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    Charlotte City Council rejects four-year terms

    Charlotte Observer reports the City Council rejected a proposal for four-year terms by a 7-3 vote. What’s interesting is the reasoning behind some council members’ ‘no’ vote: Council member LaWana Mayfield said council members need more time between elections. “This is not a part-time job,” said Mayfield, who also…
    Sam Hieb, February 12, 2019
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    Federal court sees discrimination against Christian student groups

    Nicole Russell writes for the Federalist about a recent court ruling in favor of First Amendment rights on a flagship public university campus. On Wednesday, a federal court ruled that the University of Iowa had illegally targeted religious groups for requiring their leaders to follow their faith. As…
    Mitch Kokai, February 12, 2019
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    The Green New Deal’s prospects on Capitol Hill

    Susan Ferrechio of the Washington Examiner looks into the political path for the proposed Green New Deal. Sixty-seven House Democrats have signed onto the “Green New Deal” resolution offered by rising star Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and they’re all pushing for a vote on the House floor. But it’s…
    Mitch Kokai, February 12, 2019
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    A warning from a former Supreme Court justice

    Kevin Daley of the Daily Caller highlights the latest comments from the U.S. Supreme Court’s most recent retiree. Retired Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy warned university students that democracy is endangered by the decline of free and open civic debate. “We have a social framework of decency that…
    Mitch Kokai, February 12, 2019
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    A socialist U.S. president?

    Jay Cost of National Review Online ponders the prospects. Has the socialist moment finally arrived in the United States? Increasingly, the Democratic party seems to think so. Capitalism has had a nice run for the past couple hundred years, but now it is time to let the technocrats…
    Mitch Kokai, February 12, 2019
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    The Green New Deal as ‘Sandy’s War’

    Kevin Williamson of National Review Online labels the Green New Deal as Sandy’s War. Sandy is the nickname U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez used before she became a famous politician. [T]he call for a World War II–level national deployment in the service of an old, tired, hackneyed, shopworn Democrat-socialist…
    Mitch Kokai, February 12, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal Online that scheduling a special election for North Carolina’s 3rd Congressional District could be tricky. Dan Way reports on the field of candidates who could run to replace the late Walter Jones in the 3rd District. The Daily Journal explains why…
    Mitch Kokai, February 12, 2019
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    Reminder: A monopoly’s idea of efficient is MUCH different from a consumer’s

    To a monopoly, efficient and effective services are what give it the highest revenue. Not what serves the consuming public or local vendors' interests. That's why the North Carolina Constitution states that "monopolies are contrary to the genius of a free state."
    Jon Sanders, February 11, 2019