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    Deconstruction and the current mess

    Elizabeth Powers explains at National Review Online how an insidious element of college campus culture has affected the rest of society. A recent Wall Street Journal editorial drew attention to the source of the moral denunciation that now dominates journalism: namely, “dogmas that began in the universities.” These…
    Mitch Kokai, June 30, 2020
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    Examining calls for police reform

    Andrew McCarthy of National Review Online probes the high-profile push for police reform. He finds significant reasons for concern. [T]he racism narrative is driving the nation to ruin. The defamation that police are institutionally racist because America is indelibly racist has opened a potentially unbridgeable chasm. It is…
    Mitch Kokai, June 30, 2020
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Emma Schambach reports for Carolina Journal Online how enforcement of Gov. Roy Cooper’s face mask mandate confused N.C. businesses. The Daily Journal highlights one lawmaker’s focus on helping North Carolina compete well in the post-COVID-19 economy.
    Mitch Kokai, June 30, 2020
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    Naturally, teachers are upset about bonus

    State revenue is an estimated $4 billion short, but public school teachers don’t care. Over a million North Carolinians applied for unemployment benefits, and many private and nonprofit employers have cut employee hours and eliminated positions.  Nevertheless, public school teachers are spending their summer months complaining about their pay on…
    Terry Stoops, June 29, 2020
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    Martin Center column probes research universities’ duty to reopen

    Shannon Watkins of the Martin Center focuses on the reopening of research universities. Although colleges across the country plan to reopen for the fall semester, much is still unknown about how to best proceed. Leaders are grappling with how to best safeguard public health while attempting to re-establish some…
    Mitch Kokai, June 29, 2020
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    Fighting the narrative of a failed reopening

    Editors at National Review Online reach different conclusions from most of their media brethren about the impact of reopening the economy in states across the country. Now, states like Florida, Texas, and Arizona have seen worrying increases in their positivity rates — the percentage of tests that are…
    Mitch Kokai, June 29, 2020
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    Teaching Pelosi some American history

    A New York Sun editorial aims to answer a critical question from the historically ignorant speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives. As the House readied its vote to make a new state out of the District of Columbia, the Speaker went before the press to dilate on…
    Mitch Kokai, June 29, 2020
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    Columnist criticizes American ‘gerontocracy’

    Julius Krein writes in the New York Post that it’s time for Americans to reconsider the impact of relying on older political leaders. From Donald Trump to Joe Biden to Bernie Sanders to Nancy Pelosi to most of the Senate, one might think that the biblical three score…
    Mitch Kokai, June 29, 2020