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    Britons see an upside from Brexit

    Aaron Sibarium of the Washington Free Beacon explains one way in which Britain’s departure from the European Union has paid dividends. In March 2020, with COVID-19 bearing down on Europe, the Guardian published a stark headline: “Brexit means coronavirus vaccine will be slower to reach the UK.” The…
    Mitch Kokai, April 9, 2021
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    Chiding the ‘wealthy and woke’

    Victor Davis Hanson of National Review Online highlights rich Americans who live to scold their “inferiors.” Ed Bastian made $17 million in 2019 as a chief executive officer of Delta Airlines, Georgia’s largest employer. Bastian just blasted Georgia’s new voting law. He thinks it is racist to require…
    Mitch Kokai, April 9, 2021
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    Defenders of overly loose voting rules offer poor arguments

    Kevin Williamson of National Review Online rebuts critics of his earlier writing on protecting the democratic process. I don’t normally cite random idiots on Twitter to make a point, but, since my subject is the American voter and the random idiot on Twitter is a pretty good stand-in…
    Mitch Kokai, April 9, 2021
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Andrew Dunn reports for Carolina Journal Online on a bill to protect nonprofit donors’ anonymity in North Carolina. Andy Taylor’s CJ Opinion explains how today’s British Conservatives offer useful lessons in governance to American Republicans.
    Mitch Kokai, April 9, 2021
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    The Right AOC on Point: Playing politics instead of baseball hurts the people

    John Locke Foundation CEO Amy Cooke, “The Right AOC,” explains how Major League Baseball’s commissioner is ruining the game. Contact Amy at [email protected] Follow her at https://www.facebook.com/TheRightAOC and https://twitter.com/TheRightAOC.
    Mitch Kokai, April 8, 2021
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    The political definition of joy gets weirder

    Given this understanding, Gov. Roy Cooper's remarks at his press briefing April 6 were all the more bizarre.
    Jon Sanders, April 8, 2021
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    Is the NCAE complying with North Carolina’s raffle statute?

    I think it is silly that North Carolina has a raffle statute, but I don’t make the rules. According to state law (§14-309.15), “A nonprofit organization may hold no more than four raffles per year.”  If the North Carolina Association of Educators (NCAE) holds a raffle at each stop…
    Terry Stoops, April 8, 2021
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    Teacher pay — let’s not forget the other part of the equation.

    That annual treasure trove of data from North Carolina public schools,  Highlights of the North Carolina Public School Budget, 2021 was recently released.  Highlights  as the document is frequently called, is often cited for its data on teacher salaries. My colleague Terry Stoops posted on insightful article regarding…
    Bob Luebke, April 8, 2021