Elections

  • Post

    Sounds Reasonable to Me

    In a thoughtful review of a Eric Kaufmann’s Whiteshift: Populism, Immigration, and the Future of White Majorities, National Review’s Robert VerBruggen offers a sensible, middle of the road position on immigration:  The current immigration system is a complete disaster. We hand out a million…
    Jon Guze, April 18, 2019
  • Post

    Trump’s campaign war chest

    Scott Morefield of the Daily Caller highlights interesting news about campaign finances for the 2020 elections. President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign reportedly has raised over $30 million during the first quarter of 2019. The Associated Press defined the $30 million plus $10.8 million the campaign already had in…
    Mitch Kokai, April 16, 2019
  • Post

    Big-dollar liberal donor wants support for Green New Deal

    Brent Scher of the Washington Free Beacon reports on one large-scale liberal donor’s requirements for 2020 presidential candidates. The secretive Democracy Alliance donor club is hoping its nearly $300 million in political spending this cycle will result in a new political leadership willing to advance liberal ideas such…
    Mitch Kokai, April 16, 2019
  • Post

    A red wave for 2020?

    Border Patrol advocate Brandon Judd uses a Fox News column to make the case for an upcoming electoral “red wave” (a stark contrast to 2018 electoral projections). President Trump’s shrewd governance, along with unforced errors by the Democratic Party, has the president positioned to not only win the…
    Mitch Kokai, April 15, 2019
  • Post

    Former Starbucks guru not feeling the Bern

    Paul Bedard of the Washington Examiner reports on a potential independent presidential candidate’s critique of Vermont socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders. Independent presidential candidate Howard Schultz expanded his assault on Sen. Bernie Sanders as a “far-left” Democratic White House front-runner whose Medicare for all plan would bankrupt the country…
    Mitch Kokai, April 12, 2019
  • Post

    Money flowing into 2020 liberal campaign infrastructure

    Joe Schoffstall of the Washington Free Beacon details left-of-center preparations for 2020 election campaigns. A secretive group of top liberal donors has budgeted $275 million to be injected into progressive infrastructure leading up to the 2020 elections, confidential documents obtained by the Washington Free Beacon show. The Democracy…
    Mitch Kokai, April 12, 2019
  • Post

    About those anti-PAC pledges from top Democratic contenders

    Emily Larsen of the Washington Examiner explores Democratic presidential candidates’ claims that they won’t take money from political action committees. The 2020 Democratic presidential candidates condemn big money in politics and earn applause at campaign events when they say they will refuse corporate PAC money, but their pledges…
    Mitch Kokai, April 11, 2019
  • Post

    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello and Kari Travis report for Carolina Journal Online on education-related measures moving through the N.C. Senate. The Daily Journal lists questions U.S. Supreme Court justices could have asked — but didn’t — about North Carolina’s congressional election map.
    Mitch Kokai, April 11, 2019