Elections (page 4)

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    French fries arguments against the Electoral College

    David French of National Review Online offers a defense of the oft-maligned Electoral College. If anyone thinks the American republic would remain stable if political power is consolidated in coastal urban enclaves, then they lack understanding of American history, American culture, and human nature. The founders struck a…
    Mitch Kokai, March 22, 2019
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    The N.C. Supreme Court has a new chief justice, new associate justice, and a 6-1 partisan advantage for Democrats. Rick Henderson analyzes the political implications of recent Supreme Court changes for the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Terry Stoops critiques Gov. Roy Cooper’s education budget proposals.
    Mitch Kokai, March 22, 2019
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    National Review defends the Electoral College

    Now that U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren has launched the latest attack on the Electoral College, editors at National Review Online offer a defense of one of the U.S. Constitution’s basic elements. Warren’s lofty rhetoric notwithstanding, a large portion of the Democratic party’s present animosity toward the Electoral College…
    Mitch Kokai, March 21, 2019
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    French ponders the ‘Twitter primary’

    David French of National Review Online considers the impact of social media on the race for the Democratic presidential nomination. Certainly the Democratic mainstream has become more liberal, and its left-most cohorts are white, female, college-educated, and young. In other words, I just described many of the key…
    Mitch Kokai, March 21, 2019
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    Warren wants to scrap Electoral College

    David Rutz of the Washington Free Beacon reports on the latest controversial proposal from U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.) said Monday she supported eliminating the Electoral College in presidential elections. Speaking at a CNN town hall in Jackson, Mississippi, Warren laid out her proposed…
    Mitch Kokai, March 20, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal Online on bills to change North Carolina’s school performance grades. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains why no one should expect a rerun of the 2018 election cycle in this year’s two special N.C. congressional races.
    Mitch Kokai, March 20, 2019
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    AOC ban would affect group she helped lead

    Alana Goodman of the Washington Examiner explains how a proposal from U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez could limit her own political activity. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., sat on the board of a political action committee that operated the type of “soft money” group she wants to abolish through a…
    Mitch Kokai, March 19, 2019
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    Previous Democratic presidents would struggle in 2020

    Andrew Stiles of the Washington Free Beacon considers how previous Democratic presidents would fare in the upcoming “woke primary” for the 2020 nomination. The Democratic Party is in the middle of a curious transition, not unlike the insurgent Tea Party’s re-branding of the Republican Party circa 2010. It…
    Mitch Kokai, March 15, 2019