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    Teacher calls retiring senator Tillman a “d-bag”

    State Sen. Jerry Tillman announced his retirement yesterday. Several teachers, presumably taking a break from preparations for the upcoming school year, expressed their opinions about Sen. Tillman on a popular Facebook group page.  None of the posts were more grotesque that the exchange screenshotted below.
    Terry Stoops, June 26, 2020
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    COVID-19’s impact on global drug use

    Anna Giaritelli of the Washington Examiner highlights the coronavirus pandemic’s potential impact on drug use worldwide. Illicit drug use shot up 30% worldwide over the past decade and is expected to rise further this year as more people cope with the coronavirus pandemic by turning to substances, according…
    Mitch Kokai, June 26, 2020
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    How 20th-century Democratic presidents might fare in today’s ‘cancel culture’

    Andrew Stiles of the Washington Free Beacon highlights an interesting aspect of today’s left-of-center political standards. Unfortunately for Democratic leaders who are not currently alive or holding office, the cancellation brigades are on the offensive. There’s a decent chance that by the time 2020 draws to a close,…
    Mitch Kokai, June 26, 2020
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    The 2020 election as a ‘contest of the angry’

    Victor Davis Hanson of National Review Online explores key factors that will decide the outcome of this fall’s presidential election. The old 2020 election was supposed to be about many familiar issues. It is not anymore. Up until now, the candidates themselves would supposedly be the story in…
    Mitch Kokai, June 26, 2020
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    A plea to protect the Emancipation Memorial

    Jack Butler explains at National Review Online why one particular D.C. statue deserves to be spared by the mob. In a quiet, tree-lined area about a mile from the U.S. Capitol building, a statue has stood since 1876. Unveiled eleven years after Abraham Lincoln’s death, it depicts the…
    Mitch Kokai, June 26, 2020
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    Nearly Every Health Care Specialty Has Taken A Hit During COVID-19

    Jordan Roberts wrote a two-part series this week on the impact COVID-19 has had on the supply and demand of health care. In part one, Roberts discussed how this affected hospitals. But it has not just affected hospitals, COVID-19 has severely affected non-hospital providers even more. In part two,…
    Brenee Goforth, June 26, 2020
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    Legal action has shined a spotlight on a controversy involving a multimillion-dollar N.C. Medicaid contract. Donald van der Vaart analyzes the controversy on the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Joseph Coletti explains why he believes Gov. Roy Cooper’s approach to post-COVID-19 budget issues has been…
    Mitch Kokai, June 26, 2020
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Kari Travis reports for Carolina Journal Online on a watered-down patient visitation bill. John Trump’s Daily Journal labels Gov. Roy Cooper’s response to the pandemic inconsistent aand unacceptable.
    Mitch Kokai, June 26, 2020