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    Trump Team Names Five More Potential Supreme Court Justices

    At the Cato blog, Ilya Shapiro explains why this is good news: In today’s Friday afternoon “news dump”—a tactic to either bury bad news or, as here, to get reporters scrambling to cover an important story despite weekend plans—President Trump added the following people to his list…
    Jon Guze, November 18, 2017
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    It’s Been Called A Civil Liberties Debacle. Find Out Why.

    It’s been called a civil liberties debacle.  Watch Jon Guze, John Locke Foundation director of legal studies, explain civil asset forfeiture and federal equitable sharing programs in North Carolina. Guze offered these comments during an interview with Donna Martinez for Carolina Journal Radio. Jon has written extensively about…
    Donna Martinez, November 18, 2017
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    Will High Point election change Guilford commissioners’ mind on the stadium?

    Probably not. Boosters for the proposed $50 million downtown stadium triumphed in High Point’s municipal election, but what could they possibly say to the Guilford County Board of Commissioners to make then change their minds regarding their part in HP’s tax-increment financing plan? Board Chairman Jeff Phillips doesn’t sound…
    Sam Hieb, November 17, 2017
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    Martin Center column focuses on diverse campus viewpoints

    George La Noue writes for the Martin Center about encouraging diverse viewpoints on college campuses. In the last few years, higher education has suffered an embarrassing series of well-publicized incidents of overt censorship by members of the academic community. The instances are geographically widespread and occur in a variety…
    Mitch Kokai, November 17, 2017
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    MIT research: Those ‘zero-emissions’ electric cars, aren’t

    Another study, this one from MIT, finds that electric vehicles can have greater lifecycle carbon dioxide emissions than some regular cars with internal-combustion engines. It's an object lesson for regulators.
    Jon Sanders, November 17, 2017
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    Could Complacency Put North Carolina’s Charter School Movement at Risk?

    North Carolina’s school choice movement has enjoyed big successes over the past few years, writes JLF’s Terry Stoops. The problem is, North Carolina’s success can also lead to complacency. Ideas that have circulated through the years include state-imposed mandates that would require charter schools to provide transportation and participate…
    Donna Martinez, November 17, 2017
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    A cyber attack warning

    Bill Gertz of the Washington Free Beacon highlights new concerns about online bad guys. Cyber attacks by foreign nations and criminals against both government and private sector networks are increasing in both sophistication and scale, a senior National Security Agency official said Wednesday. Jonathan L. Darby, deputy chief…
    Mitch Kokai, November 17, 2017
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    Enforcing existing gun laws might help

    Richard Pollock of the Daily Caller details inconvenient news for federal gun control advocates. More than 100,000 convicted felons or other “prohibited persons” tried to buy guns each year during President Barack Obama’s administration by lying on their applications, but the Justice Department only considered prosecuting about 30…
    Mitch Kokai, November 17, 2017