Corruption

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    Obama administration clearly targeted Trump

    Andrew McCarthy of National Review Online highlights clear evidence about the Obama administration’s probe into Donald Trump and Russia. Long-sought documents finally pried from U.S. intelligence agencies prove that the Obama administration used the occasion of providing a standard intelligence briefing for major-party candidates as an opportunity to…
    Mitch Kokai, August 4, 2020
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Don Carrington reports for Carolina Journal Online on a Democratic state Senate candidate who faces questions about his official residence and a related federal loan. The Daily Journal explains how Lit. Gov. Dan Forest’s lawsuit against Gov. Roy Cooper could get a boost from an unlikely left-of-center source.
    Mitch Kokai, August 4, 2020
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    Biden already complaining about rigged election

    Editors at Issues and Insights highlight a recurring preemptive election complaint from the Democratic presidential nominee. Joe Biden is leading in the polls by wide margins, but he’s already making excuses should he lose to Donald Trump in November. Namely, he’s saying the president is planning to somehow…
    Mitch Kokai, July 29, 2020
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    Turning a blind eye to illegal Obama-era spying

    Jonathan Turley takes mainstream media outlets to task in a column for TheHill.com. The Washington press corps seems engaged in a collective demonstration of the legal concept of willful blindness, or deliberately ignoring facts, following the release of yet another declassified document that directly refutes past statements about…
    Mitch Kokai, July 27, 2020
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    Legal action has shined a spotlight on a controversy involving a multimillion-dollar N.C. Medicaid contract. Donald van der Vaart analyzes the controversy on the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Joseph Coletti explains why he believes Gov. Roy Cooper’s approach to post-COVID-19 budget issues has been…
    Mitch Kokai, June 26, 2020
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    Michigan mail-in ballot plan creates controversy

    Collin Anderson of the Washington Free Beacon highlights a mail-in ballot controversy in a key 2020 Midwestern battleground state. Michigan’s former top elections official said that Democrats’ decision to send unsolicited absentee ballot applications to nearly 8 million voters may violate state laws. Former Republican secretary of state…
    Mitch Kokai, June 17, 2020
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    Obamagate should lead to prosecutions

    Editors at Issues and Insights explain why the latest scandal involving the 44th president’s administration should lead to criminal charges. With little fanfare, investigators are readying the release of names of those deep-state minions and leaders who broke the law in pursuing a bogus, politicized investigation of President…
    Mitch Kokai, June 11, 2020
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    State spending and taxes for May

    State agencies continued to hold back spending in May. General Fund appropriations for the month of May were down 3% compared to May 2019 to $2.289 billion, according to the latest report from the State Controller. Appropriations are up 0.9% for the eleven months through May to $21.372 billion,…
    Joseph Coletti, June 9, 2020