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    “HeadLocke” Covers COVID-19: Research and K-12 Schools

    The John Locke Foundation continues its coverage of the way the Coronavirus outbreak is affecting North Carolina this week in the latest episode of the “HeadLocke” podcast. In this week’s episode, host Mitch Kokai has two guests from the John Locke Foundation itself, CEO Amy Cooke, and Director of Education…
    Brenee Goforth, March 27, 2020
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    No way RNC will be canceled, says Trump

    President Trump told Fox News host Sean Hannity there is “no way” he will cancel the Republican National Convention, scheduled for August in Charlotte. Obviously the bigger concern in the Democratic National Convention, scheduled for mid-July in Milwaukee. NYT reports: Among the complicating factors are the uncertain…
    Sam Hieb, March 27, 2020
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    Rep. Walker says he will make China pay for stimulus package

    Sixth District Rep. Mark Walker—who is not running for reelection in his redrawn district, says via Twitter: China’s lack of transparency created this. Now we are asking American taxpayers to foot the bill? Not hardly! I am working on a plan to make the Communist…
    Sam Hieb, March 27, 2020
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    Leef’s latest Martin Center column highlights ‘a scholar’s lament’

    George Leef of the Martin Center focuses on one scholar’s assessment of the “breakdown” of American higher education. Professor John Ellis has served on college faculties since 1963 and is now an emeritus professor at the University of California-Santa Cruz. He has witnessed enormous changes in higher education over…
    Mitch Kokai, March 27, 2020
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    Some possible 2024 contenders differ with Trump on virus

    David Drucker of the Washington Examiner writes about the COVID-19 pandemic’s possible impact on 2024 presidential politics. Prominent Republicans eyeing a 2024 White House bid have placed themselves at the epicenter of efforts to blunt the coronavirus pandemic, with some departing from President Trump by proposing an extended…
    Mitch Kokai, March 27, 2020
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    Biden gets boost from LinkedIn boss

    Joe Schoffstall of the Washington Free Beacon highlights a major backer of the former vice president’s presidential bid. A Silicon Valley billionaire who helped rehab the image of sex offender Jeffrey Epstein is now pouring major cash into the super PAC supporting Joe Biden’s candidacy. The Unite the…
    Mitch Kokai, March 27, 2020
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    Adding a bioethicist to the coronavirus debate

    Jonathan Tobin notes at National Review Online one major omission from the federal government’s discussion of COVID-19’s impact. … [T]here is someone crucially absent in the public effort to deal with the pandemic: a bioethicist. The lack of someone who is qualified to speak specifically to the moral…
    Mitch Kokai, March 27, 2020
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    Don’t call the federal aid package stimulus

    Editors at National Review Online don’t want to see Congress’ coronavirus aid package mislabeled. What is before Congress is not a stimulus bill. We have often opposed stimulus bills in the past, considering it a mistake for the federal government to borrow money to expand a depressed economy.
    Mitch Kokai, March 27, 2020