Elections

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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal Online about arguments over links between school spending and student performance. John Hood’s Daily Journal warns that partisan battles will extend beyond just the suburbs in North Carolina this year.
    Mitch Kokai, January 20, 2020
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    Impeachment and the 2020 election

    Bill Livingstone muses at the American Thinker about Democrats’ impeachment strategy. For Democrats, impeaching the president has never been the issue. The issue is the 2020 election. Here’s the political map facing the Democrats. The economy is roaring, unemployment is at an all-time low for black Americans, Hispanic…
    Mitch Kokai, January 17, 2020
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    A Democratic Party war

    Christopher Bedford argues at the Federalist that the Democratic Party faces a “war” that will “destroy lives and change our country.” The far-left of the Democratic Party is out of the spotlight. Out of the spotlight, but clearly still within the crosshairs of their colleagues. Its young congressional…
    Mitch Kokai, January 17, 2020
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    Why Trump touts Sanders

    Rob Crilly of the Washington Examiner ponders President Trump’s comments that seem to promote Democratic rival Bernie Sanders. President Trump and his aides are trying to boost Bernie Sanders ahead of the Iowa caucuses as they seek to secure a hard-line socialist opponent in November’s election, according to…
    Mitch Kokai, January 17, 2020
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    North Carolina has good reasons to celebrate as National School Choice Week approaches. Terry Stoops recaps recent school choice gains during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Jay Schweikert of the libertarian Cato Institute explains why his group is endorsing North Carolina’s efforts to reform state…
    Mitch Kokai, January 17, 2020
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    Bernie sides with environmentalists over unions

    Bill McMorris of the Washington Free Beacon highlights an interesting calculation from Democratic presidential contender Bernie Sanders. Socialist senator Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) chose to support the interests of environmentalists over the nation’s largest labor union at Tuesday’s debate, saying he will vote against the Trump administration’s renegotiation…
    Mitch Kokai, January 16, 2020
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    Goldberg recognizes this Democratic primary story

    Jonah Goldberg argues at National Review Online that the current Democratic presidential primary offers a familiar storyline. If it does become a two-way contest, we could be shaping up for a kind of replay of the 2004 Democratic battle between former Massachusetts senator John Kerry and former Vermont…
    Mitch Kokai, January 16, 2020
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    Biden in the driver’s seat heading into the early states

    John Daniel Davidson of the Federalist contends that Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders must win Iowa to prevent the eventual nomination of former Vice President Joe Biden. For all the noise and drama of the 2020 Democratic primary—all the talk of a “diverse” field of candidates and the…
    Mitch Kokai, January 15, 2020