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    House Tax Proposal Deals More With Revenge Than Revenue

    Editors at National Review Online critique the latest tax proposal from U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her Democratic colleagues. House Democrats have put forward a worst-of-both-worlds tax proposal: punishing enough to do real damage to the U.S. economy and individual households, but not nearly enough to pay…
    Mitch Kokai, September 16, 2021
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    New Carolina Journal Online Features

    Carolina Journal Online reports on the General Assembly finalizing a bill blocking the state attorney general from taking part in collusive lawsuit settlements. Ray Nothstine’s CJ Opinion explains why Gov. Roy Cooper’s most recent veto shows that he’s “all in” for support of Critical Race Theory.
    Mitch Kokai, September 16, 2021
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    Testimony to Joint Redistricting Committee Hearing in Rocky Mount

    Below is my prepared testimony at a joint meeting of the North Carolina House and Senate Redistricting Committees in Rocky Mount on September 15: Senators and Representatives: I am Andy Jackson from neighboring Wake County. I am with the John Locke Foundation. Thank you for setting up this hearing and…
    Andy Jackson, September 15, 2021
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    UNC Moves to an All-Funds Budget

    Focus on costs beyond tuition Tuition and fees in the UNC System make up only one-third of the total cost of attending a UNC university, according to today’s UNC Board of Governor’s Committee on Budget and Finance meeting.  On-campus living and dining increased significantly more than tuition in recent…
    Paige Terryberry, September 15, 2021
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    Martin Center Column Questions Free-Speech ‘Dogma’

    Sumantra Maitra writes for the Martin Center about the debate surrounding free speech. “My most ‘illiberal’ claim is that all societies necessarily have standards. Even the freest of speech regimes has limits.” This is the claim of Michael Knowles in Speechless: Controlling Words, Controlling Minds, a fascinating new book…
    Mitch Kokai, September 15, 2021
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    The Pandemic’s Major Impact on Working Women

    Paula Rinehart writes at the Federalist about an interesting response to the COVID-19 pandemic among women. A surprising number of women are responding to lockdowns in an unanticipated way: trading their jobs for more time at home. In September 2020 alone, more than 800,000 women left the workforce.
    Mitch Kokai, September 15, 2021
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    AOC sends ‘Tax the Rich’ message while hanging out with millionaires, billionaires

    Tiana Lowe of the Washington Examiner reports the latest silliness from the wrong AOC. In the best of times, the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s annual Costume Institute Gala is a garish affair of elite naval-gazing. Now that the Met has ended its half-century-long custom of offering “suggested” ticket…
    Mitch Kokai, September 15, 2021
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    Washington School Rejects Red, White, and Blue

    Karl Salzmann reports for the Washington Free Beacon on a disappointing decision from a school in Washington state. Administrators at a Washington state high school canceled a student-led plan to wear red, white, and blue at a football game in commemoration of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Seattle radio…
    Mitch Kokai, September 15, 2021