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It’s clear that a lot of Americans wish Trump wouldn’t tweet so much. And for good reason.
 
Public schools are supposed to begin the new year about 75 days from now, so I asked two teachers what to expect.
Public schools are supposed to begin the new year about 75 days from now, so I asked two teachers what to expect.
 
The N.C. Senate Committee on Commerce and Insurance on Tuesday, May 26, approved duplicate amendments to a pair of bills revising state alcohol laws as they apply to outdoor seating in restaurants.
The N.C. Senate Committee on Commerce and Insurance on Tuesday, May 26, approved duplicate amendments to a pair of bills revising state alcohol laws as they apply to outdoor seating in restaurants.
 
We will offer this allotment of three with more to come; some old, most new, but all quite informative, and, moreover, necessary to understanding that in North Carolina, there is a wiser path to govern ourselves and our People.
We will offer this allotment of three with more to come; some old, most new, but all quite informative, and, moreover, necessary to understanding that in North Carolina, there is a wiser path to govern ourselves and our People.
 
Even though Harvard won the first round in its battle with Students for Fair Admissions, a case challenging the university’s affirmative action policy, the judge did not address the deep and difficult issues that racial preferences involve.
Even though Harvard won the first round in its battle with Students for Fair Admissions, a case challenging the university’s affirmative action policy, the judge did not address the deep and difficult issues that racial preferences involve.
 
Republican lawmakers filed legislation to ban mail-only elections and tighten oversight for voting by absentee ballot.
 
N.C. Senate leaders say they value government transparency — especially given the COVID-19 pandemic.
N.C. Senate leaders say they value government transparency — especially given the COVID-19 pandemic.
 
It will help the economy recover.
 
Lisa Beilfuss‘ cover story for the latest Barron’s focuses on the challenges facing American small businesses in the pandemic’s wake.
Lisa Beilfuss‘ cover story for the latest Barron’s focuses on the challenges facing American small businesses in the pandemic’s wake.
 
The World Health Organization has stopped research into hydroxychloroquine, an anti-malarial drug touted by President Donald Trump, as a potential treatment for Covid-19.
The World Health Organization has stopped research into hydroxychloroquine, an anti-malarial drug touted by President Donald Trump, as a potential treatment for Covid-19.
 
In a recent piece published in The American Spectator, I made the case that despite an abundance of spending on civic education in public schools, the government is failing in this endeavor.
In a recent piece published in The American Spectator, I made the case that despite an abundance of spending on civic education in public schools, the government is failing in this endeavor.
 
To what extent should blame be meeted out for the Coronavirus Crisis that is such rich political plunder for the Democratic Socialists?
To what extent should blame be meeted out for the Coronavirus Crisis that is such rich political plunder for the Democratic Socialists?
 
A handful of House Republicans have introduced a series of bills to limit the governor’s powers in a state of emergency, a move that’s likely to further divide politics in Raleigh, political scientists say.
A handful of House Republicans have introduced a series of bills to limit the governor’s powers in a state of emergency, a move that’s likely to further divide politics in Raleigh, political scientists say.
 
French intelligence officials reportedly warned in 2004 that building a Biosafety Level 4 (BSL-4) laboratory in Wuhan, China, could lead to a devastating outbreak because of China’s reputation for having poor biosecurity at its labs.
French intelligence officials reportedly warned in 2004 that building a Biosafety Level 4 (BSL-4) laboratory in Wuhan, China, could lead to a devastating outbreak because of China’s reputation for having poor biosecurity at its labs.
 
The Republicans are suing Newsom on mail-in ballots.
 
The handling of the so called Corona Virus Pandemic to date is an example of extreme bad judgment in generating estimates of future contagious conditions, the severity of the virus and has trashed the Constitution of the United States.
The handling of the so called Corona Virus Pandemic to date is an example of extreme bad judgment in generating estimates of future contagious conditions, the severity of the virus and has trashed the Constitution of the United States.
 
It might make sense if recent events had convinced best-selling author Matt Ridley to shed the nickname tied to his most famous book.
It might make sense if recent events had convinced best-selling author Matt Ridley to shed the nickname tied to his most famous book.
 
In 1944, thirty years before she wrote Atlas Shrugged, Ayn Rand penned a short essay that was published in Readers Digest.
In 1944, thirty years before she wrote Atlas Shrugged, Ayn Rand penned a short essay that was published in Readers Digest.
 
President Donald Trump visited the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery early Monday before traveling to give a public address at Fort McHenry in Baltimore, where he praised the sacrifices of veterans throughout history.
President Donald Trump visited the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery early Monday before traveling to give a public address at Fort McHenry in Baltimore, where he praised the sacrifices of veterans throughout history.
 
Though we are in the midst of a global pandemic, it's important that we take the time today to remember all of the veterans who gave their lives for America.
Though we are in the midst of a global pandemic, it's important that we take the time today to remember all of the veterans who gave their lives for America.
 
Ryan Streeter and David Wilde explain at Real Clear Policy why response to the COVID-19 pandemic requires a strong civil society.
Ryan Streeter and David Wilde explain at Real Clear Policy why response to the COVID-19 pandemic requires a strong civil society.
 
