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    If Feinstein were a Republican

    Andrew Stiles of the Washington Free Beacon explores coverage of the latest hubbub involving California Sen. Dianne Feinstein. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D., Calif.) is under attack by members of her own party—not over some policy dispute but because Feinstein said something nice about Sen. Lindsey Graham (R., S.C.),…
    Mitch Kokai, October 27, 2020
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    Preparing for the next pandemic

    Pradheep and Kirti Shanker write for National Review Online about steps policymakers can take before the next pandemic. For several decades, health experts have warned about the potential for an infectious pandemic sweeping the globe. After the Spanish flu ravaged the globe in 1917–18, resulting in upwards of…
    Mitch Kokai, October 27, 2020
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    AOC won’t give full support to Pelosi

    Mairead McArdle reports for National Review Online that a high-profile New York congresswoman will not commit to keeping Nancy Pelosi in the U.S. House speaker’s job. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Sunday hedged on whether she would support Nancy Pelosi as House speaker again, saying she will support the…
    Mitch Kokai, October 27, 2020
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Julie Havlak reports for Carolina Journal Online on State Treasurer Dale Folwell’s work to save the State Health Plan. The Daily Journal highlights numbers that could help voters spot differences between the candidates for N.C. Supreme Court chief justice.
    Mitch Kokai, October 27, 2020
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    Martin Center column highlights debate over higher education governance

    Jay Schalin writes for the Martin Center about concerns surrounding recent developments in higher education governance. The Chronicle of Higher Education recently released a report decrying the politicization of public higher education governance, entitled The New Order: How the Nation’s Partisan Divisions Consumed Public-College Boards and Warped Higher Education.
    Mitch Kokai, October 26, 2020
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    Fraternal Order of Real Bearded Santas Looking For Work

    I may be the last one to know about this group: the Fraternal Order of Real Bearded Santas. They’re big time. Check out this Wall Street Journal story (subscription required) about the ill-fated idea from the feds to spend $250 million on a COVID vaccine ad campaign. The idea was…
    Donna Martinez, October 26, 2020
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    Columnist links Harris to the ‘c’ word

    No, not that one. This is a family-friendly blog. The word is “communist.” Cheryl Chumley of the Washington Times ties the Democratic vice presidential nominee to the odious political ideology. A vote for Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and his running mate Kamala Harris is a vote for…
    Mitch Kokai, October 26, 2020
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    Civil society and the future of American education

    Jude Schwalbach and Garret Hoff write for the Daily Signal about the role civil society can play in improving American education. [W]ith some forward thinking and ingenuity, nonprofits and other community organizations in Cleveland and San Antonio have created in-person learning environments for at-risk students, and are finding…
    Mitch Kokai, October 26, 2020