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  • Martin Center column probes the future of law school

    Chris West writes for the Martin Center about the impact of legal innovations on law schools. The world of law school and the legal profession is in turmoil. This is because there are not only many market distortions at play, but because the economy is undergoing transitions. One of…
    Mitch Kokai, May 25, 2018, 240 words
  • Trump’s tweets and judicial overreach

    Jenna Ellis writes for the Washington Examiner about the judicial overreach displayed in this week’s court decision involving @realDonaldTrump. In a 75-page defense of crazy judicial overreach, a federal court held on Wednesday that President Trump (and anyone else with administrative permissions to his @realDonaldTrump Twitter account) cannot…
    Mitch Kokai, May 25, 2018, 210 words
  • Your tax dollars at work: Booze-tracking jewelry edition

    Elizabeth Harrington of the Washington Free Beacon documents a novel way to spend taxpayers’ hard-earned money. The National Institutes of Health is preparing to spend millions on research studies to develop jewelry and clothes that can monitor the alcohol intake of Americans. The agency recently submitted two grant…
    Mitch Kokai, May 25, 2018, 206 words
  • Conservatives versus feminists

    Heather Wilhelm argues at National Review Online for the mutual exclusivity of conservatism and modern feminism. In last weekend’s New York Times, feminist writer Jessica Valenti argued that conservatives can’t be feminists, and that any claim to the contrary boils down to an empty charade. Conservatives, she wrote,…
    Mitch Kokai, May 25, 2018, 249 words
  • Assessing America’s declining birth rate

    David French asks at National Review Online whether a downturn in the American birth rate signals “the death of hope.” Last week the National Center for Health Statistics reported that America’s general fertility rate hit a record low in 2017. That record — bad enough on its own…
    Mitch Kokai, May 25, 2018, 287 words
  • This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    Thousands of protesting public school teachers greeted lawmakers returning to Raleigh last week. Terry Stoops places those teachers’ complaints in context for the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Joseph Coletti explains why Gov. Roy Cooper’s budget proposal would guarantee future tax hikes. Elon University law professor…
    Mitch Kokai, May 25, 2018, 76 words
  • New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal Online on $35 million of school safety measures included in the proposed state budget adjustment. John Trump’s Daily Journal explains that a recent court ruling means craft brewers’ legal battle with the state and with beer distributors is just beginning.
    Mitch Kokai, May 25, 2018, 45 words
  • “There Is No ‘Epidemic of Mass School Shootings’”

    That’s the title of a New York Magazine article that brings some much needed perspective to the current debate over school safety (despite the author’s pro-gun control agenda): American children do not “risk their lives” when they show up to school each morning — or…
    Jon Guze, May 24, 2018, 398 words
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