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    New Carolina Journal Online Features

    David Bass reports for Carolina Journal Online about a regulatory sandbox bill moving through the N.C. General Assembly. John Hood’s CJ Opinion explains why North Carolina’s labor force shouldn’t be shrinking.
    Mitch Kokai, September 22, 2021
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    NCAE Highlights John Locke Foundation’s “Leave the NCAE” Effort

    From the North Carolina Association of Educators (NCAE) website (click to enlarge):…
    Terry Stoops, September 21, 2021
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    The NC Threat-Free Index and Immunity Update for the Week Ending September 20

    This past week 99.3% of people in NC posed no threat of passing along COVID-19 to anyone, and more than four out of five (81.8%) adult North Carolinians are estimated to have either vaccine-induced or natural immunity.
    Jon Sanders, September 21, 2021
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    An Education Savings Account Gives This Mom a Lifeline For Her Special-Needs Daughter

    Sometimes public policy can seem abstract and theoretical. Sometimes it’s hard to connect the dots between the decisions state lawmakers make, and the impact those decisions have on average people — on you and me. But on Monday, that connection was front and center at Locke’s Shaftesbury Society panel discussion…
    Donna Martinez, September 21, 2021
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    COVID Rates Fall Despite Biden

    Editors at Issues and Insights highlight the impact of President Biden’s browbeating on COVID-19 vaccines. How can you measure President Joe Biden’s sway over the public? Try looking at the impact his attacks on the unvaccinated have had on immunization rates. He’s managed to drive them down. Not…
    Mitch Kokai, September 21, 2021
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    Democrats’ Curious Plan for Taxing the ‘Rich’

    Christopher Jacobs writes at the Federalist about a little-known element of congressional Democrats’ tax plans. For a party that purportedly wants to “tax the rich,” Democrats sure have a funny way of showing it. Bloomberg reported on Friday that a potential repeal of the cap for state and…
    Mitch Kokai, September 21, 2021
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    GOP Tax Writer Sounds Alarm Over Biden Plan

    Zachary Halaschak of the Washington Examiner highlights one lawmaker’s concerns about the Biden administration’s latest spending plans. A chief architect of the 2017 tax cuts said Democrats’ multitrillion-dollar tax and spending package is the “most dangerous” he has seen during his more than two decades in Congress. Rep.
    Mitch Kokai, September 21, 2021
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    Conservatives Should Seize Opportunities in Education

    Anthony Kinnett and Daniel Buck write at National Review Online about conservatives’ chances for gains in education policy. If universal school-choice legislation passed tomorrow and parents finally had the freedom to choose schools for their children, with public funds to access them, would utopia follow? We doubt it.
    Mitch Kokai, September 21, 2021