Elections

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    The Right AOC on Point: Media, left-wing activists misuse phrase ‘almost surgical precision’

    John Locke Foundation CEO Amy Cooke, “The Right AOC,” explains how reporters and left-wing activists have misused the words “almost surgical precision” to criticize Republican N.C. lawmakers. Contact Amy at [email protected] Follow her at https://www.facebook.com/TheRightAOC and https://twitter.com/TheRightAOC.
    Mitch Kokai, January 21, 2021
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    Unintended consequences from a corporate boycott of the GOP

    Charles Fain Lehman of the Washington Free Beacon explains why a campaign from big corporations targeting donations to the Republican Party and its candidates could backfire. The wave of corporations cutting their political giving in the wake of the Capitol riot is intended to punish Republicans for backing…
    Mitch Kokai, January 21, 2021
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    Collusive Settlements: How Friendly ‘Opponents’ Team Up To Overturn Laws

    “Legislators, regardless of party, have an interest in making sure that the laws they pass are not dismantled through collusive lawsuit settlements between executive agencies and like-minded litigants.” From Andy Jackson’s Jan. 19 analysis of election integrity in North Carolina You may not even…
    Donna Martinez, January 20, 2021
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    Democrats think Georgia win is model for turning North Carolina blue

    Democrats think they’ve found in Georgia the winning strategy to transform North Carolina from a battleground state to a solidly blue state. The Hill reports: Democrats and organizers point chiefly to the region’s substantial Black population for their optimism. Mississippi has the highest percentage of African Americans in the…
    Donna Martinez, January 19, 2021
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    Lingering questions about the 2020 election

    Joe Biden will take his oath of office this week as the next president. No one should use violence to try to prevent that oath from taking place. Yet questions remain about the election that elevated Biden to the federal government’s top executive office. John Hinderaker discusses them…
    Mitch Kokai, January 18, 2021
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    25th Amendment: Read Vice President Pence’s Letter To Speaker Pelosi

    Vice President Mike Pence sent the following letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021. Note the second paragraph in which Vice President Pence declines to invoke the 25th Amendment to remove President Trump from office, noting “it is not a means of punishment or usurpation.”…
    Donna Martinez, January 13, 2021
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    Religious makeup of the new U.S. Congress

    As the new U.S. Congress begins its work, Pew Research Center has created an interesting graphic to illustrate the religious makeup of the body. (see below). While about a quarter (26%) of U.S. adults are religiously unaffiliated – describing themselves as atheist, agnostic or “nothing in particular” – just…
    Donna Martinez, January 12, 2021
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    National Review labels Georgia Senate losses ‘avoidable’

    Editors at National Review Online ponder the factors that helped Georgia Republicans lose both of their U.S. Senate seats in Tuesday’s runoff elections. When George H. W. Bush lost in 1992, NR commented that his graciousness in taking full responsibility for defeat should not be permitted to obscure…
    Mitch Kokai, January 8, 2021