Elections (page 5)

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    RBG and Democrats’ election hopes

    Editors at Issues and Insights ponder one possible 2020 election scenario involving Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. The 86-year-old Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has in recent years become the most beloved luminary serving in government to rank-and-file, left-leaning Democrats, even gaining a trendy new nickname,…
    Mitch Kokai, February 11, 2020
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    Trump and marketing

    Shermichael Singleton writes for the Washington Examiner about one advantage President Trump brings to the 2020 election campaign. President Trump’s success as a political candidate can be attributed to his understanding of politics and the political process as “essentially a marketing problem,” as David Reid wrote in his…
    Mitch Kokai, February 11, 2020
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    Mean beats crazy in presidential politics

    John Fund of National Review Online takes stock of the 2020 presidential race. This past week many Democrats began saying publicly what they have been agonizing about privately: It’s entirely possible Donald Trump could win reelection. The odds are increasing that his opponent will end up being viewed…
    Mitch Kokai, February 11, 2020
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Brooke Conrad reports on a recent forum in Raleigh that highlighted North Carolina’s continuing debate over voter ID. The Daily Journal focuses on North Carolina’s response to a recent U.S. Supreme Court case involving taxation of trusts.
    Mitch Kokai, February 11, 2020
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    Mitch Kokai and Mike Schietzelt Talk Voting Rights at Campbell Law Review Symposium

    JLF’s Mike Schietzelt and Mitch Kokai spoke on Friday, February 7, at the Campbell Law Review’s symposium on North Carolina voting rights. In addition to Kokai and Schietzelt,  the symposium featured speakers from the North Carolina Democratic Party, the Southern Coalition for Social Justice, members of the N.C. legislature,…
    Brenee Goforth, February 10, 2020
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    Democrats’ growing acceptance of socialism

    Philip Wegmann of Real Clear Politics highlights an interesting development among the 2020 Democratic presidential hopefuls. The bad word wasn’t bleeped. Whoever walks out of Milwaukee and the Democratic National Convention with the presidential nomination in July will be labeled. Would they mind what comes with it? In…
    Mitch Kokai, February 10, 2020
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    The Trump economy and 2020 Democrats

    While most Americans should be happy about a booming economy, editors at the Washington Examiner highlight one group that’s bound to be disappointed. The Bureau of Labor Statistics on Friday added another pile of good news to the mountain of data showing that the contemporary economy is the…
    Mitch Kokai, February 10, 2020
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    Democrats won’t beat Trump by calling Americans racists

    John Podhoretz uses a New York Post column to challenge a questionable Democratic electoral tactic. The Democrats are lucky the February debate in New Hampshire took place on a Friday night, when relatively few were watching — because if they wanted to deliver the message to the working-class…
    Mitch Kokai, February 10, 2020