It’s not difficult to find bad policy examples from government-enacted lockdowns due to coronavirus, yet virtually none are worse than the idea of the federal government bailing out the states.
It’s not difficult to find bad policy examples from government-enacted lockdowns due to coronavirus, yet virtually none are worse than the idea of the federal government bailing out the states.
 
Among the silver linings of last year's "Republican ballot harvesting" investigation is that it exposed the California Blueprint for how Democrats can sweep North Carolina this November.
Among the silver linings of last year's "Republican ballot harvesting" investigation is that it exposed the California Blueprint for how Democrats can sweep North Carolina this November.
 
President Donald Trump flummoxed officials in Charlotte while taking a partisan swipe at Gov. Roy Cooper by suggesting the Republican National Convention may skip past North Carolina.
President Donald Trump flummoxed officials in Charlotte while taking a partisan swipe at Gov. Roy Cooper by suggesting the Republican National Convention may skip past North Carolina.
 
Thousands of churches across the nation — Catholic, Lutheran, nondenominational, and more — are saying no to governors still curtailing Americans’ First Amendment rights under the guise of “safety.”
Thousands of churches across the nation — Catholic, Lutheran, nondenominational, and more — are saying no to governors still curtailing Americans’ First Amendment rights under the guise of “safety.”
 
Thank goodness police were able to stop this suspect before he could kill any churchgoers!
 
Paul Kupiec of the American Enterprise Institute compares our current economic conditions to those in societies some left-wing partisans want to emulate.
Paul Kupiec of the American Enterprise Institute compares our current economic conditions to those in societies some left-wing partisans want to emulate.
 
The American economy is deteriorating “with alarming speed,” Federal Reserve Chair Jerome H. Powell said recently, signaling that the government’s response to COVID-19 put people in a difficult financial situation.
The American economy is deteriorating “with alarming speed,” Federal Reserve Chair Jerome H. Powell said recently, signaling that the government’s response to COVID-19 put people in a difficult financial situation.
 
It's just not about summer.
 
The N.C. Craft Brewers Guild is among those, including Carolina Journal, seeking clarification from Gov. Roy Cooper about the fate of breweries, wineries, and distilleries.
The N.C. Craft Brewers Guild is among those, including Carolina Journal, seeking clarification from Gov. Roy Cooper about the fate of breweries, wineries, and distilleries.
 
On Sunday, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi offered an apparent warning to politicians in the United States who “attack and slander China” over COVID-19, and are “costing … lives,” and “pushing our two countries to the brink of a new Cold War.”
On Sunday, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi offered an apparent warning to politicians in the United States who “attack and slander China” over COVID-19, and are “costing … lives,” and “pushing our two countries to the brink of a new Cold War.”
 
He’s refusing to enforce an “order” that includes people comply with clearly unconstitutional edicts—whether a judge says they’re unconstitutional or not.
He’s refusing to enforce an “order” that includes people comply with clearly unconstitutional edicts—whether a judge says they’re unconstitutional or not.
 
A group of military veterans out of Mount Airy, N.C., made a video to bestow a funeral honor guard upon departed service members who are unable to receive one due to the novel coronavirus outbreak.
A group of military veterans out of Mount Airy, N.C., made a video to bestow a funeral honor guard upon departed service members who are unable to receive one due to the novel coronavirus outbreak.
 
Gov. Roy Cooper is expected to announce at 5 p.m. Wednesday the state can enter Phase Two of COVID-19 reopening Friday, May 22.
Gov. Roy Cooper is expected to announce at 5 p.m. Wednesday the state can enter Phase Two of COVID-19 reopening Friday, May 22.
 
When I worked in Congressman Gene Taylor’s Gulfport, Miss. district office, and helped out with veteran affairs casework, I came across a thick file in one of the cabinets about Roy Mitchell Wheat from Moselle, Mississippi.
When I worked in Congressman Gene Taylor’s Gulfport, Miss. district office, and helped out with veteran affairs casework, I came across a thick file in one of the cabinets about Roy Mitchell Wheat from Moselle, Mississippi.
 
A new documentary claims convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein paid his young female victims to find him new victims.
 
Jens and Uwe Kruger, with bandmate Joel Landsberg, are three of the best string musicians on the planet.
Jens and Uwe Kruger, with bandmate Joel Landsberg, are three of the best string musicians on the planet.
 
One of my favorite quotes is by Benjamin Rush, who once shared his thoughts on Patriotism as a moral and religious duty.
One of my favorite quotes is by Benjamin Rush, who once shared his thoughts on Patriotism as a moral and religious duty.
 
Veterans Day is a day when we pay special tribute to all of those who have served in our armed forces, and their families.
Veterans Day is a day when we pay special tribute to all of those who have served in our armed forces, and their families.
 
Jeff Brooks was watching the governor in a news conference. Brooks, who owns a gym in Onslow County, immediately realized he was in trouble.
Jeff Brooks was watching the governor in a news conference. Brooks, who owns a gym in Onslow County, immediately realized he was in trouble.
 
In response to China’s aggressive move to impose a new national security law on Hong Kong that would further the Chinese Communist Party’s control, the Trump administration is now publicly threatening to impose economic sanctions on both Hong Kong and China.
In response to China’s aggressive move to impose a new national security law on Hong Kong that would further the Chinese Communist Party’s control, the Trump administration is now publicly threatening to impose economic sanctions on both Hong Kong and China.
 
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