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    Martin Center highlights Emerson’s view of the American scholar

    The latest installment in the Martin Center’s “History of Higher Ed” series highlights Ralph Waldo Emerson’s 1837 Harvard lecture, “The American Scholar.” In this distribution of functions the scholar is the delegated intellect. In the right state he is Man Thinking. In the degenerate state, when the victim of…
    Mitch Kokai, January 17, 2020
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    Impeachment and the 2020 election

    Bill Livingstone muses at the American Thinker about Democrats’ impeachment strategy. For Democrats, impeaching the president has never been the issue. The issue is the 2020 election. Here’s the political map facing the Democrats. The economy is roaring, unemployment is at an all-time low for black Americans, Hispanic…
    Mitch Kokai, January 17, 2020
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    A Democratic Party war

    Christopher Bedford argues at the Federalist that the Democratic Party faces a “war” that will “destroy lives and change our country.” The far-left of the Democratic Party is out of the spotlight. Out of the spotlight, but clearly still within the crosshairs of their colleagues. Its young congressional…
    Mitch Kokai, January 17, 2020
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    Why Trump touts Sanders

    Rob Crilly of the Washington Examiner ponders President Trump’s comments that seem to promote Democratic rival Bernie Sanders. President Trump and his aides are trying to boost Bernie Sanders ahead of the Iowa caucuses as they seek to secure a hard-line socialist opponent in November’s election, according to…
    Mitch Kokai, January 17, 2020
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    Postponing the Trump impeachment

    Andrew McCarthy argues at National Review Online that Congress ought to delay the planned impeachment trial of President Trump. Two things happened simultaneously on Wednesday: (a) The House of Representatives transmitted to the Senate two articles of impeachment approved on straight partisan lines a month ago, and (b)…
    Mitch Kokai, January 17, 2020
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    Will Trump Address Clean Water Act Overreach?

    Senior Fellow at the John Locke Foundation and former secretary of the N.C. Department of Environmental Quality, Don van der Vaart, is hoping President Trump lays out the next steps for his federal rule change to the Clean Water Act (CWA) at Sunday’s American Farm Bureau Federation’s annual convention.
    Brenee Goforth, January 17, 2020
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    Some Wake Residents Could Save $ If The County Goes Revenue-Neutral

    It’s that time again. Time for Wake residents to brace themselves as the county reappraises residential and commercial property values. Wake County property owners may be less fortunate in this area than their fellow North Carolinians because, according to a research brief recently published by JLF’s Joe Coletti: Wake County…
    Brenee Goforth, January 17, 2020
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    North Carolina has good reasons to celebrate as National School Choice Week approaches. Terry Stoops recaps recent school choice gains during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Jay Schweikert of the libertarian Cato Institute explains why his group is endorsing North Carolina’s efforts to reform state…
    Mitch Kokai, January 17, 2020