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    Government Drives Up Consumer Costs

    Government is a necessary institution, and I would argue that, when it is fulfilling its constitutionally designated role, it has the capacity for much good. I realize some of my most libertarian friends rally around a battle cry of “Taxation is theft” as they raise their well-worn copy of The Law (a…
    Brooke Medina, September 20, 2021
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    How judges and justices in North Carolina can lose their jobs

    Judges and Supreme Court Justices are elected to fixed terms in North Carolina. However, circumstances sometimes require that they be removed before their terms are over. There are three ways to removed judges or justices from office in North Carolina. The first, according to Article IV…
    Andy Jackson, September 20, 2021
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    Martin Center Column Focuses on Race-Based College Admissions

    Shannon Watkins of the Martin Center interviews a California expert on the impact of race-based college admissions. Currently, nine states prohibit colleges and universities from practicing race-conscious admissions. That number may soon become ten if a new bill in the North Carolina legislature is successfully adopted. Public opinion polling…
    Mitch Kokai, September 20, 2021
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    Amy Cooke: Lefty Report Smears North Carolina. It’s Nonsense.

    North Carolina is an obviously better place to work than D.C., New York, and California. But the leftist group Oxfam (supporters of compulsory unionization) is trying to smear N.C. as the worst place in the United States for workers. In the latest “Locke’d & Loaded,” Locke…
    Donna Martinez, September 20, 2021
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    Nearly half for other reasons? How misleading are Covid hospitalization numbers?

    New research finds that barely over half (52%) of Covid patients in the VA during the post-vaccination period were hospitalized for the management of Covid-19 disease. The rest (48%) were in the hospital for some other reason and incidentally found to be infected with SARS-CoV-2.
    Jon Sanders, September 20, 2021
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    Biden Shielded by ‘Wall’ from Unscripted Events

    Adam Shaw writes at FoxNews.com about an embarrassing revelation for the Biden administration. Top White House aides set up a “wall” to shield President Biden from unscripted events and long interviews amid fears of the president’s testiness and habit of mangling statements, according to a new book. “Peril”…
    Mitch Kokai, September 20, 2021
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    Academic Underachievement Represents the Real American Education Problem

    Regardless of the headlines surrounding Critical Race Theory, Bob Woodson and Ian Rowe argue in Newsweek that American education faces a much larger problem. The real issue in American education is a failure to enable the majority of students—regardless of race—to achieve academic excellence or even, in…
    Mitch Kokai, September 20, 2021
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    AOC’s ‘Tax The Rich’ Message Falls Flat

    David Harsanyi writes for the New York Post about the latest misguided message from the “wrong” AOC. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez donned an elegant gown with the slogan “Tax the Rich” painted on the back at the Met Gala in New York, where guests selected by Vogue’s Anna Wintour…
    Mitch Kokai, September 20, 2021