Elections (page 4)

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    Taking pundits to task for their analysis of the Democratic campaign

    Timothy Carney of the Washington Examiner rejects much conventional wisdom about Democratic primary voters and caucus participants. Political journalists and commentators always put too much emphasis on policy and ideology. Often, that’s the only way they know how to speak about politics. But it leads us to misunderstanding…
    Mitch Kokai, February 13, 2020
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    Goldberg says Democrats have yet to learn the lessons of 2016

    Jonah Goldberg argues at National Review Online that Democrats seeking to unseat President Trump have not yet learned important lessons from the election that placed Trump in the White House. Things are not going swimmingly for the Democrats right now. President Trump was acquitted in his impeachment trial,…
    Mitch Kokai, February 13, 2020
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    Sanders’ disappointing disability plan

    John Hirschauer writes at National Review Online about Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders’ plan for Americans with disabilities. Whatever the intentions of its drafters, Bernie Sanders’s new “Disability Rights” platform would deprive thousands of people with the most severe disabilities of both their freedom of choice and their…
    Mitch Kokai, February 13, 2020
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    Bernie: #NeverForget

    Bernie said that he was a “socialist with a small s.”  Fair enough.
    Terry Stoops, February 12, 2020
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    Panning Democratic establishment’s picks

    Rich Lowry of National Review Online examines the Democratic Party establishment’s recent track record of choosing presidential candidates. After 2016, the Democratic establishment would have been justified in getting out of the business of presidential politics. It swung so strongly behind Hillary Clinton that it discouraged any serious…
    Mitch Kokai, February 12, 2020
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    Becki Gray Discusses the Iowa Primary and Campaign Finance with North Carolina Public Radio’s Jeff Tiberii

    In her regular appearance on North Carolina Public Radio WUNC with host Jeff Tiberii, JLF’s Becki Gray and fellow guest Rob Schofield from the N.C. Justice Center discussed the Iowa caucus errors and North Carolina campaign finance. On the Iowa situation, Gray stated: Iowa set a new standard for how…
    Brenee Goforth, February 12, 2020
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    Snapshot of the Day: Who Will the Dems Pick?

    Courtesy of Real Clear Politics, here is a fascinating look at the betting odds for the Democratic presidential nomination. …
    Donna Martinez, February 11, 2020
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    Democratic socialism in play to block Bernie

    Elizabeth Vaughn documents at RedState.com an electoral irony for the nation’s most well-known proponent of democratic socialism. Team Sanders certainly has good reason to be angry with the DNC as they once again try to sabotage his path to the nomination. They changed the rules to make way…
    Mitch Kokai, February 11, 2020