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    The Right AOC on Point: Protesters exhibit ignorance of American history

    John Locke Foundation CEO Amy Cooke, “The Right AOC,” highlights protesters’ apparent ignorance of American history. Contact Amy at [email protected] Follow her at https://www.facebook.com/TheRightAOC and https://twitter.com/TheRightAOC.
    Mitch Kokai, June 25, 2020
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    Cooper’s self-defeating mask mandate

    Here is Cooper's decision matrix. One of the squares is a clear winner for freedom and self-determination in a state that boasts of being "First In Freedom." But there's also one that offers nothing but submission to the autocrat. Guess which one Cooper chose?
    Jon Sanders, June 25, 2020
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    Winston-Salem Journal Quotes JLF’s Mitch Kokai on Economic Damage of Staying Shut Down

    Gov. Roy Cooper shared some updates to his plan to reopen the economy on Wednesday. In a story for the Winston-Salem Journal, Richard Craver reports: Gov. Roy Cooper said Wednesday that the potential Phase Three reopening of the state’s economy will be delayed more than three weeks, to at least…
    Brenee Goforth, June 25, 2020
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    State auditor report of DPI finds “significant misstatements and omissions”

    The Office of the Auditor published a financial statement audit of the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (DPI) for the year ended June 30, 2019.  The independent audit discovered that DPI financial statements contained significant misstatements and omissions. DPI “concurs with the Auditor’s finding and recommendation,” and wrote…
    Terry Stoops, June 25, 2020
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    Supply and Demand Hit: How COVID-19 Harmed Health Care

    The health care industry has taken a huge hit since the onset of coronavirus across the United States. This week, JLF’s Jordan Roberts used data from this spring and spring 2019 to determine just how much of a hit COVID-19 has started to take on hospitals throughout the country. Roberts…
    Brenee Goforth, June 25, 2020
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    Trump dragging Tillis down?

    NYT headline: Trump’s Sagging Popularity Drags Down Republican Senate Candidates And of course one of those candidates is Sen. Thom Tillis who— according to an NYT Upshot/Siena College poll of registered voters in North Carolina–is trailing Democrat challenger Cal Cunningham by 3 percentage points. The president has sagged…
    Sam Hieb, June 25, 2020
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    Gov. Cooper’s Real-World Impact: Economic Devastation For Business Owners

    The desperate plea of small business owners in North Carolina continues to go unheard by Gov. Roy Cooper, who on June 24, doubled down on prohibiting private bar owners from operating their businesses. Zack Medford of the N.C. Bar and Tavern Association reacted: The worst fears of many…
    Donna Martinez, June 25, 2020
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    A Venezuelan’s warning about toppling statues

    Monica Showalter writes at the American Thinker about one foreign-born observer’s interesting reaction to the toppling of American statues. Think it can’t happen here? It can happen here. That’s the warning from a young woman from Venezuela, who has seen the statue-topplings before – and the street renamings,…
    Mitch Kokai, June 25, 2020