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The good news: North Carolina state government is better financially prepared for the coming economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic than previous economic crises.
The good news: North Carolina state government is better financially prepared for the coming economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic than previous economic crises.
 
Elizabeth Bauer explains in a Federalist column how former Vice President Joe Biden could put to rest lingering questions about his mental capacity.
Elizabeth Bauer explains in a Federalist column how former Vice President Joe Biden could put to rest lingering questions about his mental capacity.
 
The Chinese ambassador refuted his own government.
 
The coronavirus is interfering with state elections, and it could make the runoff for the Republican nominee in N.C.’s 11th U.S. Congressional District problematic.
The coronavirus is interfering with state elections, and it could make the runoff for the Republican nominee in N.C.’s 11th U.S. Congressional District problematic.
 
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told reporters that the other member nations of the G7 fully understood that China was launching a categorically false propaganda campaign claiming that the U.S. Military was responsible for bringing the coronavirus to China.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told reporters that the other member nations of the G7 fully understood that China was launching a categorically false propaganda campaign claiming that the U.S. Military was responsible for bringing the coronavirus to China.
 
College athletics is big business. And head coaches of successful teams have the salaries to prove it, particularly in football and men’s basketball.
College athletics is big business. And head coaches of successful teams have the salaries to prove it, particularly in football and men’s basketball.
 
We are starting a small garden at my home and my three-year-old son recently asked me if we could plant chicken seeds so we would have more chickens to eat.
We are starting a small garden at my home and my three-year-old son recently asked me if we could plant chicken seeds so we would have more chickens to eat.
 
The Coronavirus has everyone talking about how the government should respond, but it is important to remember that our communities can respond too.
The Coronavirus has everyone talking about how the government should respond, but it is important to remember that our communities can respond too.
 
As unemployment numbers surge, N.C. lawmakers are exchanging ideas and working on ways to provide relief to suffering residents.
As unemployment numbers surge, N.C. lawmakers are exchanging ideas and working on ways to provide relief to suffering residents.
 
The Department of Labor reported Thursday that weekly jobless claims soared to a record 3.28 million this week as businesses shut down to slow the spread of coronavirus — the most jobless claims in history and double what experts predicted just last week.
The Department of Labor reported Thursday that weekly jobless claims soared to a record 3.28 million this week as businesses shut down to slow the spread of coronavirus — the most jobless claims in history and double what experts predicted just last week.
 
Marc Caputo writes for Politico about the obstacles ahead for Democratic presidential front-runner Joe Biden.
Marc Caputo writes for Politico about the obstacles ahead for Democratic presidential front-runner Joe Biden.
 
North Carolinians laid off as a result of the coronavirus outbreak could receive benefits as early as Monday, March 30.
North Carolinians laid off as a result of the coronavirus outbreak could receive benefits as early as Monday, March 30.
 
Epidemiologist Neil Ferguson, who created the highly-cited Imperial College London coronavirus model offered a massive revision to his model on Wednesday.
Epidemiologist Neil Ferguson, who created the highly-cited Imperial College London coronavirus model offered a massive revision to his model on Wednesday.
 
We are stretched thin with domestic priorities. Is there a power vacuum?
 
Winston-Salem Journal reports six of the eight Winston-Salem City Council members are self-isolating after possible exposure to the coronavirus at a conference in Washington D.C. conference.
Winston-Salem Journal reports six of the eight Winston-Salem City Council members are self-isolating after possible exposure to the coronavirus at a conference in Washington D.C. conference.
 
David Davenport writes for the Washington Examiner about disturbing developments from the International Criminal Court.
David Davenport writes for the Washington Examiner about disturbing developments from the International Criminal Court.
 
If he can hold on to this he can win solidly in November.
If he can hold on to this he can win solidly in November.
 
According to reports, the debate among administration officials and experts on the apparent lose-lose choice facing America is resulting in some “clashes” behind the scenes between those calling for a quicker end to the mandated shutdowns and those who say doing so poses too great a risk.
According to reports, the debate among administration officials and experts on the apparent lose-lose choice facing America is resulting in some “clashes” behind the scenes between those calling for a quicker end to the mandated shutdowns and those who say doing so poses too great a risk.
 
Regulations continue to prevent advanced nurse practitioners from volunteering to care for sick or injured people in North Carolina.
Regulations continue to prevent advanced nurse practitioners from volunteering to care for sick or injured people in North Carolina.
 
John Daniel Davidson of the Federalist offers a warning to those who want the federal government to take a larger role in fighting the coronavirus pandemic.
John Daniel Davidson of the Federalist offers a warning to those who want the federal government to take a larger role in fighting the coronavirus pandemic.
 
Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams on Monday warned that the coronavirus spread in the U.S. is going to get worse this week, adding that not everyone is heeding President Trump’s recent call to hunker down for 15 days.
Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams on Monday warned that the coronavirus spread in the U.S. is going to get worse this week, adding that not everyone is heeding President Trump’s recent call to hunker down for 15 days.
 
The line outside Costco last Saturday morning wrapped from the front entrance down the entire length of the building.
The line outside Costco last Saturday morning wrapped from the front entrance down the entire length of the building.
 
North Carolina has moved into the next phase of its COVID-19 outbreak — community transmission.
North Carolina has moved into the next phase of its COVID-19 outbreak — community transmission.
 
In his recent opinion piece for Carolina Journal, Mitch Kokai illuminates the ways the government restricts the supply of health care in the United States.
In his recent opinion piece for Carolina Journal, Mitch Kokai illuminates the ways the government restricts the supply of health care in the United States.
 
On Sunday, the Department of Justice announced it had obtained a temporary restraining order against a website accused of wire fraud because it offered non-existent vaccines to combat the COVID-19 coronavirus.
On Sunday, the Department of Justice announced it had obtained a temporary restraining order against a website accused of wire fraud because it offered non-existent vaccines to combat the COVID-19 coronavirus.
 
Estimates vary. But the economic effects could last over a year.
 
Gov. Roy Cooper announced a slew of new restrictions to slow the spread of COVID-19.
 
Two counties along the Southern Border in Texas have issued “shelter-in-place” rules to stop the spread of the coronavirus.
Two counties along the Southern Border in Texas have issued “shelter-in-place” rules to stop the spread of the coronavirus.
 
In 1968, the Supreme Court handed down a landmark ruling in the case of Terry v. Ohio, which gave an additional tool to law enforcement in fighting crime.
In 1968, the Supreme Court handed down a landmark ruling in the case of Terry v. Ohio, which gave an additional tool to law enforcement in fighting crime.
 
Republican leaders in the North Carolina General Assembly are promoting the idea of sending North Carolinians a check, as a means to help us weather the economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic.
Republican leaders in the North Carolina General Assembly are promoting the idea of sending North Carolinians a check, as a means to help us weather the economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic.
 
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.
 
Few people want to spend time these days debating the finer points of constitutional law and government’s separation of powers.
Few people want to spend time these days debating the finer points of constitutional law and government’s separation of powers.
 
The problem comes when government and media advice is all over the place and particularly when the media coverage is politically biased, which is all too often.
The problem comes when government and media advice is all over the place and particularly when the media coverage is politically biased, which is all too often.
 
I agree that this is good news, especially given the fact that we are facing a pandemic.
 
While Washington politicians bicker over a massive coronavirus rescue package, North Carolina businesses and nonprofits are scrambling to help patch the economy.
While Washington politicians bicker over a massive coronavirus rescue package, North Carolina businesses and nonprofits are scrambling to help patch the economy.
 
Within the last 20 years, we have found to be covered by Due Process the right to abortion, which was so little rooted in the traditions of the American people that it was criminal for 200 years.
Within the last 20 years, we have found to be covered by Due Process the right to abortion, which was so little rooted in the traditions of the American people that it was criminal for 200 years.
 
A White House reporter has a suspected case of coronavirus, White House Correspondents’ Association (WHCA)President Jonathan Karl said in a message to the press corps that covers President Trump.
A White House reporter has a suspected case of coronavirus, White House Correspondents’ Association (WHCA)President Jonathan Karl said in a message to the press corps that covers President Trump.
 
This is not a coup or any other conspiracy fantasy. These plans safeguard civil order under a perilous situation.
This is not a coup or any other conspiracy fantasy. These plans safeguard civil order under a perilous situation.
 
John Fund of National Review Online offers a recommendation to address airlines struggling with the impact of the coronavirus.
John Fund of National Review Online offers a recommendation to address airlines struggling with the impact of the coronavirus.
 
Most of us can’t remember a time of such widespread disruption. The spread of coronavirus has wreaked havoc on the economy, on families, on how and where we work, on how we live and communicate.
Most of us can’t remember a time of such widespread disruption. The spread of coronavirus has wreaked havoc on the economy, on families, on how and where we work, on how we live and communicate.
 
As Americans enter their second full week of self-isolation over the coronavirus, President Trump declared that “we cannot let the cure be worse than the problem itself.”
As Americans enter their second full week of self-isolation over the coronavirus, President Trump declared that “we cannot let the cure be worse than the problem itself.”
 
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