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    Besty DeVos’ Department of Education is investigating systemic racism at Princeton

    In an announcement sent on Wednesday to Princeton’s President, Christopher L. Eisgruber, DOE explained that the investigation had been triggered by an open letter that he sent to the university community on 9/2. From the DOE announcement: Since you became President in 2013, and in exchange…
    Jon Guze, September 18, 2020
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    Martin Center column criticizes university censorship

    Zach Greenberg writes for the Martin Center about a disturbing aspect of university policies toward students’ online presence. In 1980, Apple founder Steve Jobs called the computer “a bicycle for our minds.” Today, the advent of smartphones gives individuals the power to share images instantaneously with the rest of…
    Mitch Kokai, September 18, 2020
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    Biden moves left of Obama on key policies

    Nihal Krishan of the Washington Examiner highlights Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden’s leftward drift on key policy positions. Despite his history as a centrist, Joe Biden has moved further to the left than President Barack Obama and previous Democrats when it comes to his spending policies, economists say.
    Mitch Kokai, September 18, 2020
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    Tallying the costs of nationwide protests

    Alex Nester reports for the Washington Free Beacon on costs associated with recent nationwide protests. What mainstream media outlets have dubbed as “mostly peaceful protests” caused up to $2 billion in property damage in the first two weeks of protests alone, Axios reported Wednesday. The report found that…
    Mitch Kokai, September 18, 2020
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    Biblical illiteracy and the declining humanities

    Luther Ray Abel writes for National Review Online about a problem plaguing a pillar of higher education. I attend a well-to-do liberal-arts school in the Midwest. The professors are wonderful and the classmates impressive. However, I find myself consistently pained by one thing: Many have little to no…
    Mitch Kokai, September 18, 2020
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    Fed failure in the forecast

    Ramesh Ponnuru of National Review Online highlights a problem linked to recent Federal Reserve projections. The Federal Reserve has since 2012 explicitly, and for longer than that all but explicitly, said that it is aiming for a target rate of 2 percent annual inflation, as measured by the…
    Mitch Kokai, September 18, 2020
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    A judge has approved a courtroom deal that could lead to billions of dollars in new spending on N.C. public schools in the years ahead. Terry Stoops analyzes this latest development in the long-running Leandro school funding lawsuit for the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio.
    Mitch Kokai, September 18, 2020
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    NCGA’s Budget Prevents Exploding Debt, Protects Scholarships

    North Carolina recently passed the “Coronavirus Relief Act 3.0” with Gov. Roy Cooper’s signature, but it is clear from what happened that the governor did not so much approve of the budget and that he begrudgingly signed it. As JLF’s Joe Coletti writes in his research brief this week: Just…
    Brenee Goforth, September 18, 2020