Elections (page 3)

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    Warren blames media for her campaign woes

    Sounding more and more like Hillary Clinton every day, Elizabeth Warren has found a new way to pass the buck for her presidential campaign’s failures. Collin Anderson of the Washington Free Beacon reports that Warren’s latest excuse involves mainstream media outlets. Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D.,…
    Mitch Kokai, February 17, 2020
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    Making more sense of wealth tax’s impact

    Alan Viard and Erin Melly of the American Enterprise Institute try to help people translate wealth tax proposals into more familiar terms. Although the wealth taxes proposed by two prominent Democratic presidential candidates have drawn wide attention, the discussion has not always made clear that wealth tax rates…
    Mitch Kokai, February 17, 2020
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    If you’re mad at Bloomberg …

    Margot Cleveland explains in a Federalist column that a recent controversy involving former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg could have an impact on one of his Democratic presidential opponents, too. On the eve of the New Hampshire primary, Democrat presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg took a hit when…
    Mitch Kokai, February 14, 2020
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    Hanson contends Democrats face ‘February blues’

    Victor Davis Hanson of National Review Online documents difficult days for Democrats. All political parties and candidates have bad days. But the new progressive Democratic Party had four of its worst days in recent memory in a single week in February. On February 3, the Iowa caucuses imploded…
    Mitch Kokai, February 14, 2020
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    The impact of a Bernie Sanders nomination

    Kevin Williamson of National Review Online looks ahead to the possible nomination of Vermont socialist Bernie Sanders as the Democratic presidential candidate. A Sanders nomination would turn the race on its head — and not in the way that Democrats might hope. For one thing, President Trump could…
    Mitch Kokai, February 14, 2020
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    N.C. voters head to the polls in less than a month for Super Tuesday primary elections. Rick Henderson assesses key races and issues for the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Terry Stoops analyzes North Carolina’s latest teacher turnover report. John Trump recaps recent state alcohol reforms…
    Mitch Kokai, February 14, 2020
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    Trump as the Democrats’ white whale

    Peter Skurkiss uses an American Thinker column to compare President Trump and his Democratic antagonists to famous American literary characters. In a telling way, the current political scene is a replay of Herman Melville’s 1851 novel, Moby Dick, with Donald Trump being the great white whale and the…
    Mitch Kokai, February 13, 2020
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    There’s a reason some critics call him ‘Crazy Bernie’

    Emily Jashinsky and Madeline Osburn review for Federalist readers some of Democratic presidential contender Bernie Sanders’ most objectionable policy proposals. [H]ere we are, in February 2020, and a self-identified democratic socialist appears poised to be the candidate of the Democratic Party. That could easily change, and the party…
    Mitch Kokai, February 13, 2020