Category Archives: Elections

Rodney Ellis does his best Alex Jones

Rodney Ellis, president of the North Carolina Association of Educators (NCAE), recently outlined his conspiracy theory about the origins and intent of Republican education policy.  In a recent podcast titled “Some Disassembly Conspired: The Plot Against Public Education,” Ellis says, If you took the time and really connect the dots of what has happened –Continue Reading






Winning vs. watching heads roll

Ian Tuttle offers National Review Online readers an assessment of Donald Trump’s most ardent supporters and their ultimate goal. It requires staggering self-deception to place the blame for a Trump general-election defeat anywhere except where it would belong: squarely on the shoulders of Donald Trump. It’s not on account of a Twitter hashtag that theContinue Reading






New Carolina Journal Online features

The latest Carolina Journal Online parody highlights a proposed episode of “Naked and Afraid” featuring North Carolina’s governor and Charlotte’s mayor. (Remember, folks, it’s a parody.) The Daily Journal focuses on Democratic gubernatorial candidate Roy Cooper’s complaint that Republican Gov. Pat McCrory’s budget plan uses some one-time money for education purposes.






Goldberg calls on Indiana’s governor to choose a side

Jonah Goldberg explains at National Review Online why he believes Indiana Gov. Mike Pence needs to speak up as the Republican presidential nomination battle moves to the Hoosier State. Someone slap a photo of Mike Pence on a milk carton. The Indiana governor may not have been abducted, but he’s certainly missing in action onContinue Reading






The biggest California GOP primary ‘since Goldwater beat Rockefeller’

Eliana Johnson reports for National Review Online on a California presidential primary that will mean more to Republicans than any others in the past 50 years. What, exactly, does a California Republican look like? The question is now a subject of heated debate, and the answer may very well determine the outcome of this historicContinue Reading






Roy Cordato is not alone in doubting Sanders’ socialism

If you don’t want to take Roy’s word for it, The Atlantic‘s Molly Ball offers more evidence that Sanders’ loopy ideas do not equal real socialism. Sanders, the self-described democratic socialist vying for the Democratic presidential nomination, surprised the party establishment and the commentariat this year by becoming the last candidate standing against Hillary Clinton.Continue Reading






New Carolina Journal Online features

Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online on congressional candidates’ reaction to the campaign limbo linked to an ongoing redistricting lawsuit. John Hood’s Daily Journal highlights the importance of N.C. policies for funding roads.






Campaign dispatch, April 26, 2016

• Lt. Gov. Dan Forest has produced the first ad for his re-election campaign, and it focuses on his leadership of the opposition to the Charlotte “bathroom” ordinance, which resulted in House Bill 2. • A fascinating op-ed column in the Los Angeles Times by law professors from William & Mary and the University of Virginia examine AttorneyContinue Reading