Elections (page 7)

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    Don’t mislabel Mayor Pete a moderate

    Christopher Bedford of the Federalist warns against labeling Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg a middle-of-the-road option. What are Pete Buttigieg’s politics? If you read CBS, The Atlantic, The New York Times, The Guardian, and a host of their friends, the former mayor is decidedly a moderate. According to…
    Mitch Kokai, February 4, 2020
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    Democratic primary voters’ mixed response to Bloomberg

    Kevin Williamson of National Review Online ponders Democrats’ reluctance to rally around the former New York City mayor. Bloomberg has plans, too — but, unlike Warren, Sanders, Biden, et al., he has a pretty good record for bringing those plans to fruition.  … … What’s the Democrats’ case…
    Mitch Kokai, February 4, 2020
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    Democrats and democrats

    Daniel McCarthy argues in a Spectator column that the former are no longer the latter. On the one hand, they say that the case against Donald Trump is open-and-shut: so utterly persuasive in objective terms that only the Senate Republicans’ bad faith has prevented them from admitting it.
    Mitch Kokai, February 3, 2020
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    “Don Lemon is a bigot—and like most bigots, he’s an ignorant one as well.”

    That’s the conclusion of an eye-opening post by Jim Lindgren at the Volokh Conspiracy: The fracas over Don Lemon of CNN laughing at his panel’s insults about the intelligence of Trump supporters raises a larger issue: the ignorant belief that Trump supporters are much…
    Jon Guze, January 31, 2020
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    Snapshot of the Day: 36 Open U.S. House Seats So Far This Cycle

    The folks at Pew Research have posted interesting data about the upcoming U.S. House election. Pew writes that, as of late January, there are 36 open U.S. House seats — with possibly more to come. As of Jan. 28, 28 representatives (22 Republicans and six Democrats) have announced…
    Donna Martinez, January 31, 2020
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    Steyer, Soros groups target Republican U.S. Senate leader

    Joe Schoffstall of the Washington Free Beacon reports on the latest campaign bankrolled by high-profile left-wing billionaires. Liberal groups heavily financed by Democratic presidential candidate Tom Steyer and billionaire George Soros are part of a new coalition launched to attack Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) and…
    Mitch Kokai, January 31, 2020
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    Does Bloomberg’s presidential run qualify as ‘folly’?

    John McCormack of National Review Online takes aim at the former New York City mayor’s campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination. Michael Bloomberg’s campaign has been more successful than many thought possible when he jumped into the Democratic primary very late in the process. What could have been…
    Mitch Kokai, January 31, 2020
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    The John Locke Foundation welcomes a new CEO as it prepares for a fourth decade advancing liberty in North Carolina. Amy O. Cooke discusses her new role during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. John Hood offers 2020 election projections. New York University political scientist Bruce…
    Mitch Kokai, January 31, 2020