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    Biden attacks a ‘great American industry’

    That’s the way National Review editor Rich Lowry describes the Democratic presidential nominee’s approach to fossil fuels. Joe Biden wants to take one of the great American success stories of the past several decades and drive it into the ground. He would turn his back on the stupendous…
    Mitch Kokai, October 28, 2020
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    Biden energy policy would prove destructive

    Editors at National Review Online pan the Democratic presidential nominee’s approach toward energy. Whoever’s job it is to tell Joe Biden what he thinks about oil is dropping the ball. Biden has been all over the map. With an eye toward the corner of the map marked “Pennsylvania”…
    Mitch Kokai, October 28, 2020
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    Where’d the Kids Go? Declines in District School Enrollment

    COVID-19 has had a serious impact on schools across the state. All but two public district schools in North Carolina saw enrollment decreases for the first month of the 2020-2021 school year compared to 2019-2020. JLF’s Dr. Terry Stoops writes: The median decrease in first-month average daily membership across all…
    Brenee Goforth, October 28, 2020
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Kari Travis reports for Carolina Journal Online on early turnout for North Carolina’s election. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains why current N.C. election campaigns are doing more priming than persuading,…
    Mitch Kokai, October 28, 2020
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    NC threat-free index as of Oct. 26

    All considered, over 99.7% of people in NC pose no threat of passing along COVID-19 to anyone.
    Jon Sanders, October 27, 2020
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    Candidate Question: How would you grade Governor Roy Cooper’s response to the pandemic (A-F)? 

    We’d give the Governor a D. He responded as many governors did at first with a blanket shut down. He faced severe backlash from both sides regarding the speed with which he reopened. He has not been transparent with COVID related data. He was arbitrary in which businesses he allowed…
    Jordan Roberts, October 27, 2020
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    Big Tech and a national company town

    Nathanael Blake of the Federalist argues that major technology companies are transforming the United States into a “giant company town.” Company towns … are mostly a thing of the past in this country, and not all were as exploitative as the one in “Sixteen Tons.” By the standards…
    Mitch Kokai, October 27, 2020
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    Washington Examiner explores impact of vote for Trump

    Editors at the Washington Examiner explain why a vote for Donald Trump represents more than just support for one flawed political leader. President Trump’s character is no national secret. He is crude, sometimes brutal, and manifestly not what most people would call “presidential.” He admits as much himself.
    Mitch Kokai, October 27, 2020