explain why a recent controversy involving a competing conservative publication and Google should cause concern. So, Google was demonetizing the Federalist, and then it wasn’t. NBC News has the story, or it doesn’t. On Tuesday, NBC News published a story claiming that Google…
    Mitch Kokai, June 18, 2020
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    Trump gets interesting allies in Twitter fight

    Nihal Krishan writes for the Washington Examiner about strange bedfellows in the feud between President Trump and Twitter. Facebook and some members of the Federal Communications Commission appear to be helping President Trump in his war against Twitter, as he pushes for unfettered speech and less content moderation…
    Mitch Kokai, June 9, 2020
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    Panning Twitter’s fact-check policy

    David Harsanyi explains at National Review Online why Twitter’s new fact checks for high-profile tweets amount to “folly.” No American, not even the president, has an inherent right to a social-media account. Tech companies such as Facebook and Twitter are free to ban any user they see fit.
    Mitch Kokai, May 29, 2020
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    John Trump reports for Carolina Journal Online on Wake County’s order to nix a local church’s plan for drive-through Sunday services. The Daily Journal highlights a recent court ruling that distinguishes between a social media rant and a legitimate death threat.
    Mitch Kokai, April 7, 2020
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    Rand Paul challenges social media giants

    John McCormack of National Review Online details the Kentucky senator’s latest campaign. Kentucky senator Rand Paul is signing on to a bill attempting to help a struggling industry, print and digital news organizations, by giving them more power to negotiate the terms under which Google and Facebook may…
    Mitch Kokai, December 18, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello and Rick Henderson report for Carolina Journal Online about the potential impact of the Silent Sam agreement on other Confederate monument disputes. Kristen Blair’s Daily Journal focuses on kids’ near-constant exposure to media.
    Mitch Kokai, December 5, 2019