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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal Online on the state Senate education committee’s endorsement of bills linked to third-grade reading, returning retired teachers to the classroom, and scaling back school testing. John Trump’s Daily Journal explains why century-old arguments for alcohol prohibition are outdated today.
    Mitch Kokai, April 18, 2019
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    Cronyism and public-choice problems

    On occasion, when discussion another example of cronyism, I have called it a "public-choice problem." What does that mean?
    Jon Sanders, April 17, 2019
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    CJ reports: Eleven school districts, two charter schools closing May 1 for teachers’ rally

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal: More than 500,000 N.C. students won’t be in class May 1 as school districts across the state close so teachers can attend a planned rally in downtown Raleigh. As of Tuesday, April 16, 11 school districts and two charter schools will be closed…
    Anna Manning, April 17, 2019
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    Martin Center column focuses on startup jobs in college

    Zack Slayback writes for the Martin Center about an important career skill for college students. Most people go to college to get a job. Recreation is an added benefit on top of getting a job. Education comes second to recreation in terms of hours spent studying. That is the…
    Mitch Kokai, April 17, 2019
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    Sanders vague on details of ‘Medicare for all’

    Mark Hemingway of the Federalist contends U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders still hasn’t explained how his “Medicare for all” proposal would work. Asked about the specifics of his plan, Sanders employed the tried and true three-step explanation for how it works. Step one, point out that the United States…
    Mitch Kokai, April 17, 2019
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    AOC’s latest good-for-thee, not-for-me moment

    John Gage reports for the Washington Examiner on an interesting piece of U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez‘s history. Freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., who regularly lambastes Republicans over tax cuts and helped scuttle a plan by Amazon to locate in New York City because she opposed tax breaks the…
    Mitch Kokai, April 17, 2019
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    Bernie attacks a leftist group

    Brent Scher of the Washington Free Beacon details an interesting development involving U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders and a high-profile tool of the political left. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) said on Saturday the Center for American Progress and its affiliated blog ThinkProgress were a “counterproductive” force in the…
    Mitch Kokai, April 17, 2019
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    Hanson ponders the Democrats’ leftward march

    Victor Davis Hanson of National Review Online focuses on Democrats’ changing political priorities. Obama had hit on something in his move to the hard left. After he left office, unapologetic leftists were less coy (the old smear of “socialist” was now a term of endearment) and began to…
    Mitch Kokai, April 17, 2019