Politics

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    Pelosi as Trump’s stooge

    Kyle Smith offers New York Post readers a theory about impeachment’s likely impact for the speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives. The more Nancy Pelosi tries to get people to take her seriously, the more ridiculous she is. During the impeachment vote, it was, “Everyone will take…
    Mitch Kokai, January 20, 2020
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    Cowen touts Trump’s trade dealings with China

    Tyler Cowen offers Japan Times readers a positive assessment of President Trump’s latest trade announcement. It is too early to give a final assessment of the U.S.-China trade deal, the details of which have just been published, but it’s not too soon for a provisional opinion: China is…
    Mitch Kokai, January 20, 2020
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal Online about arguments over links between school spending and student performance. John Hood’s Daily Journal warns that partisan battles will extend beyond just the suburbs in North Carolina this year.
    Mitch Kokai, January 20, 2020
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    Impeachment and the 2020 election

    Bill Livingstone muses at the American Thinker about Democrats’ impeachment strategy. For Democrats, impeaching the president has never been the issue. The issue is the 2020 election. Here’s the political map facing the Democrats. The economy is roaring, unemployment is at an all-time low for black Americans, Hispanic…
    Mitch Kokai, January 17, 2020
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    A Democratic Party war

    Christopher Bedford argues at the Federalist that the Democratic Party faces a “war” that will “destroy lives and change our country.” The far-left of the Democratic Party is out of the spotlight. Out of the spotlight, but clearly still within the crosshairs of their colleagues. Its young congressional…
    Mitch Kokai, January 17, 2020
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    Why Trump touts Sanders

    Rob Crilly of the Washington Examiner ponders President Trump’s comments that seem to promote Democratic rival Bernie Sanders. President Trump and his aides are trying to boost Bernie Sanders ahead of the Iowa caucuses as they seek to secure a hard-line socialist opponent in November’s election, according to…
    Mitch Kokai, January 17, 2020
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    Postponing the Trump impeachment

    Andrew McCarthy argues at National Review Online that Congress ought to delay the planned impeachment trial of President Trump. Two things happened simultaneously on Wednesday: (a) The House of Representatives transmitted to the Senate two articles of impeachment approved on straight partisan lines a month ago, and (b)…
    Mitch Kokai, January 17, 2020
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    North Carolina has good reasons to celebrate as National School Choice Week approaches. Terry Stoops recaps recent school choice gains during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Jay Schweikert of the libertarian Cato Institute explains why his group is endorsing North Carolina’s efforts to reform state…
    Mitch Kokai, January 17, 2020