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    Liberal legal lion predicts impeachment of next Democratic president

    Dominick Mastrangelo of the Washington Examiner highlights the latest pronouncement from Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz. Law scholar Alan Dershowitz predicted the next Democrat elected president of the United States will be impeached as a result of the same “open-ended” criteria the party is currently using to impeach…
    Mitch Kokai, December 10, 2019
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    Probing American education’s ‘great stagnation’

    Charles Fain Lehman of the Washington Free Beacon looks into recent troubling signs in American education. American schoolchildren’s educational attainment has stagnated in the 21st century, according to data from two recently updated assessments of reading, math, and science skills. Results from the National Assessment of Educational Progress…
    Mitch Kokai, December 10, 2019
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    Warren shouldn’t blame sexism

    Alexandra DeSanctis uses a National Review Online column to push back against the argument that sexism is hurting Democratic presidential contender Elizabeth Warren’s campaign. Warren now sits at just 14.8 percent in the RCP average, in third place behind Bernie Sanders, with about half the support Biden has.
    Mitch Kokai, December 10, 2019
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    ‘Medicare for all’ as campaign killer

    Mathew Continetti writes at National Review Online about the negative political impact of supporting “Medicare for all” proposals. Yes, it helps to have a reason for your candidacy beyond media reports that you check all the right boxes. But the argument that [Kamala] Harris flopped because of a…
    Mitch Kokai, December 10, 2019
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    Becki Gray Discusses Medicaid, Elections, and Pipelines with WUNC’s Jeff Tiberii

    Last week, JLF’s Becki Gray made her regular appearance on North Carolina Public Radio WUNC with host Jeff Tiberii. Becki joined Rob Schofield from the N.C. Justice Center. In the episode, Tiberii asked his guests about the governor’s veto of the mini-budget that would have funded the transition of…
    Brenee Goforth, December 10, 2019
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    Becki Gray’s Legislative Session Review

    In her review of this legislative session, JLF’s Becki Gray had three main takeaways. First, politics was on display: Gray writes: The governor’s folks respond to efforts to raise teacher pay with “is that a joke?” They call the legislature kidnappers. The legislature makes allegations the governor has committed crimes. Arm–twisting…
    Brenee Goforth, December 10, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Julie Havlak reports for Carolina Journal Online on a grant that helps hospitals deal with storm damage. Rick Henderson’s Daily Journal argues that the UNC System’s governing board tried to resolve one scandal but created another one.
    Mitch Kokai, December 10, 2019
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    Greensboro doubling down on housing bond?

    Rhino Times reports the Greensboro city council is pondering another housing bond, a mere four years after voters passed a $25 million bond. The idea was floated by none other than council member Michelle Kennedy. Homelessness is Kennedy’s number one issue: Kennedy talked about how that housing bond passed…
    Sam Hieb, December 9, 2019