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Rob Schofield

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Rob Schofield, Director of NC Policy Watch, has three decades of experience as a lawyer, lobbyist, writer and commentator. At Policy Watch, Rob writes and edits daily online commentaries and handles numerous public speaking and electronic media appearances. He also delivers a radio commentary that’s broadcast weekdays on WRAL-FM and WCHL and hosts News and Views, a weekly radio news magazine that airs on multiple stations across North Carolina.
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Americans may be badly divided, but few see the military as a place of ‘suckers’ and ‘losers’

In a time of stark political and ideological divisions in the United States, one somewhat surprising area of general accord and harmony in 2020 concerns the U.S. military. This is not to say that there aren’t many widely divergent views on the military – as to its purpose, history, funding, organization, traditions and many other aspects – but when it comes to the people who serve in the military, and the basic concept of individuals devoting themselves to protecting the nation and making it a safer place, Americans are an overwhelmingly united lot.

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More flawed, “our way or the highway” governance at the General Assembly

Substance and process both sorely lacking in COVID relief bill The North Carolina General Assembly passed what its leaders described as a COVID-19 relief package yesterday. The legislation, which bears the short title “Coronavirus Relief Act 3.0” represents an attempt to address some of the problems resulting from the health pandemic, by among other things, allocating $1 billion in federal relief dollars that the state has been banking for several months.

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