Elections

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    Projecting Biden’s Supreme Court picks

    Kevin Daley of the Washington Free Beacon speculates about likely U.S. Supreme Court nominees in a Joe Biden presidential administration. Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic nominee for president, has pledged to appoint the first African-American woman to the Supreme Court if he prevails in November. Biden’s promise is…
    Mitch Kokai, May 29, 2020
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    John Trump reports for Carolina Journal Online on a contentious bill expanding operations of reopened N.C. restaurants and bars. Amy Cooke’s Daily Journal highlights a lawsuit designed to help elect Democrats by loosening election safeguards.
    Mitch Kokai, May 29, 2020
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    Trump could benefit from economic surge

    James Antle explains in a Washington Examiner column why the economy could offer good news to President Trump this fall. There is one possible silver lining for President Trump in the dismal economic numbers that have followed the coronavirus lockdowns and jeopardized his reelection: There is nowhere to…
    Mitch Kokai, May 28, 2020
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    Flynn controversy could fire up GOP’s ‘high-interest’ voters

    Kerry Picket reports for the Washington Examiner on Republican activists’ response to recent revelations involving President Trump’s first national security adviser. Republicans will try to use the three-year Justice Department case against retired Lt. Gen Michael Flynn as an election cycle issue to motivate their base. In the…
    Mitch Kokai, May 27, 2020
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    Biden’s supporters are willing to forgive everything

    Jonathan Turley explains in a column for TheHill.com why the Democratic presidential candidate “can do no wrong.” One columnist declared that former Vice President Joe Biden could boil babies and she would still vote for him. Feminist leaders have said they believe Biden raped a Senate staffer but…
    Mitch Kokai, May 26, 2020
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Rick Henderson reports for Carolina Journal Online on President Trump’s threat to move the Republican National Convention out of Charlotte. The Daily Journal explains why the world’s foremost “rational optimist” is touting innovation as a key to recovery from COVID-19.
    Mitch Kokai, May 26, 2020
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    “Americans are not rallying around Donald Trump during the pandemic”

    That’s the headline of a recent article in the Economist. It goes on to say, “His approval ratings have been remarkably flat compared with those of other leaders—and past American presidents,” and it provides this chart:  …
    Jon Guze, May 22, 2020
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Julie Havlak reports for Carolina Journal Online on the state elections board losing its request to loosen rules for the 2020 elections. John Trump’s Daily Journal focuses on COVID-19’s impact on music festivals and professional musicians.
    Mitch Kokai, May 22, 2020