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    McCarthy probes the politics of impeachment

    Andrew McCarthy of National Review Online admits early in his latest column that he believes President Trump has “committed impeachable conduct.” Nonetheless, the former federal prosecutor questions Democrats’ motives in pushing impeachment now. In explaining their thinking, Democrats say — as if this were the most natural thing…
    Mitch Kokai, January 14, 2021
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    David Bass reports for Carolina Journal Online on priorities for the new N.C. legislative session that began Wednesday. Andrew Dunn reports on North Carolina’s poor performance compared to other states in disbursing COVID-19 vaccines. Ray Nothstine’s Daily Journal explains why there’s an even more important reason than…
    Mitch Kokai, January 14, 2021
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    A Victory for Wilmington Property Owners

    The Institute for Justice recently announced: IJ clients David and Peg Schroeder are lifelong members of the Wilmington community. After retiring to the mountains, they bought a townhome in Wilmington to preserve their ties to family and friends. Being sure to purchase where vacation rentals were…
    Jon Guze, January 13, 2021
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    Will Gov. Cooper & Lt. Gov. Robinson Agree On Anything?

    Democrat Roy Cooper and Republican Mark Robinson have begun work as North Carolina’s two highest-level leaders. But the two men hold very different views of the world, as evidenced by the remarks each made when sworn into office. That will make for a fascinating four years of competing visions and…
    Donna Martinez, January 13, 2021
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    Martin Center column laments a turn against older books

    Matthew Stewart writes for the Martin Center about an effort to counteract a disturbing trend in higher education. Alan Jacobs’ new book, Breaking Bread with the Dead: A Reader’s Guide to a More Tranquil Mind, is a coaxing argument to read “old books that come from strange times.” Readers…
    Mitch Kokai, January 13, 2021
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    25th Amendment: Read Vice President Pence’s Letter To Speaker Pelosi

    Vice President Mike Pence sent the following letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021. Note the second paragraph in which Vice President Pence declines to invoke the 25th Amendment to remove President Trump from office, noting “it is not a means of punishment or usurpation.”…
    Donna Martinez, January 13, 2021
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    The wrong response to mob violence

    Christopher Bedford of the Federalist explores the political left’s attempt to turn last week’s disgusting Capitol attack for political gain. Seven months after The Atlantic declared political riots “The American Way,” and six months after Democrats shot down a Senate resolution condemning mob violence, the left appears ready…
    Mitch Kokai, January 13, 2021
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    A Democratic Senate boosts the Biden agenda

    Josh Siegel writes for the Washington Examiner about the impact of Democrats’ ability to carry a simple majority vote in the U.S. Senate. Joe Biden’s chances of implementing his campaign agenda have improved significantly with Democratic control of the Senate from winning the Georgia runoffs, boosting the odds…
    Mitch Kokai, January 13, 2021