Elections (page 7)

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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Kari Travis and Rick Henderson report for Carolina Journal Online about Republican complaints that Democratic Attorney General Josh Stein is flouting state public-records law. John Hood’s Daily Journal dissects a recent debate among candidates for N.C. labor commissioner.
    Mitch Kokai, October 14, 2020
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    Democrats’ desire for a one-party state

    Editors at Issues & Insights share concerns about more than just Democrats’ proposals for packing the U.S. Supreme Court. Joe Biden has so far refused to answer the question of whether he’d pack the Supreme Court with leftist justices. But he hasn’t even been asked about a more…
    Mitch Kokai, October 13, 2020
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    Attacking basic institutions to win power

    Editors at the Washington Examiner question Democrats’ strategy for pursuing political power. Whatever happened to impeachment? You sure don’t hear much about that nowadays, do you? President Trump’s supposed “abuse of power” was going to be at the center of Democrats’ efforts to run him out of town…
    Mitch Kokai, October 13, 2020
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    Court-packing enthusiast refutes his own idea

    Charles Cooke of National Review Online explains how a New York Times columnist has sabotaged his own support for Democrats packing the Supreme Court with new justices in 2021. In the New York Times, Jamelle Bouie deftly and succinctly refutes the rest of his own column, which proposes…
    Mitch Kokai, October 13, 2020
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    Don’t Overlook Judges on Your Ballot

    North Carolina is in the midst of the election season. While much conversation is focusing on executive elections like president and governor or legislative races like those for the General Assembly, one elected branch of government in this state is often overlooked: the judiciary. In North Carolina, the citizens elect…
    Brenee Goforth, October 13, 2020
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    Court-packing silence could prove costly for Democrats

    John Fund of National Review Online probes the potential political cost of Democrats’ stance on packing the U.S. Supreme Court next year. Joe Biden is refusing to answer questions about whether he and his party would support packing the Supreme Court and ending the Senate filibuster. Indeed, on…
    Mitch Kokai, October 13, 2020
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Julie Havlak reports for Carolina Journal Online on the role of health care costs in the election for N.C. state treasurer. The Daily Journal highlights one federal judge who has used his power judiciously during ongoing election law disputes.
    Mitch Kokai, October 13, 2020
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    Trump convert explains his stance

    David Sound uses a Federalist column to explain why he’s come to around to supporting the incumbent president. Even though I had voted for every Republican presidential candidate since 1980, I didn’t vote for Donald Trump in 2016. Many Republican nominees had been huge disappointments to me, and…
    Mitch Kokai, October 12, 2020