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    Martin Center column explores ‘appalling’ Smith College case

    Lee Trepanier writes for the Martin Center about a disturbing set of events at an elite college. An unfolding case at Smith College shows how the obsession with race can blind administrators to facts and lead them to act in ways that harm innocent people. In 2018, Oumou Kanoute,…
    Mitch Kokai, April 16, 2021
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    Mike Rowe knows why a higher minimum wage means bad news

    Margot Cleveland of the Federalist focuses on one high-profile critic of raising the government-mandated minimum wage. I worked a “dirty job.” On my 14th birthday, I cleaned toilets, for the then-minimum wage of $3.35. That’s how I know Mike Rowe is right about them. Over the weekend, while…
    Mitch Kokai, April 16, 2021
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    New national commission would focus on balancing federal budget

    Nihal Krishan of the Washington Examiner highlights a new proposal from Republicans on Capitol Hill. Senate Republicans will introduce legislation … to create a new bipartisan national commission to reduce the deficit and balance the federal budget within 10 years. Republicans are concerned about runaway government spending and…
    Mitch Kokai, April 16, 2021
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    N.C. teacher attracts national attention for downplaying Holocaust

    Alex Nester of the Washington Free Beacon documents a disturbing incident from a public school classroom in the Tar Heel State. A North Carolina teacher’s lesson on slavery included a discussion question that downplayed the Holocaust and likened 19th-century Americans to Nazis. Ardrey Kell High School English teacher…
    Mitch Kokai, April 16, 2021
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    National Review pans new corporate nothing burger

    Editors at National Review Online tackle corporate America’s “empty” virtue signaling linked to the Georgia election law. A major gathering on Saturday of management from over a hundred businesses, many of them enormous corporations, reportedly discussed imposing collective sanctions on Georgia — a plan that might at least…
    Mitch Kokai, April 16, 2021
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    Democratic activists target activist Democratic justice

    John McCormack explains at National Review Online that one particular U.S. Supreme Curt justice is attracting attention from the political left. Politico reports that Democratic activists are ramping up pressure on liberal 82-year-old Supreme Court justice Stephen Breyer to retire while Democrats control the Senate. The campaign from…
    Mitch Kokai, April 16, 2021
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    David Bass reports for Carolina Journal Online on how remote-only learning has hurt N.C. special-needs students. Joshua Peters’ CJ Opinion ponders trans participation in girls’ sports.
    Mitch Kokai, April 16, 2021
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    Proposed Taxpayer Bill of Rights spotlights contrast in governing

    If you want to see the difference in philosophy of government, look first at spending. For a glaring example, compare Gov. Roy Cooper’s big budget blowout with the sustainable spending state senators would enshrine in the state constitution. Cooper’s budget proposal would increase General Fund appropriations $2.9 billion…
    Joseph Coletti, April 15, 2021