Category Archives: Elections

Don’t Count Millennials Out

  It’s election day for Raleigh. And by this time, you’ve certainly heard a lot of talk about the future of our city. You’ve heard about vibrancy. You’ve heard about regulation. You’ve heard about resident complaints. No doubt, you’ve heard more than you wanted to. (And if you haven’t, then you’re either not from aroundContinue Reading

Dispatches from the trail, October 6, 2015

• It’s Election Day in a handful of N.C. cities (see full list here). Be sure to vote if you’re eligible. • Freshman U.S. Rep. Mark Walker, R-6th District, will face a familiar opponent in next year’s GOP primary. Kenn Kopf, a Kernersville lawyer and retired Air Force JAG Corps attorney, will oppose Walker onceContinue Reading

Super PACs not always so super

James Antle writes in a column at the Washington Examiner website that the super PAC hasn’t turned out to be as helpful for some candidates as they might have hoped. Unlike the formal presidential campaigns, super PACs can raise bottomless amounts of money and there is no cap on individual contributions. They can’t give moneyContinue Reading

What other GOP candidates can learn from Trump

Rich Lowry and Ramesh Ponnuru are no fans of a potential Donald Trump presidency. But the two conservative writers devote a National Review essay to Trump’s appeal and the lessons other Republican presidential candidates can learn from Trump. But while Trump is not a conservative and does not deserve conservatives’ support, Republicans can nonetheless learnContinue Reading

‘Drunk Town’ campaign latest instance of central planning confusion

If you live near the Triangle and watch commercial television (or subscribe to the News & Observer), you’ve probably noticed the rather comical “drunk town” commercials and print ads orchestrated by Democratic political pollster Dean Debnam (co-founder of Public Policy Polling) attacking candidates for City Council who want downtown Raleigh to be a vibrant, energetic,Continue Reading

A critique of the Obama Justice Department

The latest issue of Hillsdale College’s Imprimis features former Bush administration Attorney General Michael Mukasey‘s take on his successors in the current federal government. I’m regretful to have to add that in a country where honesty, fairness, and safety are so strongly influenced by one department of government, over the past six years—largely because ofContinue Reading

This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

A recent Carolina Journal cover story has prompted a national group representing federal prosecutors to seek an investigation from U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch. It’s a story involving murderous gang members, death threats, and a politically appointed U.S. attorney’s questionable actions. Rick Henderson shares details during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. John HoodContinue Reading

New Carolina Journal Online features

This week’s Carolina Journal Online Friday interview features a conversation with author and blogger Ed Morrissey about progressives’ double standard when it comes to wealthy politicians. The Daily Journal chides national news outlets for focusing on trivia when questioning potential Republican presidential candidates.