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    Martin Center column urges law schools to adapt

    Kevin Lee writes for the Martin Center about the impact of “big data” and technological change on law schools. Law is experiencing a revolution. Several changes are occurring, but they are all tied to the impact of information and communications technology (ICT), which is altering the nature of law…
    Mitch Kokai, February 15, 2019
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    California’s high-speed rail and lessons for the Green New Deal

    Helen Raleigh explains in a Federalist column why advocates of the Green New Deal should consider the fate of a high-profile California boondoggle. Less than one week after Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez announced her “Green New Deal,” which includes fantasies such as replacing air travel with high-speed rail in…
    Mitch Kokai, February 15, 2019
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    Congressional Republicans work on paid parental leave plan

    Kimberly Leonard of the Washington Examiner highlights an interesting initiative on Capitol Hill. Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, says she is ready to speak out more on issues of particular relevance to women, starting with the lack of paid parental leave in the U.S. Ernst, who is now the…
    Mitch Kokai, February 15, 2019
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    Biden as an alternative to Trump

    Victor Davis Hanson of National Review Online compares former Vice President Joe Biden to our current president. He may be the only Democratic candidate who could likely win back some of the “deplorables,” “irredeemables,” and “clingers” of the critical Midwestern swing states. But all of that said, the…
    Mitch Kokai, February 15, 2019
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    Pushing back against attacks on PACs

    Bradley Smith uses a National Review Online column to question Democrats’ latest campaign finance proposals. Is it “super legal” for a “bad guy” to fund a congressional campaign entirely with contributions from corporate political action committees (PACs), to use that “dark money” to “pay hush money” and “pay…
    Mitch Kokai, February 15, 2019
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    The newly formed N.C. State Board of Elections meets next week to discuss the investigation into absentee ballot irregularities in the disputed 9th District congressional race. Rick Henderson previews the meeting for Carolina Journal Radio. Terry Stoops dissects North Carolina’s latest teacher turnover report. Jonah Goldberg of…
    Mitch Kokai, February 15, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Don Carington reports for Carolina Journal Online that a national governors group warned the Cooper administration about extortion in the midst of negotiations over the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. John Tump’s Daily Journal warns against reading too much into a new legislative report on N.C. liquor sales.  …
    Mitch Kokai, February 15, 2019
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    Amazon changes its mind–New Yorkers should be happy

    New York City and State were on the verge of handing over up to $3 billion in subsidies to Amazon as an enticement (bribe) to get them to locate a new headquarters on Long Island in Queens. Luckily for the people of New York, Amazon is backing out of the…
    Roy Cordato, February 14, 2019