Category Archives: Politics

Dispatches from the trail, July 29, 2015

• Rep. Mark Meadows, R-10th District, has introduced a resolution requesting the immediate removal of John Boehner as speaker of the House. Meadows said the move was “really more about trying to have a conversation on making this place work, where everybody’s voice matters, where there’s not a punitive culture. Hopefully, we’ll have some discussionContinue Reading

Kudlow pans Clinton tax ideas

Larry Kudlow‘s latest column at Human Events offers no kind words for Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton’s tax proposals. The worst sectors of the worst recovery since World War II are business investment in new plants and equipment and new business start-ups. These are the biggest job-creators, and their slump is a key reason forContinue Reading

National Review columnist questions Trump’s beliefs

Kevin Williamson shares with National Review Online readers his concerns about Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. Donald Trump is looking at 70 candles on his next birthday cake, and his mind is, when it comes to the issues relevant to a Republican presidential candidate, unsettled. If you are looking for a good reason to quitContinue Reading

D.C. or Chicago?

Victor Davis Hanson‘s latest column at National Review Online focuses on the impact for the federal government of Barack Obama’s Chicago-style politics. Barack Obama is the first American president from Chicago. That fact will be the trailblazing Obama’s most lasting legacy. Chicago has long been stereotyped as a city where any-means-necessary politics have ruled, andContinue Reading

Democrats wanted to cut TAs too

I have been following an interesting exchange on Facebook about Democratic proposals to eliminate teacher assistant (TA) positions.  You heard that right.  Once upon a time, legislative Democrats and their allies thought it was a good idea to eliminate a bunch of TA positions. The discussion is getting interesting now that former member of theContinue Reading

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.