Category Archives: Elections

Carney puts a new twist on an old political maxim

Bill Clinton won the White House in 1992 by focusing on an adviser’s quip: “It’s the economy, stupid.” Now, Tim Carney of the Washington Examiner offers a slightly different line for the Republicans who hope to defeat Clinton’s wife in the 2016 presidential race. Republicans who want to beat Hillary Clinton in 2016 need aContinue Reading

Goldberg ponders a potential Clinton competitor

Jonah Goldberg explains in his latest column posted at National Review Online why former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley, one of the few Democrats who seem interested in challenging Hillary Clinton for the party’s 2016 presidential nomination, is not off to a great start. Former Maryland governor Martin O’Malley is thinking about running for president onContinue Reading

New Carolina Journal Online features

Barry Smith reports for Carolina Journal Online on the N.C. House’s vote to move the state’s presidential primary to March. Katherine Restrepo’s Daily Journal explores potential benefits from reforming North Carolina’s certificate-of-need restrictions.

Dispatches from the trail, April 22, 2015

• Rep. Renee Ellmers, R-2nd, will have a second (and familiar) opponent in next year’s GOP primary: Investment adviser Frank Roche, who challenged Ellmers in 2014. Ellmers won the primary 59-41. Outgoing Chatham County GOP Chairman Jim Duncan announced last week he was running. • Gov. Pat McCrory will need to wear his negotiating shoes asContinue Reading

GOP voters picking candidates early

There’s still plenty of 2015 left to live before the next presidential election year. That hasn’t stopped a significant number of Republicans from moving forward now to choose their preferred candidate, according to Byron York‘s latest article for the Washington Examiner. It’s conventional wisdom that the 2016 Republican presidential race is at such an earlyContinue Reading

Cooke urges GOP to run against more than just the Obama record

Charles Cooke of National Review Online explains in his latest column why Republican presidential candidates ought to focus on more than just ridding the White House of Barack Obama. Perhaps the best-kept secret in modern American life is that most apolitical people do not in fact divide history into neat presidential-shaped chunks — as mightContinue Reading

The gaps between Hillary Clinton’s statements and actions

Victor Davis Hanson‘s latest column at National Review Online probes inconsistencies between Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s words and deeds. Ms. Clinton’s private ethics are, as usual, a mess, both in the sense of failing to follow legal protocols and tell the truth, and in the less formal sense of price-gouging cash-strapped universities, failing toContinue Reading

Fund focuses on Fiorina

John Fund‘s latest column at National Review Online explores Carly Fiorina’s impact on the 2016 presidential race. Fiorina also seems to relish the role of being the most pointed critic of Hillary Clinton. “She tweets about women’s rights in this country and takes money from governments that deny women the most basic human rights,” sheContinue Reading