Category Archives: Elections

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Becki Gray analyzed the upcoming N.C. candidate filing period for Time Warner Cable News’ “Capital Tonight.”

Sowell laments the ‘disappearing governors’

Thomas Sowell explains in his latest column posted at Human Events why he’s disappointed by some recent departures from the Republican presidential field. Some of us think someone who is going to govern from the White House ought to have had some experience governing somewhere else before, if only so that we can get someContinue Reading

National Review editor labels Trump ‘Jacksonian’

Rich Lowry dissects at National Review Online voters’ continued interest in Donald Trump’s presidential bid. After the Paris attack, conventional wisdom held that Republican voters would finally turn away from political outsiders and reward candidates representing sobriety and experience. No one stopped to consider that, actually, voters might be drawn to the guy who memorablyContinue Reading

New Carolina Journal Online features

Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online on Gov. Pat McCrory’s announcement that he will pursue legal action in the controversial case of a transgender public school student’s access to opposite-sex bathrooms and locker rooms. Barry Smith reports state government is moving forward with sales of unused government buildings and other property. Smith also reportsContinue Reading

Continetti chides Clinton’s media sycophants

Matthew Continetti heard all the mainstream media reports about Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s successful run through the closing days of October. Continetti explains in the latest “Mediacracy” column for Commentary magazine why he remains unimpressed. The media couldn’t get over the fact that the positive turn of events happened in a 10-day span. TheyContinue Reading

Good news for Rubio, bad news for Clinton in recent poll

The presidential election is still nearly a year away, but Ryan Lovelace of the Washington Examiner draws attention to a recent poll that bodes ill for a candidate once considered a shoo-in for the 2016 race. Hillary Clinton trails the entire top tier of Republican presidential candidates in hypothetical matchups, according to a new surveyContinue Reading

New Carolina Journal Online features

Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online that N.C. Attorney General Roy Cooper has not yet said whether he’ll join South Carolina’s legal brief on the issue of transgender students’ access to restrooms and locker rooms in K-12 schools. Terry Stoops’ Daily Journal dispels myths about the latest round of N.C. teacher pay increases.

Scared of Trump’s pending triumph? The Atlantic offers food for thought

Those who are paying close attention to the day-to-day developments in presidential polling might want to peruse historian David Greenberg’s essay in the latest issue of The Atlantic. In November 1975, one year before the obscure Georgia governor Jimmy Carter was elected president, the field of Democratic presidential aspirants was in chaos. According to theContinue Reading