2020 Election (page 4)

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    The impact of a Bernie Sanders nomination

    Kevin Williamson of National Review Online looks ahead to the possible nomination of Vermont socialist Bernie Sanders as the Democratic presidential candidate. A Sanders nomination would turn the race on its head — and not in the way that Democrats might hope. For one thing, President Trump could…
    Mitch Kokai, February 14, 2020
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    N.C. voters head to the polls in less than a month for Super Tuesday primary elections. Rick Henderson assesses key races and issues for the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Terry Stoops analyzes North Carolina’s latest teacher turnover report. John Trump recaps recent state alcohol reforms…
    Mitch Kokai, February 14, 2020
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    Trump as the Democrats’ white whale

    Peter Skurkiss uses an American Thinker column to compare President Trump and his Democratic antagonists to famous American literary characters. In a telling way, the current political scene is a replay of Herman Melville’s 1851 novel, Moby Dick, with Donald Trump being the great white whale and the…
    Mitch Kokai, February 13, 2020
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    There’s a reason some critics call him ‘Crazy Bernie’

    Emily Jashinsky and Madeline Osburn review for Federalist readers some of Democratic presidential contender Bernie Sanders’ most objectionable policy proposals. [H]ere we are, in February 2020, and a self-identified democratic socialist appears poised to be the candidate of the Democratic Party. That could easily change, and the party…
    Mitch Kokai, February 13, 2020
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    Taking pundits to task for their analysis of the Democratic campaign

    Timothy Carney of the Washington Examiner rejects much conventional wisdom about Democratic primary voters and caucus participants. Political journalists and commentators always put too much emphasis on policy and ideology. Often, that’s the only way they know how to speak about politics. But it leads us to misunderstanding…
    Mitch Kokai, February 13, 2020
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    Goldberg says Democrats have yet to learn the lessons of 2016

    Jonah Goldberg argues at National Review Online that Democrats seeking to unseat President Trump have not yet learned important lessons from the election that placed Trump in the White House. Things are not going swimmingly for the Democrats right now. President Trump was acquitted in his impeachment trial,…
    Mitch Kokai, February 13, 2020
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    Sanders’ disappointing disability plan

    John Hirschauer writes at National Review Online about Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders’ plan for Americans with disabilities. Whatever the intentions of its drafters, Bernie Sanders’s new “Disability Rights” platform would deprive thousands of people with the most severe disabilities of both their freedom of choice and their…
    Mitch Kokai, February 13, 2020
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    Panning Democratic establishment’s picks

    Rich Lowry of National Review Online examines the Democratic Party establishment’s recent track record of choosing presidential candidates. After 2016, the Democratic establishment would have been justified in getting out of the business of presidential politics. It swung so strongly behind Hillary Clinton that it discouraged any serious…
    Mitch Kokai, February 12, 2020