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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Kari Travis reports for Carolina Journal Online about the COVID-19 shutdown’s impact on those who cut hair and perform manicures. John Trump’s Daily Journal urges N.C. leaders to loosen restrictions on buying liquor.
    Mitch Kokai, April 3, 2020
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    New England Patriots’ team plane used to transport N95 masks

    Health policy and the NFL are two of my favorite topics. Very rarely do the two coverage in such a way that I could write about them on the Locker Room Blog. But during a time as strange as the current one, an opportunity has presented itself. Americans following the…
    Jordan Roberts, April 2, 2020
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    China’s coronavirus response raises questions about its status as world leader

    Helen Raleigh of the Federalist assesses the damage inflicted on communist China’s reputation from the COVID-19 pandemic. The worldwide spread of the coronavirus, which originated from communist China, has brought serious detriment to Beijing’s credibility and image as a global leader. Through a series of public relations campaigns,…
    Mitch Kokai, April 2, 2020
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    Alcohol sales climb during coronavirus shutdown

    Madison Dibble writes for the Washington Examiner about one impact of the massive shutdowns linked to the COVID-19 pandemic. Bars may be closed, but people in the United States haven’t stopped drinking. Alcohol sales were up 55% in the third week of March, according to data from the…
    Mitch Kokai, April 2, 2020
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    Ant-Trump coalition has $175 million bankroll

    Joe Schoffstall of the Washington Free Beacon details the combined forces of two high-dollar anti-Trump groups. The super PAC supporting former vice president Joe Biden has joined forces with liberal operative David Brock’s opposition research group to form a $175 million network opposing President Donald Trump. Pro-Biden super…
    Mitch Kokai, April 2, 2020
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    Coronavirus prophet: Sen. Tom Cotton delivered early warnings

    John McCormack of National Review Online asks why Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton was one of the earliest high-profile American politicians to warn about potential harm from the coronavirus. While others slept, Tom Cotton was warning anyone who would listen that the coronavirus was coming for America. On January…
    Mitch Kokai, April 2, 2020
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    N.C. Judge Rules Pistol Permit Applications Must Go On

    On Tuesday, March 24, Wake County Sheriff Gerald Baker suspended pistol permit and concealed-carry services in light of the coronavirus outbreak. That week, JLF’s Jon Sanders published a research brief explaining that Baker did not have the statutory or constitutional authority to make that decision. That Friday, The…
    Brenee Goforth, April 2, 2020