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    How the North Carolina State Constitution spots genius

    The North Carolina State Constitution infers an important truth: that a state structured around "the great, general, and essential principles of liberty" is a work of genius, allowing human flourishing in ways never before seen in the world.
    Jon Sanders, September 19, 2019
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    Should North Carolina Insure Our Health Insurance?

    Earlier this week, JLF’s Jordan Roberts published a research brief examining the merits of reinsurance in state health exchanges and whether or not it could be a viable option for North Carolina. What is Reinsurance? It works a lot like personal health insurance. In individual health insurance, you pay a…
    Brenee Goforth, September 19, 2019
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    Cornelius’ uphill battle to break away from CMS

    Earlier this year education news here in the Triad was High Point Mayor Jay Wagner’s suggestion that HP break away from Guilford County Schools and form its own municipal school system—a suggestion that was met with considerable opposition. Besides–how would that actually work? Down I-85, the Town of Cornelius…
    Sam Hieb, September 19, 2019
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    Martin Center highlights college mergers, closings

    David Waugh writes for the Martin Center about 86 recent higher education mergers and closings. Since 2016, colleges and universities have fought to stay open as enrollments fall, especially liberal arts colleges. Many colleges are adding more certificate programs in technology fields and dropping low-enrollment humanities programs. The threat…
    Mitch Kokai, September 19, 2019
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    How about a 1917 project?

    Katya Sedgwick responds in a Federalist column to the New York Times‘ new project to redefine American history. The New York Times’ 1619 Project is an ambitious attempt to rewrite American history as defined by slavery and racism. Yet it cherry-picks historic events and offers questionable interpretations. It…
    Mitch Kokai, September 19, 2019
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    Gorsuch issues warning about Supreme Court unlimited by Constitution

    Melissa Quinn of the Washington Examiner reports a recent assessment from U.S. Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch. Justice Neil Gorsuch is firing back at the critics of his judicial philosophy, some of whom sit alongside him on the Supreme Court, who believe the Constitution should be interpreted differently…
    Mitch Kokai, September 19, 2019
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    Democrats divide on Kavanaugh

    Brent Scher of the Washington Free Beacon writes about Democratic presidential candidates’ division over potential impeachment of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. The latest issue dividing Democratic moderates from the party’s progressive wing is whether to press for the impeachment of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. A…
    Mitch Kokai, September 19, 2019
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    Reality commits another mugging

    Matthew Continetti writes for National Review Online about one liberal counterpart’s recent enlightenment. Few journalists are as respected by, and respectable to, liberals as The Atlantic’s George Packer. The author of The Assassin’s Gate (2005), The Unwinding (2013), and a recently published biography of Richard Holbrooke, Our Man,…
    Mitch Kokai, September 19, 2019