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    N.C. Appeals Court sides with Duke Energy in Raleigh tree dispute

    A three-judge panel of the N.C. Court of Appeals affirmed today a trial court’s ruling favoring Duke Energy in its dispute with Raleigh property owners over trees that extended into the utility’s right of way. The case has attracted media attention in recent years, partly because of the…
    Mitch Kokai, April 16, 2019
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    Millennials on merit, diversity, environment, and jobs

    Paul Bedard of the Washington Examiner details disturbing new survey results. [A]ccording to a pathbreaking survey by the pollster who has charted Millennials the most, the revolution they’re bringing to Washington, Wall Street and Main Street is just the start. The follow-on Generation Z is stepping on the…
    Mitch Kokai, April 16, 2019
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    Trump’s campaign war chest

    Scott Morefield of the Daily Caller highlights interesting news about campaign finances for the 2020 elections. President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign reportedly has raised over $30 million during the first quarter of 2019. The Associated Press defined the $30 million plus $10.8 million the campaign already had in…
    Mitch Kokai, April 16, 2019
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    Big-dollar liberal donor wants support for Green New Deal

    Brent Scher of the Washington Free Beacon reports on one large-scale liberal donor’s requirements for 2020 presidential candidates. The secretive Democracy Alliance donor club is hoping its nearly $300 million in political spending this cycle will result in a new political leadership willing to advance liberal ideas such…
    Mitch Kokai, April 16, 2019
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    Looking for a better bargain in higher education

    James Piereson and Naomi Schaefer Riley urge National Review Online readers to choose a “cheap” college or none at all. As the Chronicle [of Higher Education] notes, “to the company, a college degree matters mostly because it suggests that a candidate has acquired the right mix of…
    Mitch Kokai, April 16, 2019
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    Williamson plugs the division of labor

    Kevin Williamson of National Review Online asks readers to consider the importance of the division of labor. I would like you to entertain, for a moment, an idea that might sound a little eccentric, or maybe as plain and obvious as a thing can be. It is this:…
    Mitch Kokai, April 16, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online on two new appointments that give Democrats an 8-7 advantage on the N.C. Court of Appeals. The Daily Journal probes a proposal to add a financial literacy class to the N.C. high school curriculum.
    Mitch Kokai, April 16, 2019
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    Reclaiming a robust speech heritage at NC State

    The James G. Martin Center has published a look at "How NC State Became Free-Speech Friendly." Longtime friends of the John Locke Foundation know how dear this cause is to me.
    Jon Sanders, April 15, 2019