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    Senate Approves Tax Relief Bill

    Pop quiz: Should decisions about how the money you earn is spent be decided by: A) You and your loved ones in kitchen table conversations, or B) In committee meetings in Raleigh by self-interested politicians who have never met you That question is at the heart of every debate about…
    Brian Balfour, June 10, 2021
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    Obama’s Unsurprising Embrace of Critical Race Theory

    Jack Cashill writes at the American Thinker about the 44th president’s support for a dangerous ideology. In an interview with Anderson Cooper that aired Monday on CNN, Barack Obama showed once again how well he has mastered the art of sanctimony. “You would think with all the public…
    Mitch Kokai, June 10, 2021
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    California Ruling Gives Supreme Court Good Reason to Address Gun Rights

    Mark Overstreet explains in a Federalist column how a recent court ruling from California could have an impact on Second Amendment law. Last week, in Miller v. Bonta, U.S. District Court Judge Roger Benitez struck down California’s ban on so-called “assault weapons,” such as the ubiquitous AR-15, as…
    Mitch Kokai, June 10, 2021
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    Left’s Attacks Help Manchin, Sinema at Home

    James Antle of the Washington Examiner probes the political impact of recent criticism aimed at two Democratic U.S. senators. Sens. Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema have emerged as the two most sought-after votes in the Senate, shoring up their centrist credentials at home and their power in Washington…
    Mitch Kokai, June 10, 2021
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    Left-Wing Group Pushing for ‘Third Reconstruction’

    Joseph Simonson of the Washington Free Beacon highlights a disturbing new left-wing campaign. A left-wing advocacy group funded by George Soros and backed by 30 House Democrats is planning a yearlong campaign for a “Third Reconstruction” that includes abolishing ICE, expanding welfare for illegal immigrants, and removing criminal…
    Mitch Kokai, June 10, 2021
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    1619 Project Inspires Attack on Second Amendment

    David Harsanyi of National Review Online exposes a misguided attempt to rewrite the history of American gun rights. Left-wing academic Carol Anderson’s new book, The Second: Race and Guns in a Fatally Unequal America, is all over the news. “The Second Amendment is not about guns — it’s…
    Mitch Kokai, June 10, 2021
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    New Carolina Journal Online Features

    Carolina Journal Online reports on the 36-14 state Senate vote to approve a tax reform package. Ray Nothstine’s CJ Opinion highlights Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson’s recognition that politics can’t solve spiritual and cultural problems.
    Mitch Kokai, June 10, 2021
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    Testimony in Favor of Bill Returning Absentee Ballot Deadline to Election Day

    I spoke today at the General Assembly in favor of S326, entitled “Election Day Integrity Act.” The bill would return the deadline for county boards of election to receive absentee-by-mail ballots to 5:00 PM on election day. The deadline over the past decade has been three…
    Andy Jackson, June 9, 2021