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Mitch Kokai

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Trump’s impact on the Democrats

Mollie Hemingway of the Federalist documents several ways in which national Democrats appear to exhibit fear about Donald Trump’s presidential challenge. (1) They Changed Hillary’s Tagline In his acceptance speech at the Republican convention, Donald Trump said, My opponent asks her supporters to recite a three-word loyalty pledge. It reads: ‘I’m With Her.’ I chooseContinue Reading






Conservatives can learn from Bernie

Timothy Carney uses a Washington Examiner column to urge conservatives to separate the wheat from the chaff when considering the ideas of self-described socialist Bernie Sanders. Taxing the rich, regulating corporations, protecting abortion, expanding Social Security, Medicare and welfare. A casual observer of Bernie Sanders might think these issues are the heart of Sanders’ campaignContinue Reading






Another Clinton investigation

Richard Pollock of the Daily Caller documents the latest legal issues surrounding Bill and Hillary Clinton. IRS Commissioner John Koskinen referred congressional charges of corrupt Clinton Foundation “pay-to-play” activities to his tax agency’s exempt operations office for investigation, The Daily Caller News Foundation has learned. The request to investigate the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea ClintonContinue Reading






Obama’s role in Hillary’s current challenge

Ben Shapiro of National Review Online explains why President Obama looms large in Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton’s current White House run. Hillary Clinton is in serious trouble. She’s not in trouble because of the massive competence of Donald Trump. She’s in trouble because she is terrible at the game her husband invented: the game ofContinue Reading






The media and Trump

Jonah Goldberg describes at National Review Online the mainstream media’s complicity in Donald Trump’s rise to the top of the Republican Party’s presidential ticket. By May, Trump had already received roughly $3 billion worth of free media, thanks to ratings-hungry TV networks. CBS chief Les Moonves summarized it well at an investor conference in February:Continue Reading






New Carolina Journal Online features

Barry Smith reports for Carolina Journal Online about a Hispanic group’s fight against overcriminalization. Andy Taylor’s Daily Journal explains why China might represent a bigger threat than ISIS to America’s future.






Another reason for N.C. to consider scrapping (or at least cutting) capital gains taxes

The Tax Foundation’s Emily Potosky highlights each state’s approach to taxing capital gains. North Carolina has room to improve, especially in the Southeast. It’s lucky for N.C. policymakers that the John Locke Foundation has offered recommendations about how to improve the situation. From the Tax Foundation: At the state level, taxes on investment income varyContinue Reading






Leef laments liberals’ need to control others

George Leef’s latest Forbes column focuses on a change in focus for left-of-center partisans and politicians. In the America I grew up in, the “liberals” were content to use government coercion to confiscate people’s money so they could spend it on their panoply of social engineering and vote-buying projects. They got to compel people toContinue Reading






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