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    Biden and ‘dementia politics’

    Victor Davis Hanson of National Review Online explores cognitive problems plaguing former Vice President Joe Biden as he campaigns for the White House. Joe Biden is tragically suffering a mental eclipse and sliding away at a geometric rate. Understandably, his handlers have kept him out of sight. He…
    Mitch Kokai, July 1, 2020
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    National Review editors take aim at the chief justice

    Editors at National Review Online share their displeasure about U.S. Chief Justice John Roberts‘ recent rulings. The Constitution does not prohibit Louisiana from requiring abortionists to have admitting privileges in hospitals near where they operate. We know this fact from reading it; from the debates over the ratification…
    Mitch Kokai, July 1, 2020
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal Online that the U.S. Supreme Court has delivered a big win to school choice supporters. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains why N.C. policymakers should say no to targeted tax breaks.
    Mitch Kokai, July 1, 2020
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    State audit blasts North Carolina Virtual Public School

    The North Carolina Virtual Public School is a state-run virtual school established in 2007.  An audit published by the Office of the State Auditor today is nothing less than an embarrassment. State auditors found: Eight of 12 NCVPS courses audited did not meet required curriculum content standards, increasing the…
    Terry Stoops, June 30, 2020
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    A day in the life of transient data, politics, and media spin

    It sounds as if on June 28, there were no reported COVID-19 deaths. To anyone other than news media, this would be news. It would have been the first time since March 29 — the first time in three months — that happened.
    Jon Sanders, June 30, 2020
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    ‘Flattening the curve’ as bait and switch

    Karl Dierenbach writes for the Federalist about abuse of the concept of “flattening the curve.” At one point, the theory of “flattening the curve” was ubiquitous. The basic concept was that lockdowns could slow the spread of coronavirus, and this was of great importance since, as we were…
    Mitch Kokai, June 30, 2020
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    Washington Examiner profiles 11th District’s Cawthorn

    Abraham Mahshie writes for the Washington Examiner about the surprise winner in North Carolina’s 11th District Republican congressional primary. Madison Cawthorn won’t dare criticize “our great president,” despite President Trump’s siding with his Republican primary rival in a contest the 24-year-old ended up winning. But Cawthorn will call out…
    Mitch Kokai, June 30, 2020
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    New gun owners as voting bloc

    Stephen Gutowski of the Washington Free Beacon explores the potential electoral impact of new gun owners. The record-breaking gun sales during the coronavirus pandemic could bolster candidates that support the Second Amendment in 2020 and alter the course of American gun politics for the foreseeable future. Several of…
    Mitch Kokai, June 30, 2020