Obama

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    Socially isolated voters

    Donald Trump elicited the same kind of hopeful expectation among his voters in 2016 that Barack Obama did among his voters in 2008 and 2012. In his forthcoming book, Alienated America, Tim Carney takes another look at who those Trump voters were and finds that many of them identified…
    Joseph Coletti, January 30, 2019
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    Hanson decries a ‘perpetual presidency’

    Victor Davis Hanson of National Review Online takes note of former President Barack Obama’s response to his successor’s administration. Obama’s charges are paradoxical. On one hand, Obama seems to believe that he, rather than Trump, should be credited with the current economic boom and the emergence of the…
    Mitch Kokai, December 7, 2018
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    Obama isn’t going away

    Joe Schoffstall of the Washington Free Beacon highlights the latest evidence that former President Barack Obama will continue to play a visible role on the American political scene. Contributions to President Barack Obama’s foundation skyrocketed last year as the group hauled in more than $230 million, its most…
    Mitch Kokai, November 30, 2018
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    How flawed media coverage of Obama continues to influence current debates

    Barack Obama left the White House nearly two years ago. But David French argues at National Review Online that the media’s skewed approach toward the former president has an ongoing impact on American policy debates. One of the more frustrating aspects of our current political debate is the…
    Mitch Kokai, November 29, 2018
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    Does President Trump deserve credit for the booming American economy? How about former President Barack Obama? Roy Cordato analyzes the competing claims for credit during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Jordan Roberts explains Association Health Plans and their possible role in health care reform. Dr.
    Mitch Kokai, November 23, 2018
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    Obama as electoral Kryptonite

    Rachel Stoltzfoos of the Federalist reviews the 44th president’s impact on elections in battleground states. Former President Barack Obama went on a campaign blitz for Democrats in the weeks leading up to the midterm election, but has little to show for his efforts. Candidates in four of the…
    Mitch Kokai, November 12, 2018
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    Obama’s impact

    Tiana Lowe argues in a Washington Examiner column that former President Barack Obama was one of Tuesday night’s electoral losers. Even after decimating Democratic state legislators while in office and setting up his own party to lose the White House to Donald Trump, the myth of a unifying…
    Mitch Kokai, November 8, 2018
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    Did Obama Impose Much Harsher Penalties on Illegal Border-Crossers than His Predecessors?

    Why yes, yes he did! What’s more, according to a newly released paper called, “Deterring Illegal Entry: Migrant Sanctions and Recidivism in Border Apprehensions,” Obama’s get-tough approach worked. Here’s the abstract: In this paper, we use administrative records from the U.S. Border Patrol to examine how penalizing…
    Jon Guze, October 2, 2018