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    JLF’s Mitch Kokai Comments on Unemployment Insurance Report

    Mitch Kokai gave comments to the Winston-Salem Journal for a recent story on Unemployment Insurance (UI) in North Carolina. The story reports on the changes in UI following the Great Recession. According to the article, the state racked up $2.8 billion in debt to the U.S. Labor and Treasury…
    Brenee Goforth, June 20, 2019
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    Privacy and the social media giants

    Michael Brendan Dougherty of National Review Online describes efforts to reclaim privacy in a world dominated by social media giants. [W]e know that Facebook, Google, and other tech companies do things that are almost more insidious than responding to what we say in private. The scope of their…
    Mitch Kokai, June 20, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal Online on a Senate committee’s endorsement of the Freedom to Work bill for former criminal offenders. John Hood’s Daily Journal probes public views about government’s size.  …
    Mitch Kokai, June 20, 2019
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    Liberty Champion, Dr. Richard Bruch, named American Association of Orthopedic Surgeons’ Congressional Ambassador of the Year

    A tip of the hat to defender of health care freedom, Dr. Richard Bruch, who has been named The American Association of Orthopedic Surgeons 2020 Congressional Ambassador. Dr. Bruch was granted this honor “for his dedication to health policy initiatives at both the state and federal level to preserve the…
    Brenee Goforth, June 19, 2019
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    “What Do the [Tech] Oligarchs Have in Mind for Us?”

    Nothing good, according to Joel Kotkin! In a recent piece at Quillette, he writes: The rulers of the Valley and its Puget Sound doppelganger now account for eight of the 20 wealthiest people on the planet. Seventy percent of the 56 billionaires under 40…
    Jon Guze, June 19, 2019
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    Yes, there is a federal debt crisis

    The lack of attention given to the national debt crisis by politicians, pundits, and policymakers is always disheartening to me – and it is a crisis. Make no mistake, Republicans and Democrats are guilty of contributing to this problem. The importance of responsible government spending was…
    Jordan Roberts, June 19, 2019
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    CJ Commentary: Slowing the growth of N.C.’s criminal code

    “North Carolina’s criminal code is a muddled, archaic monstrosity,” according to JLF’s Mike Schietzelt. In his recent commentary published in Carolina Journal, Schietzelt observes the current disorganization of North Carolina’s criminal code. Schietzelt writes: And thanks to years of inattention, [criminal] laws are scattered throughout thousands of pages of the…
    Brenee Goforth, June 19, 2019
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    Can higher property taxes in Orange County save the planet?

    Could Orange County do anything to influence the world's climate, with or without resorting to higher taxes? Do the math; the answer is a clear no. But they can make things more expensive for residents.
    Jon Sanders, June 19, 2019