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    The coronavirus pandemic reminds us about federalism

    John Daniel Davidson of the Federalist uses the COVID-19 pandemic as an opportunity to teach an American civics lesson. As the coronavirus pandemic worsens, governors across the country are understandably ratcheting up quarantine orders. … … What to make of all this? The conventional wisdom in Washington is…
    Mitch Kokai, April 1, 2020
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    The pandemic’s impact on U.S. relations with China

    Joel Gehrke explores for the Washington Examiner the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on American relations with the Chinese communist government. American and Chinese officials are engaged in an ideological “battle” occasioned by the novel coronavirus pandemic that could shape global perceptions of free societies and authoritarian regimes, according to…
    Mitch Kokai, April 1, 2020
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    Trump and his antagonists: Manufactured crisis versus real crisis

    Rich Lowry of National Review Online argues that a crisis is a “terrible thing to manufacture.” For more than three years, American national politics has been constantly on a crisis footing over presidential tweets, two-day controversies, and dubious storylines whipped up by the media and Trump’s genuine outrages.
    Mitch Kokai, April 1, 2020
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    North Carolina To Track Coronavirus By Symptoms, Like It Does The Flu

    Carolina Journal’s Julie Havlak reported on March 30, North Carolina is pivoting the way it tracks coronavirus. Havlak writes: With a shortage of COVID-19 lab tests, North Carolina is pivoting in how it tracks the spread of the virus. The state plans to use syndromic surveillance to track COVID-19 —…
    Brenee Goforth, April 1, 2020
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    Coronavirus: Pushing back against criticism of U.S. response

    David Harsanyi explains at National Review Online why the American response to COVID-19 is not the “worst in the world.” The coronavirus pandemic is already a catastrophe. How we fare in comparison to the rest of the world is hardly of paramount importance. Once the Chinese government hid…
    Mitch Kokai, April 1, 2020
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Julie Havlak reports for Carolina Journal Online on the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on telemedicine from hospitals. John Hood’s Daily Journal reminds us that technology has helped reduce suffering during the pandemic.
    Mitch Kokai, April 1, 2020
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    CMS relaxes more regulations to help hospitals fight coronavirus

    At both the state and federal level, much of the coronavirus policy response has focused on deregulatory efforts to assist the effort of frontline health care workers. Lawmakers and state leaders around the country have relaxed regulations on things like certificate of need laws…
    Jordan Roberts, March 31, 2020
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    Heritage Foundation Picks Up CJ Story on Mail-In Ballots

    On Thursday, March 26, Carolina Journal’s Julie Havlak wrote a story about the runoff election in North Carolina’s 11th congressional district. Havlak writes: The coronavirus is interfering with state elections, and it could make the runoff for the Republican nominee in N.C.’s 11th U.S. Congressional District problematic… The N.C. State…
    Brenee Goforth, March 31, 2020