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    Ruling about video proceedings in N.C. federal court last year gains new significance

    As COVID-19 pushes more court proceedings to video, you might enjoy reading a 2019 order on the topic from Raleigh-based U.S. Magistrate Judge Robert Numbers. The order in U.S. v. Rivera addressed prosecutors’ motion to have a witness in a criminal case testify from Hawaii by two-way videoconference. Numbers…
    Mitch Kokai, August 13, 2020
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    Bemoaning NYC’s ‘mad rush’ for the exits

    Editors at the New York Post lament the sad, but predictable, outcome of government failure in New York City. It’s not just a few Upper West Siders who are fleeing New York: Moving companies say they’re swamped with calls from residents looking to ditch the city — even…
    Mitch Kokai, August 13, 2020
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    Contrast Kamala Harris coverage with that applied to Palin

    John Daniel Davidson of the Federalist warns about the “ghost” of Sarah Palin, the last woman nominated as a major-party candidate for vice president. What ensued was the greatest persecution of an American political figure in modern times. Palin, a mother of five who had recently given birth…
    Mitch Kokai, August 13, 2020
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    Kamala Harris and ‘security moms’

    Rob Crilly of the Washington Examiner highlights an early Republican reaction to Kamala Harris’ selection as Democratic vice presidential candidate. The Trump campaign ignited a fresh battle for female votes in the hours after Joe Biden unveiled Kamala Harris as his running mate, saying “security moms” and suburban…
    Mitch Kokai, August 13, 2020
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    Canada’s COVID-19 experience offers valuable lessons

    Philip Cross writes for National Review Online about Canada‘s approach to the COVID-19 pandemic. In terms of the health crisis, Canada more successfully locked down its economy and shut in its people, containing the spread of the coronavirus better than the United States. However, the cost of Canada’s…
    Mitch Kokai, August 13, 2020
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    Kamala Harris pick a ‘serious error’ for Biden?

    Kevin Williamson of National Review Online pans Democrat Joe Biden’s vice presidential choice. Joe Biden has named his 2020 running mate: authoritarianism. American prosecutors wield awesome and terrible powers that lend themselves easily to abuse, and Senator Kamala Harris, formerly the attorney general of California, is an enthusiastic…
    Mitch Kokai, August 13, 2020
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Julie Havlak reports for Carolina Journal Online on a union campaign among nurses in western North Carolina. John Trump’s Daily Journal explains why a popular song lyric linked to Raleigh no longer rings true.
    Mitch Kokai, August 13, 2020
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    NCAE invites members to donate to the Biden/Harris campaign

    The NC Association of Educators (NCAE) affirms its loyalty to the Democratic Party.
    Terry Stoops, August 12, 2020