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    Giving North Carolinian’s more healthcare choices: Part 4

    Welcome to the fourth, and final, installment of my “healthcare freedom” blog series I have done this week. The inspiration came from a federal report that recommended reforms that states could make to increase choice, freedom, and competition in the healthcare sector. Each…
    Jordan Roberts, December 7, 2018
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    Martin Center column focuses on professors and diversity

    John Rosenberg writes for the Martin Center about college professors’ role in promoting diversity. Ever since Justice Powell’s lone opinion in Bakke allowed the camel’s nose of “diversity” under the anti-discrimination tent, controversy has raged over preferential treatment awarded to college applicants of certain races. Just as hurricanes often…
    Mitch Kokai, December 7, 2018
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    Civility Takes Another Hit

    Not even the death of a president can break the ugly cycle for those tightly moored to their mocking of others. While many pundits and network commentators spoke of sharp contrasts in the tone, conviviality, and respect for the media between the 41st and 45th presidents, some conservative figures…
    Donna Martinez, December 7, 2018
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    Taking Ocasio-Cortez seriously

    Jesse Kelly writes for the Federalist that conservatives would be unwise to treat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez solely as an object of ridicule. Earlier this week, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez put up a tweet so mind-numbingly stupid that simply calling it “factually incorrect” would be an insult to the word “incorrect.” As…
    Mitch Kokai, December 7, 2018
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    About that era of greater civility

    Philip Wegmann of the Washington Examiner offers a history lesson for those who decry today’s political incivility. Obama and Clinton certainly weren’t sinless when they squared off during the 2008 Democratic primary. He said, “She’ll say anything and change nothing.” She said he was an empty suit full…
    Mitch Kokai, December 7, 2018
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    Hanson decries a ‘perpetual presidency’

    Victor Davis Hanson of National Review Online takes note of former President Barack Obama’s response to his successor’s administration. Obama’s charges are paradoxical. On one hand, Obama seems to believe that he, rather than Trump, should be credited with the current economic boom and the emergence of the…
    Mitch Kokai, December 7, 2018
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    Bush and the world order

    Yuval Levin devotes a National Review Online column to placing George H.W. Bush’s life in context. In the wake of this weekend’s sad news, many have noted that George H.W. Bush strikes us now as a figure from another era. Bush’s career spanned that era, and his death…
    Mitch Kokai, December 7, 2018
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    The Tar Heel State will continue to play a role as a national political battleground in 2020. That’s a key finding from the latest Civitas poll. Rick Henderson dissects the poll’s findings for the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Dan Way analyzes State Treasurer Dale Folwell’s…
    Mitch Kokai, December 7, 2018