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    Christians and Black Lives Matter

    Joshua Lawson of the Federalist ponders churches’ responses to recent protests that have sparked riots and looting across the country. As churches across America restart in-person services, Christians and their pastors are feeling the heat. The “heat,” however, is not from the lack of air conditioning in the…
    Mitch Kokai, June 25, 2020
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    Trump might have a ‘Biden problem’

    James Antle of the Washington Examiner explains why former Vice President Joe Biden presents a different challenge for President Trump than the one he faced in 2016. Presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden may not be moving much, but he’s proving a tougher target for President Trump than his…
    Mitch Kokai, June 25, 2020
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    NYT chooses partisanship over objectivity

    Andrew Stiles of the Washington Free Beacon highlights the New York Times‘ decision to abandon basic journalistic principles. The New York Times continues to shake up its editorial page after the resignation of James Bennet, the opinion editor who angered many of his former colleagues by publishing an…
    Mitch Kokai, June 25, 2020
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    History versus ‘moral’ history

    Dan McLaughlin writes for National Review Online about problems associated with so-called “moral” history. Here is something Congresswoman Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez said this week: “Latinos are black. . . . We have to have conversations around ‘colorism,’ and we have to have conversations around the African and indigenous roots…
    Mitch Kokai, June 25, 2020
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello and Kari Travis report for Carolina Journal Online on the N.C. House’s unsuccessful vote to override the governor’s veto of a bill to reopen N.C. gyms and bars. Amy Cooke’s Daily Journal contrasts mob rule with the rule of law.
    Mitch Kokai, June 25, 2020
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    Hospitals must disclose prices, judge rules

    A federal judge ruled the Department of Health and Human Services’ rule to force hospitals to disclose their negotiated prices with insurers was legal. The rule, introduced last November, was quickly challenged in court by America’s powerful hospital lobby. Michael Brady of Modern Healthcare reported: During …
    Jordan Roberts, June 24, 2020
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    UNC economist Zelder sees ‘remarkably encouraging’ coronavirus news

    UNC-Chapel Hill economist Martin Zelder submits the following column: NORTH CAROLINA’S REMARKABLY ENCOURAGING CORONAVIRUS SITUATION Coronavirus numbers are everywhere you look, and the source of anxiety. Some numbers — like the total number of recorded cases since the start of the epidemic — must, by their very definition, grow…
    Mitch Kokai, June 24, 2020
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    Martin Center column probes American universities’ leading role in research

    John Staddon writes for the Martin Center about American universities’ longstanding leadership in scientific research. Miguel Urquiola is professor and chair of the department of economics at Columbia University. His special field is education and his book Markets, Minds, and Money: Why America Leads the World in University Research…
    Mitch Kokai, June 24, 2020