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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Kari Travis reports for Carolina Journal Online on nontraditional colleges and learning methods. John Hood’s Daily Journal highlights the link between economic growth and workers’ pay.
    Mitch Kokai, February 11, 2019
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    North Carolina’s extensive alcohol regulations: examples

    Last week I wrote about how heavily involved the State of North Carolina is in controlling the distribution and sale of alcoholic beverages here. Here’s an example. This is a paragraph from Jon Guze’s Spotlight report on the “maze of alcohol rules” in North Carolina: Forty-three…
    Jon Sanders, February 8, 2019
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    Winston-Salem children’s museum–$30 million

    Scanning the headlines this morning, looking for blogable material, I came across this headline in the Winston-Salem Journal: Forsyth County commissioners moving toward vote on paying for Kaleideum project Not exactly earth-shattering news, I think to myself, because how much can a children’s museum cost? Well: The Forsyth County…
    Sam Hieb, February 8, 2019
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    Media skepticism absent amid Gov. Cooper’s empty boasts

    It'd be nice if our media wouldn't set their skepticism aside when it comes to climate cronyism. (You'd think this particular governor would have earned some skepticism from media when it comes to using environmental issues to promote cronyism.)
    Jon Sanders, February 8, 2019
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    Daily Journal, “Enough is enough: It’s time to wake up and reform the way North Carolina controls liquor”

    Carolina Journal‘s John Trump explains why ABC reform is important to North Carolina: North Carolina is a great place to work, live, do business. To worship, to study, and to raise a family. For myriad reasons, chief among them an indelible spirit to create and to prosper. Unless, in the…
    Anna Manning, February 8, 2019
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    The Green New Deal

    With AOC’s Green New Deal proposing to completely makeover American society with the purpose of fighting climate change (at untold cost both monetarily and to individual liberty) there seems to be an obvious question that I have yet to hear asked. If implemented as proposed, by how much will global…
    Roy Cordato, February 8, 2019
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    Martin Center column weighs costs, benefits of college for entrepreneurs

    Michael McGrady writes for the Martin Center about the calculations an entrepreneur should make about whether to attend college. Launching a business is always a risk. And for young entrepreneurs, their path to success isn’t clear. But the long-debated question of whether an individual should jump right into running…
    Mitch Kokai, February 8, 2019
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    Cruz labels himself ‘noninterventionist hawk’

    Adam Kredo of the Washington Free Beacon reports on U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz’s latest foreign policy pronouncements. Describing himself as a “non-interventionist hawk,” Sen. Ted Cruz (R., Texas) delivered a wide-ranging foreign policy speech on Wednesday in which he advocated in favor of a U.S. policy toward Iran…
    Mitch Kokai, February 8, 2019