Elections (page 2)

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    New research questions popular assumption about elected ‘tough-on-crime’ judges

    Charles Fain Lehman of the Washington Free Beacon highlights new research that questions one critique of judicial elections. Harsh sentencing may have less to do with judges’ responsiveness to “tough-on-crime” voters than commonly imagined, new research released Monday suggests. Research from economists Christian Dippel (UCLA) and Michael Poyker…
    Mitch Kokai, April 10, 2019
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    Bernie still draws most media attention

    Mike Brest of the Daily Caller explores media interest in one particular Democratic presidential candidate. Independent Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders was mentioned on the cable news networks last week nearly twice as often as any other Democratic presidential candidate, according to a FiveThirtyEight article published Monday. Sanders was…
    Mitch Kokai, April 10, 2019
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    French urges politicians to stop delegitimizing elections

    David French of National Review Online critiques Democratic rhetoric linked to recent election results. We’re reaching a dangerous point in American politics. Many millions of our most engaged and most politically passionate citizens fervently believe that when they lose close elections, it’s because the other side has “stolen”…
    Mitch Kokai, April 10, 2019
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    York says Biden, Bernie are too old for 2020

    Byron York of the Washington Examiner offers bad news to supporters of two leading Democratic Party presidential contenders. Whatever their differences, the two front-runners in the Democratic presidential race, Joe Biden, born November 20, 1942, and Bernie Sanders, born September 8, 1941, share one common trait: They are…
    Mitch Kokai, April 9, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Kari Travis reports for Carolina Journal Online on a Greensboro event designed to address a college dropout crisis. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains why government-funded political campaigns still don’t make sense for North Carolina.
    Mitch Kokai, April 8, 2019
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    Washington Examiner highlights potential Tillis primary challenge

    David Drucker of the Washington Examiner reports on potential political challenges facing first-term U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis in 2020. Conservatives in North Carolina have not forgiven Sen. Thom Tillis for initially opposing President Trump’s border emergency, and the Republican could face a competitive primary in 2020 despite ultimately…
    Mitch Kokai, April 5, 2019
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    North Carolina’s redistricting dispute recently returned to the national spotlight and the U.S. Supreme Court. Rick Henderson analyzes redistricting developments in the latest edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Jon Guze explains how North Carolina could learn from other states in blocking federal “equitable sharing” programs that lead…
    Mitch Kokai, April 5, 2019
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    CJ reports: NCGOP Chairman Hayes, donor Lindberg indicted in insurance commissioner bribery scheme

    John Trump reports for Carolina Journal: A federal grand jury indicted N.C. Republican Party Chairman Robin Hayes, political donor Greg Lindberg of Durham, and two Lindberg associates on charges of wire fraud, bribery, and making false statements to law enforcement agents. The four allegedly orchestrated a scheme in…
    Anna Manning, April 3, 2019