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    Pushing back on the narrative of a conservative Supreme Court

    Kevin Daley of the Daily Caller challenges the notion that recent additions to the U.S. Supreme Court have solidified a conservative bloc. The Supreme Court’s liberal minority forged winning alliances in unexpected rulings throughout the 2018-2019 term, suggesting the newly entrenched conservative majority is hardly a cohesive unit.
    Mitch Kokai, August 16, 2019
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    Democrats threaten the Supreme Court

    David French of National Review Online highlights a recent threat Democratic U.S. senators aimed at the nation’s highest court. I just finished reading of the most astonishing legal briefs I’ve ever read. It is easily the most malicious Supreme Court brief I’ve ever seen. And it comes not…
    Mitch Kokai, August 16, 2019
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    Exploring Biden’s claim about assault weapons

    John McCormack writes for National Review Online about what he describes as “Democratic dishonesty” dealing with assault-weapon bans. “The 1994 assault weapons and high-capacity magazines bans worked. And if I am elected president, we’re going to pass them again — and this time, we’ll make them even stronger,”…
    Mitch Kokai, August 16, 2019
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    North Carolina state government ended the last budget year with a revenue surplus of almost $900 million. That’s more than $200 million more than officials had expected just three months ago. Joseph Coletti analyzes the surplus in the latest edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Brenee Goforth discusses…
    Mitch Kokai, August 16, 2019
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    How Much Will Families Spend on School Supplies in 2019?

    This week, JLF’s Dr. Terry Stoops published a research brief examining how much American households will spend on back-to-school shopping this year. Dr. Stoops writes: According to the annual National Retail Federation (NRF) survey, families with elementary, middle, and high school children will spend $26.2 billion or an average of…
    Brenee Goforth, August 16, 2019
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    CJ’s Rick Henderson Discusses Voting Machine Controversy on NC SPIN with Tom Campbell

    On last week’s episode of NC SPIN, Carolina Journal’s Rick Henderson discussed the voting machine controversy with host Tom Campbell. When Campbell asked Henderson what all the indecision is about, Henderson responded: Technology has gotten a lot better over the years. It was the scanning technology of 20 years ago…
    Brenee Goforth, August 16, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal Online on one state high school’s response to the N.C. state budget gridlock. John Trump’s Daily Journal probes potential problems with North Carolina’s system of alcohol regulation.
    Mitch Kokai, August 16, 2019
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    An Inconvenient Truth About the El Paso Shooter’s Manifesto

    Michael Shellenberger posted an insightful piece today at Quillette: Democratic Presidential candidates and the New York Times rightly condemned the use of inflammatory words like “invasion” … to describe … people coming from Latin America. … While they are at it, they should condemn the inflammatory rhetoric…
    Jon Guze, August 15, 2019