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    Critiquing American companies that do China’s bidding

    John Daniel Davidson of the Federalist considers American companies that kowtow to the Chinese communist government. Twitter and Facebook are the exceptions to a disturbing trend of U.S.-based companies bowing and scraping before the Chinese Communist Party. Witness the recent spectacle of the NBA censoring fans on American…
    Mitch Kokai, October 15, 2019
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    Pence and the impeachment fight

    David Drucker of the Washington Examiner reports on Vice President Mike Pence’s role in the battle over presidential impeachment. Vice President Mike Pence has beefed up his West Wing communications team as he confronts an accelerating impeachment inquiry into President Trump and an unpredictable 2020 reelection campaign. Pence…
    Mitch Kokai, October 15, 2019
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    Learning lessons from nations that rejected socialism

    Lee Edwards writes for National Review Online about nations that tried socialism and found it wanting. Socialists are fond of saying that socialism has never failed because it has never been tried. But in truth, socialism has failed in every country in which it has been tried, from…
    Mitch Kokai, October 15, 2019
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    JLF Terry Stoops Quoted in Citizen-Times on Teacher Pay

    On Friday, JLF’s Terry Stoops was quoted in a piece by Brian Gordon in the Asheville Citizen-Times. The piece focused on Gov. Roy Cooper’s plans to increase teacher pay. Gordon writes: In his initial budget proposal in March, Cooper called for a 9.1% pay increase for teachers over the next…
    Brenee Goforth, October 15, 2019
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    A Better Economy Could Be Causing Fewer Insured

    This week, JLF’s Jordan Roberts published a research brief on the recently released Census Bureau report on health insurance coverage in 2018. Roberts writes: The total number of individuals without health insurance increased from 2017 to 2018. Many media pundits and health scholars contend that these numbers are proof…
    Brenee Goforth, October 15, 2019
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    Warren as Jussie Smollett

    Kevin Williamson of National Review Online compares a leading Democratic presidential contender with a now-disgraced actor. Elizabeth Warren has a moving story about being fired from a teaching job because she was pregnant, a story that perfectly complements her political narrative that she is the tribune and champion…
    Mitch Kokai, October 15, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Kari Travis reports for Carolina Journal Online on the N.C. Department of Transportation’s cash crunch. The Daily Journal highlights the one N.C. Supreme Court case this year in which the two likely candidates for chief justice have written against each other.
    Mitch Kokai, October 15, 2019
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    JLF’s Jon Sanders Discussed Regulation at the 2019 Platte Institute Summit

    Last week, JLF’s Jon Sanders spoke on a panel at the Platte Institute’s 2019 Legislative Summit. The Platte Institute is a state-based think tank located in Nebraska, and this year Jon spoke on the panel “Reining in Red Tape.” Sanders was joined on the panel by Nebraska state Sen.
    Brenee Goforth, October 14, 2019