2020 Election (page 6)

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    Looking beyond the high-profile races

    Stella Morabito of the Federalist reminds us about the importance of down-ballot races during this election. Americans ought to be thinking a lot harder about their local, down-ballot races. This year, more than any other in recent memory, we got a bitter taste of the power of local…
    Mitch Kokai, October 14, 2020
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    GOP hopes Supreme Court nomination will help at the polls

    James Antle of the Washington Examiner highlights Republicans’ hopes for a political boost from the confirmation hearings surrounding Judge Amy Coney Barrett. Republicans are hopeful that this week’s confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett will help them turn the page on President Trump’s coronavirus diagnosis…
    Mitch Kokai, October 14, 2020
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    Yes, a Biden administration would lead to higher taxes

    Joseph Sullivan writes for National Review Online about the potential impact of a Joe Biden administration on tax burdens. No one can doubt that Joe Biden plans to raise taxes on households earning over $400,000. The question is how the Biden-Harris tax plan, if implemented, would affect households…
    Mitch Kokai, October 14, 2020
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Kari Travis and Rick Henderson report for Carolina Journal Online about Republican complaints that Democratic Attorney General Josh Stein is flouting state public-records law. John Hood’s Daily Journal dissects a recent debate among candidates for N.C. labor commissioner.
    Mitch Kokai, October 14, 2020
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    Democrats’ desire for a one-party state

    Editors at Issues & Insights share concerns about more than just Democrats’ proposals for packing the U.S. Supreme Court. Joe Biden has so far refused to answer the question of whether he’d pack the Supreme Court with leftist justices. But he hasn’t even been asked about a more…
    Mitch Kokai, October 13, 2020
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    Attacking basic institutions to win power

    Editors at the Washington Examiner question Democrats’ strategy for pursuing political power. Whatever happened to impeachment? You sure don’t hear much about that nowadays, do you? President Trump’s supposed “abuse of power” was going to be at the center of Democrats’ efforts to run him out of town…
    Mitch Kokai, October 13, 2020
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    Court-packing enthusiast refutes his own idea

    Charles Cooke of National Review Online explains how a New York Times columnist has sabotaged his own support for Democrats packing the Supreme Court with new justices in 2021. In the New York Times, Jamelle Bouie deftly and succinctly refutes the rest of his own column, which proposes…
    Mitch Kokai, October 13, 2020
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    Court-packing silence could prove costly for Democrats

    John Fund of National Review Online probes the potential political cost of Democrats’ stance on packing the U.S. Supreme Court next year. Joe Biden is refusing to answer questions about whether he and his party would support packing the Supreme Court and ending the Senate filibuster. Indeed, on…
    Mitch Kokai, October 13, 2020