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    Remembering the giants of the past

    Victor Davis Hanson of National Review Online looks back at great American achievements unlikely to be replicated today. We of the 21st century are beginning to look back at our own lost epic times and wonder about these now-nameless giants who left behind monuments that we cannot replicate,…
    Mitch Kokai, October 11, 2019
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    Consulting the Constitution about political power

    Jim Geraghty of National Review Online advises partisans to brush up on their recent political history. In the coming days, you’re going to hear members of Congress outraged at the White House defiance of a coequal branch of government. They will argue that the refusal to comply with…
    Mitch Kokai, October 11, 2019
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    A judge will hear arguments this month in a lawsuit challenging North Carolina’s certificate-of-need law. Jon Guze analyzes the case, including his own brief supporting the plaintiff, for the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Donald van der Vaart assesses protesters’ complaints about Gov. Roy Cooper’s energy…
    Mitch Kokai, October 11, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal Online on a multimillion-dollar federal grant designed to help boost charter school enrollment in North Carolina. John Trump’s Daily Journal argues that bicyclists who want to share the roads ought to share road costs as well.
    Mitch Kokai, October 11, 2019
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    What Trump’s Latest Executive Order Urges for Medicare

    Last week, President Trump signed an executive order titled, “Executive Order on Protecting and Improving Medicare for Our Nation’s Seniors.” Our Jordan Roberts analyzed the order’s provisions in his most recent research brief. Here is an abbreviated list of his comments: Section 4: Network Adequacy. The EO directs the…
    Brenee Goforth, October 10, 2019
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    Renewables Mandate Could Hurt the Environment and Your Wallet according to Dr. Don van der Vaart’s latest in The Federalist

    Senior Fellow at the John Locke Foundation and former secretary of the N.C. Department of Environmental Quality, Don van der Vaart, published a piece in The Federalist on the potentially negative impact North Carolina’s focus on solar energy is having on greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the state. Dr. van…
    Brenee Goforth, October 10, 2019
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    Questions about former CMS superintendent’s dealings

    Big Charlotte Observer article on former Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Superintendent Clayton Wilcox, who resigned under pressure earlier this year. The Observer probes whether or not Wilcox sought to benefit a digital learning technology company that employed his son: The Observer reviewed hundreds of pages of school district documents obtained through…
    Sam Hieb, October 10, 2019
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    Warren wants more than rolling back Trump tax cuts

    Kharen Martinez Murcia writes for CNSNews.com about Democratic presidential contender Elizabeth Warren‘s tax priorities. Senator and presidential contender Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass) has proposed rolling back the tax cuts implemented by the Trump administration in 2018 and imposing an “ultra-millionaire tax,” an “excessive Lobbying Tax,” and an increased tax…
    Mitch Kokai, October 10, 2019