Category Archives: Elections

Daily Caller contends Biden is likely to run in 2016

Jamie Weinstein of the Daily Caller offers three reasons why Vice President Joe Biden is likely to seek the federal government’s top job. Reports suggest Biden will make his decision by the beginning of next month. But the logic of his candidacy keeps getting more compelling by the day. Here are three reasons why BidenContinue Reading






Puncturing myths about Wake County school politics

The mainstream media narrative surrounding contentious Wake County school board elections since 2009 often missed the mark. That’s one key finding from The End of Consensus, a book that explores factors that contributed to a much more contentious school board climate starting in the 2000s. Co-author Andrew Taylor, N.C. State political science professor and CarolinaContinue Reading






New Carolina Journal Online features

Barry Smith reports for Carolina Journal Online on the potential impact for North Carolina of a March 15 presidential primary. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains why the N.C. Supreme Court made the right choice in upholding the Opportunity Scholarship Program.






Washington Examiner highlights bad poll numbers for Clinton

It’s early, but the Washington Examiner‘s Kelly Cohen is highlighting some troubling poll numbers for Hillary Clinton in key states. Hillary Clinton is trailing three leading Republican candidates in three key swing states. In Colorado, Iowa and Virginia, the former secretary of state trails former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and WisconsinContinue Reading






Goldberg muses on the Bush and Clinton brands

In a column that starts with meditations on Donald Trump’s latest outrage, Jonah Goldberg eventually shifts to an interesting discussion of the potential showdown between Hillary Clinton and Jeb Bush in the 2016 presidential race. For months I’ve argued that Jeb Bush is the weakest of the top-tier candidates to take on Hillary Rodham Clinton.Continue Reading






Dispatches from the trail, July 22, 2015

• Reps. Patrick McHenry, R-10th, and G.K. Butterfield, D-1st, have sponsored House legislation giving survivors of the state’s infamous eugenics program a little comfort. The bill would ensure those getting payments from the state’s compensation plan for eugenics survivors remain eligible to receive other federal benefits they were entitled to get before the payments wereContinue Reading






Obama and Trump: Not as different as you might think

Listening to Donald Trump’s recent pronouncements, and you might not expect him to have much in common with President Obama. But Victor Davis Hanson‘s latest column at National Review Online labels them “two of a kind.” President Obama is said to feel liberated, in the sense that he can finally say what, and do as,Continue Reading






New Carolina Journal Online features

Barry Smith reports for Carolina Journal Online on a dispute between state Senate Majority Leader Harry Brown and Gov. Pat McCrory over Brown’s proposal to shift state sales tax distribution. John Hood’s Daily Journal analyzes the potential impact of a March 15 presidential primary in North Carolina.