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    How many COVID-19 changes will become permanent?

    Victor Davis Hanson ponders at National Review Online the COVID-19 pandemic’s long-term impact on the ways Americans live their lives. The coronavirus, widespread quarantines, an unprecedented self-induced recession, and unchecked rioting, looting, and protesting — all in a presidential-election year — are radically disrupting American habits and behavior.
    Mitch Kokai, October 23, 2020
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    National Review questions government’s case against Google

    Editors at National Review Online explore the federal government’s antitrust action against Google. The Trump administration’s lawsuit against Google doesn’t live up to the hype. Early reports suggested a bipartisan group of state attorneys general might join together with the feds and demand the company’s breakup. Instead, the…
    Mitch Kokai, October 23, 2020
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    The debate about COVID-19 policies features plenty of data. It’s not always clear that the data points tell an accurate story. Jon Sanders explains why during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Joseph Coletti explains how popular Democratic policies — Medicaid expansion, an end to…
    Mitch Kokai, October 23, 2020
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Kari Travis reports for Carolina Journal Online what N.C. voters are likely to learn about final election results on Nov. 3. Terry Stoops’ Daily Journal examines N.C. public school enrollment losses.
    Mitch Kokai, October 23, 2020
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    The Right AOC on Point: New study debunks N.C. Medicaid expansion cost myths

    John Locke Foundation CEO Amy Cooke, “The Right AOC,” highlights a new JLF study that spells out potential Medicaid expansion costs for North Carolina. Contact Amy at [email protected] Follow her at https://www.facebook.com/TheRightAOC and https://twitter.com/TheRightAOC.
    Mitch Kokai, October 22, 2020
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    North Carolina is a focus of teacher union political spending

    The incomparable Mike Antonucci outlines National Education Association and American Federation for Teachers spending on the 2020 elections. As of Sept. 30, the NEA Advocacy Fund had spent $13.6 million of its $21.5 million war chest. The money went to ad buys, donations to other super PACS and independent…
    Terry Stoops, October 22, 2020
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    Trump stands out for what he hasn’t done

    Mollie Hemingway of the Federalist points to one form or inaction from President Trump as a key reason to support his re-election. Foreign leaders across the world have treated the coronavirus as an opportunity for unprecedented power grabs. China and South Korea track their citizens digitally. Israel suspended…
    Mitch Kokai, October 22, 2020
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    Rebutting the notion of Biden as centrist

    James Antle of the Washington Examiner probes a key element of Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s appeal. Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s new openness to liberal priorities such as eliminating the legislative filibuster and packing the Supreme Court raise fresh questions about how durable his centrism and institutionalism…
    Mitch Kokai, October 22, 2020