Elections (page 8)

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    Money and action in civil society

    A recent essay provided as examples of reclaiming civil society: “an independent voter organizing project…[that] ultimately elected a progressive woman as a county commissioner in a conservative rural county.” So much for civil society as neighbors helping neighbors and the lesson of the Good Samaritan who used his own money…
    Joseph Coletti, January 30, 2020
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    Federalist columnist worried that Bloomberg isn’t actually running for president

    Christopher Bedford explains in a Federalist column why he believes former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg isn’t really running for president. There is very good reason to believe Michael Bloomberg isn’t actually running for president. Of course, there is plenty of evidence to the contrary. For one,…
    Mitch Kokai, January 30, 2020
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    NeverTrumpers and Bernie

    David Drucker of the Washington Examiner explores never-Trump Republicans’ approach to a possible presidential matchup between their chief antagonist and socialist Bernie Sanders. The rise of socialist Bernie Sanders is frustrating Never Trump Republicans who are hoping the Democratic Party nominates a consensus, center-left presidential candidate they are…
    Mitch Kokai, January 30, 2020
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    Warren’s woes in early election states

    Andrew Stiles of the Washington Free Beacon documents bad news for Elizabeth Warren’s presidential prospects. We’ll probably never know exactly what Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) told Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.) during their private meeting in 2018. She says he told her a woman couldn’t win the…
    Mitch Kokai, January 30, 2020
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    Democratic voters disagree with Sanders, Warren on defunding charter schools

    Charles Fain Lehman of the Washington Free Beacon highlights interesting polling data involving Democratic voters and charter schools. A majority of Democratic primary voters, as well as black and Latino voters, say they would be less likely to vote for a 2020 contender who would stop funding charter…
    Mitch Kokai, January 29, 2020
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    The impact of Warren’s energy policies

    David Bahnsen writes at National Review Online about the potential negative consequences of Elizabeth Warren’s campaign promises. Despite her claim to be running a campaign for middle-class America, Warren has advocated taxing carbon emissions, including through a cap-and-trade marketplace, a policy that disproportionately hurts those in the most…
    Mitch Kokai, January 29, 2020
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Brooke Conrad reports for Carolina Journal Online on the challenges for unaffiliated candidates seeking elected office in North Carolina. John Hood’s Daily Journal highlights freedom’s growth in North Carolina.
    Mitch Kokai, January 29, 2020
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    Biden tries to ‘outwoke’ the competition

    Miranda Devine writes for the New York Post about Joe Biden‘s recent strategy in the Democratic presidential nomination contest. Joe Biden doesn’t sound very moderate when he says there is “no room for compromise” on “transgender equality.” It is the “civil rights issue of our time,” he tweeted…
    Mitch Kokai, January 28, 2020