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    Mitch Kokai Appointed To Board of Classical Liberals in the Carolinas

    The group Classical Liberals in the Carolinas named the John Locke Foundation’s Mitch Kokai to its board of directors on August 9. CLC made the announcement in Winston-Salem during a meeting connected with the group’s annual conference. The three-day conference’s theme was “The Future of Jobs: Obstacles and Opportunities in…
    Donna Martinez, August 14, 2019
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    State Department of Transportation hit by storm and state constitution

    North Carolina’s Department of Transportation announced it is reviewing up to 1,000 temporary and contract jobs for temporary layoffs, the Raleigh News & Observer reports. Those positions are vulnerable, in part, because NCDOT has paid $675 million over the past three years responding to storm damage. Compensation for decades…
    Joseph Coletti, August 14, 2019
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    N.C. charter schools boost civic outcomes

    According to a study published by the Annenberg Institute at Brown University, The study, released in June, found that eighth-grade students in traditional public schools in North Carolina who transitioned to a charter high school had more positive behavioral outcomes than their peers who went on to a district…
    Terry Stoops, August 14, 2019
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    Martin Center column focuses on diversity of Southern college campuses

    Samuel Abrams writes for the Martin Center about diversity on college campuses in the South. As our nation’s colleges and universities prepare to re-open and welcome their new students to campus in a few short weeks, it is important to remember that the first “educational” experience many of these…
    Mitch Kokai, August 14, 2019
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    Good back-to-school book options

    Joshua Lawson writes for the Federalist about reading options that can help returning students counteract political bias on high school and college campuses. Although it often begins as early as preschool, leftist indoctrination finally becomes very apparent by high school and happens right under our noses. For those…
    Mitch Kokai, August 14, 2019
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    Another warning about runaway federal spending

    Tiana Lowe reports for the Washington Examiner on the latest evidence that the federal government’s spending trajectory is unsustainable. Just 10 months into the fiscal year, our budget deficit has already surpassed the totality of that of 2018. Currently at $867 billion, the federal government’s 2019 budget deficit…
    Mitch Kokai, August 14, 2019
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    Senator attacks Supreme Court in gun case

    Kevin Daley of the Daily Caller reports one U.S. senator’s questionable approach to a gun-rights case heading toward the U.S. Supreme Court. Democratic Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island filed a legal brief before the Supreme Court in a challenge to New York City’s gun transportation regulations, advancing…
    Mitch Kokai, August 14, 2019
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    The U.S. and a post-Brexit UK

    Chris Gavin writes for National Review Online about relations between the United States and United Kingdom after Brexit. With less than 90 days left until the United Kingdom is set to leave the EU, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has staked his new premiership on a “do or die”…
    Mitch Kokai, August 14, 2019