Category Archives: Elections

For those who missed last night’s budget debate in the House…

… here’s an animated recap. Two weeks ago, Republicans greeted surprising news of a budget surplus that, factoring in unspent money reverting back to the General Fund, amounted to about $850 million: Now, voters might have expected more fiscal discipline from House Republicans — if not out of a supposed philosophical difference from previous Democrat-led chambers,Continue Reading

This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

Volvo’s recent decision to site a new manufacturing plant in South Carolina has helped spur increased interest in the future of targeted tax incentives in North Carolina. Roy Cordato makes the free-market case against incentives during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Terry Stoops discusses regulatory obstacles standing in the way of new charterContinue Reading

Wind industry to push candidates in presidential race

John Siciliano of the Washington Examiner probes the wind industry’s potential impact on the 2016 campaign. The wind industry will begin flexing its political muscle in the run-up to the presidential elections, with the goal of holding politicians accountable for their support, or lack thereof, for wind-generated electricity. “We are a big industry … weContinue Reading

Corn fields and campaigns

We won’t elect a new U.S. president until November 2016, and votes for the Republican and Democratic nominations are still months away. But Jim Geraghty suggests at National Review Online that a contest less than three months down the road could prove critical to at least one GOP contender. For Ted Cruz’s presidential campaign, aContinue Reading

Dispatches from the trail, May 20, 2015

• He’s in! In a development surprising no one, four-term Attorney General Roy Cooper, a Democrat, confirmed Saturday that he will challenge incumbent Republican Gov. Pat McCrory in 2016. Cooper made the announcement at the meeting of 8th Congressional District Democrats, adding that a formal launch to his campaign will happen soon. • Roll Call’sContinue Reading

Elections expert pans FEC’s latest bad ideas

Hans von Spakovsky explores for National Review Online readers the frightening notions emanating from the Federal Election Commission. Earlier this month, I predicted that a scheduled hearing at the Federal Election Commission was shaping up to be nothing more than a presentation of “the goofy gender ideology and politics of the progressive Left and academia.”Continue Reading

Whom do the Democrats fear?

Eric Owens of the Daily Caller turns to Democratic Party fundraising materials for a sense of Democrats’ early take on the race for the Republican presidential nomination. An analysis of a month’s worth of Democratic Party fundraising emails shows that Democratic National Committee leaders believe contributors fear Sen. Ted Cruz, Sen. Rand Paul and Sen.Continue Reading

Shlaes wants to push candidates on bailouts

Amity Shlaes‘ latest column for Forbes explains why she believes a ban on bailouts might be more important than tax reform for the Republican Party’s presidential aspirants. QUALITY TAX POLICY unites America and prepares us for stronger economic growth. That’s why Republican presidential candidates have traditionally made taxes the central plank in the GOP platform.Continue Reading