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    ‘Governor No’ extends his veto record

    With eight new vetoes announced today, Gov. Roy Cooper extends his record for most pieces of legislation vetoed by a single N.C. chief executive. Today’s vetoes include bills to reopen exercise and fitness centers; amusement parks, arcades, and venues; and skating rinks and bowling alleys. He vetoed a bill to…
    Mitch Kokai, July 2, 2020
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    An Uncertain School Year Could Push Parents Towards School Choice

    Gov. Roy Cooper was supposed to announce the state’s official back-to-school plan on Wednesday, July 1. However, that did not happen, and the lack of direction has led many students, parents, and administrators to search for answers. In his recent research brief on the subject, Dr. Terry Stoops writes: Gov.
    Brenee Goforth, July 2, 2020
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    Virologist ponders the ‘mask wars’

    Chris von Csefalvay writes for City Journal about the political debate surrounding face masks. As states begin to reopen and America tries to recreate normalcy, masks have replaced social distancing as the new moral statement. Just as adherence to lockdowns was framed by many as a sign of…
    Mitch Kokai, July 2, 2020
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    Democratic elites might not like what they get

    Steve McCann describes in an American Thinker column what he calls a “fatal flaw” in Democratic elites’ electoral plan. Today, the two dominant factions within the party are the ultra-wealthy beneficiaries of capitalism plus college educated sanctimonious elites (collectively the vast bulk of the ruling class) on the…
    Mitch Kokai, July 2, 2020
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    New citizen counters the anti-American narrative

    Joshua Lawson of the Federalist discusses his new American citizenship. It was the fulfillment of a decades-long dream and is, so far, my happiest memory apart from my wedding day. But if you listen to the corporate media or watch the majority of entertainment produced today, my decision…
    Mitch Kokai, July 2, 2020
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    Virus spikes and Trump’s viability in battleground states

    James Antle of the Washington Examiner highlights Republicans’ growing concerns about disturbing COVID-19 data points in key 2020 election states. Republicans are warily eyeing the resurgence of coronavirus cases in states critical to President Trump’s reelection in November, as much rides on the country’s ability to continue economic…
    Mitch Kokai, July 2, 2020
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    National Review editors say good riddance to Blaine Amendments

    Editors at National Review Online praise a U.S. Supreme Court ruling with significant implications for school choice. It took a century and a half, but the Supreme Court finally rejected the Blaine amendments. The Court’s decision in Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue is a victory for religious…
    Mitch Kokai, July 2, 2020
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal Online that Gov. Roy Cooper has delayed his school reopening announcement without explaining why. Andy Taylor’s Daily Journal ponders the “great debate” about whether to wear face masks in response to COVID-19.
    Mitch Kokai, July 2, 2020