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    AOC lacks monetary support from her own constituents

    Andrew Kerr of the Daily Caller notes an interesting element of U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s fundraising record. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has outraised all other freshmen representatives so far in 2019, but nearly all of her reported contributors to her reelection campaign live outside her congressional district, a Daily…
    Mitch Kokai, August 15, 2019
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    The real collusion in 2016

    Andrew McCarthy writes for National Review Online about an actual case of nefarious collusion tied to the 2016 presidential election. There really was a collusion plot. It really did target our election system. It absolutely sought to usurp our capacity for self-determination. It was just not the collusion…
    Mitch Kokai, August 15, 2019
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    Biden’s gaffes in the age of Trump

    It’s clear that Democratic presidential front-runner Joe Biden is prone to verbal gaffes on the campaign trail. Jonathan Tobin asks at National Review Online whether those flubs matter when Biden is seeking to challenge Donald Trump. To those Democrats who hope he possesses the magic formula for beating…
    Mitch Kokai, August 15, 2019
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    North Carolina Has a Surplus. How Did That Happen?

    This week, JLF’s Joseph Coletti published a research brief on the possibility of a taxpayer refund in North Carolina. North Carolina has $2.7 billion in unappropriated cash balances and excess projected revenue, and some lawmakers in the state are considering what to do with that money. According to Coletti: With…
    Brenee Goforth, August 15, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Kari Travis reports for Carolina Journal Online on farmers’ reaction to the trade dispute with China. Andy Taylor’s Daily Journal explores shifting coalitions on the U.S. Supreme Court.
    Mitch Kokai, August 15, 2019
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    JLF’s Terry Stoops Quoted in Education Week Article on Concerns About Racial and Socio-Economic Diversity in Wake County Schools

    This week, JLF’s Dr. Terry Stoops was quoted by Education Week in an article focused on the racial and socio-economic imbalances between schools in the Wake County public school district. According to the reporter, Christina Samuels: 10 years ago, voters [in Wake County] who were angered by frequent school reassignments…
    Brenee Goforth, August 14, 2019
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    Baker Mitchell: “The Smear Campaign Against Charters”

    In an op-ed published in the Wall Street Journal, Baker Mitchell, founder of the North Carolina-based Roger Bacon Academy charter schools, confronts charges that North Carolina charters are producing resegregation.  Mitchell writes, Charges of racism are intended to divert attention from the failure of traditional public schools to…
    Terry Stoops, August 14, 2019
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    Cooper, Commerce, Wake County: Transparency’s for chumps

    But by far the biggest issue is the betrayal of good government: Public officials cannot conduct themselves as if they aren’t accountable to the people, not in a free state.
    Jon Sanders, August 14, 2019