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    Hillsdale president revisits 1984

    Larry Arnn of Hillsdale College revisits George Orwell’s classic dystopian novel in the latest issue of Imprimis. In Orwell’s 1984, there are telescreens everywhere, as well as hidden cameras and microphones. Nearly everything you do is watched and heard. It even emerges that the watchers have become expert…
    Mitch Kokai, January 21, 2021
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    Biden’s bad message to Canada about Keystone XL pipeline

    Rich Lowry of National Review Online explains why new President Biden’s decision about a new pipeline marks a slap at Canada. Poor Justin Trudeau. The Canadian prime minister must have been relieved to be done with President Donald Trump, only to learn that Joe Biden plans to tell…
    Mitch Kokai, January 21, 2021
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    Trump’s impact on GOP fundraising

    Dan McLaughlin of National Review Online notes a recent abrupt change in Republican Party fundraising. If you have been on Republican fundraising email lists the past several years — even if, like me, you have never given a penny to Donald Trump’s campaigns — you are familiar not…
    Mitch Kokai, January 21, 2021
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    David Bass reports for Carolina Journal Online on potential gains for school choice in the 2021 N.C. legislative session. Ray Nothstine’s Daily Journal highlights a military veteran from North Carolina who is facing political intimidation.
    Mitch Kokai, January 21, 2021
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    Cooper: “We have a mandatory mask order, which is one of the strongest in the country.”

    Each time (nine so far) Cooper has announced an extension or tightening of his original mask order, the average daily case numbers have been higher than they were when he originally leveled the order.
    Jon Sanders, January 20, 2021
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    Martin Center column highlights Harvard professor’s concerns

    George Leef of the Martin Center writes about one Harvard professor who bemoans the current state of higher education. Most college professors applaud what American higher education does and want to see it expand to include even more students. One dissenter of note, however, is Harvard philosophy professor Michael…
    Mitch Kokai, January 20, 2021
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    Trump +19 others: Who’s been impeached and why

    Donald John Trump is the first United States President to be impeached twice. We are still waiting for his second impeachment — on one article of inciting insurrection — to make its way to the United States Senate for trial. USA Facts notes that since 1797, 20 federal officials…
    Donna Martinez, January 20, 2021
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    Collusive Settlements: How Friendly ‘Opponents’ Team Up To Overturn Laws

    “Legislators, regardless of party, have an interest in making sure that the laws they pass are not dismantled through collusive lawsuit settlements between executive agencies and like-minded litigants.” From Andy Jackson’s Jan. 19 analysis of election integrity in North Carolina You may not even…
    Donna Martinez, January 20, 2021