Elections

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    Biden as an alternative to Trump

    Victor Davis Hanson of National Review Online compares former Vice President Joe Biden to our current president. He may be the only Democratic candidate who could likely win back some of the “deplorables,” “irredeemables,” and “clingers” of the critical Midwestern swing states. But all of that said, the…
    Mitch Kokai, February 15, 2019
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    Pushing back against attacks on PACs

    Bradley Smith uses a National Review Online column to question Democrats’ latest campaign finance proposals. Is it “super legal” for a “bad guy” to fund a congressional campaign entirely with contributions from corporate political action committees (PACs), to use that “dark money” to “pay hush money” and “pay…
    Mitch Kokai, February 15, 2019
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    The newly formed N.C. State Board of Elections meets next week to discuss the investigation into absentee ballot irregularities in the disputed 9th District congressional race. Rick Henderson previews the meeting for Carolina Journal Radio. Terry Stoops dissects North Carolina’s latest teacher turnover report. Jonah Goldberg of…
    Mitch Kokai, February 15, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online on the first bill filed this year to reform the N.C. electoral redistricting process. Roy Cordato’s Daily Journal addresses the morality of wealth.
    Mitch Kokai, February 14, 2019
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    Voter ID laws and ‘suppression’

    Charles Fain Lehman of the Washington Free Beacon highlights new information that tests a common complaint about voter identification requirements. In total, 10 states, ranging from Georgia to Wisconsin, require voters to show ID in order to vote. Seven of those states require a photo ID, and three…
    Mitch Kokai, February 13, 2019
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    Doesn’t Fit the Narrative!

    “Strict ID Laws Don’t Stop Voters: Evidence from a U.S. Nationwide Panel, 2008-2016.” That’s the provocative title of a new study that was just released by the National Bureau of Economic Research. From the abstract: U.S. states increasingly require identification to vote – an ostensive attempt to…
    Jon Guze, February 12, 2019
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    A socialist U.S. president?

    Jay Cost of National Review Online ponders the prospects. Has the socialist moment finally arrived in the United States? Increasingly, the Democratic party seems to think so. Capitalism has had a nice run for the past couple hundred years, but now it is time to let the technocrats…
    Mitch Kokai, February 12, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal Online that scheduling a special election for North Carolina’s 3rd Congressional District could be tricky. Dan Way reports on the field of candidates who could run to replace the late Walter Jones in the 3rd District. The Daily Journal explains why…
    Mitch Kokai, February 12, 2019