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    Taking on Democrats’ ‘For the People’ Rhetoric

    Editors at the Washington Examiner take issue with congressional Democrats’ contention that their election policies are designed “for the people.” When a government makes a power grab, the grabbers typically claim to be acting “for the people.” Thus when Democrats took control of the House, Senate, and White…
    Mitch Kokai, June 11, 2021
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    Foreign Billionaire Funds Group That Decries Billionaires Buying Elections

    Matthew Foldi of the Washington Free Beacon highlights an example of irony in the national election redistricting debate. A liberal redistricting group funded largely through secretive donations by a Swiss billionaire is hitting the airwaves with a well-funded ad campaign attacking the “billionaires buying our elections.” The new…
    Mitch Kokai, June 11, 2021
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    Congress Should Curb President’s Spending Power

    Soren Dayton and Andrew Lautz argue at National Review Online that now is the time for Congress to tighten the reins on the president’s ability to spend taxpayers’ money. If you’re measuring in dollars, the stakes for congressional oversight of the executive branch have never been higher. The…
    Mitch Kokai, June 11, 2021
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    Woke Public Schools Will Face a Backlash

    Michael Farris writes for National Review Online about the likely impact of public schools embracing the dangerous ideas of the woke. The reports coming out of the school systems of Portland, Ore., and its suburbs are simply terrifying. Children are being taught the narrative that America is fundamentally…
    Mitch Kokai, June 11, 2021
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    New Carolina Journal Online Features

    Donna King reports for Carolina Journal Online about the N.C. Senate vote to ban abortions based on race, gender, or Down syndrome. Ben Goodman’s opinion article asks whether we’ll see a “second coming” of former President Donald Trump.
    Mitch Kokai, June 11, 2021
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    The Right AOC on Point: Locke Expert Exposes Problems With N.C. Social Studies Glossary

    John Locke Foundation CEO Amy Cooke, “The Right AOC,” explains how Locke’s Terry Stoops helped derail a problematic glossary tied to new N.C. public school social studies standards. Contact Amy at [email protected] Follow her at https://www.facebook.com/TheRightAOC and https://twitter.com/TheRightAOC.
    Mitch Kokai, June 10, 2021
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    Cato Expert Targets Misleading Attack on Wealthy Taxpayers

    Chris Edwards of the Cato Institute offers this preview of his latest piece: ProPublica is making a splash with articles claiming that rich people pay little tax, based on stolen tax returns for 25 individuals. I compare ProPublica’s figures to data from the IRS, JCT, CBO, and TPC. ProPublica’s…
    Mitch Kokai, June 10, 2021
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    Tracking the State Budget: Carolina Journal’s Donna King Talks With WPTF

    Now that legislative leaders have agreed to a topline number for the new state budget, we await details of how they propose to use taxpayer dollars to fund state government operations. Carolina Journal reported this week: With the end of the state’s fiscal year just three weeks away, the…
    Donna Martinez, June 10, 2021