Politics

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    Reactions to Trump during the coronavirus pandemic

    David Marcus of the Federaliat explores President Trump’s latest approval numbers. Over the past two weeks, President Trump’s overall approval rating and specifically approval of his handling of the Chinese virus have been spiking. You would think that most people would view this as good thing, I mean,…
    Mitch Kokai, March 31, 2020
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    After the love is gone, Elizabeth Warren’s still wrong

    Christine Rosen of Commentary reviews mainstream media outlets’ quixotic attempt to sell Sen. Elizabeth Warren to the voting public. So favorable was the coverage of Warren in the early months of her campaign that supporters of Bernie Sanders felt shortchanged. The progressive magazine In These Times was so…
    Mitch Kokai, March 30, 2020
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    Coronavirus and the Constitution

    Gregory Weiner of the American Enterprise Institute warns against sacrificing important constitutional safeguards while addressing the COVID-19 pandemic. Everything about the coronavirus crisis looks and feels like a war that is all the more unsettling because the enemy is invisible and immune to brute force. Yet amid all…
    Mitch Kokai, March 30, 2020
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    Tom Coburn, R.I.P.

    The news of former U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn’s death at age 72 reminded me of my one conversation with him in 2017. Coburn was in Raleigh at the time to tout the proposed Convention of States.
    Mitch Kokai, March 28, 2020
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    Some possible 2024 contenders differ with Trump on virus

    David Drucker of the Washington Examiner writes about the COVID-19 pandemic’s possible impact on 2024 presidential politics. Prominent Republicans eyeing a 2024 White House bid have placed themselves at the epicenter of efforts to blunt the coronavirus pandemic, with some departing from President Trump by proposing an extended…
    Mitch Kokai, March 27, 2020
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    Biden gets boost from LinkedIn boss

    Joe Schoffstall of the Washington Free Beacon highlights a major backer of the former vice president’s presidential bid. A Silicon Valley billionaire who helped rehab the image of sex offender Jeffrey Epstein is now pouring major cash into the super PAC supporting Joe Biden’s candidacy. The Unite the…
    Mitch Kokai, March 27, 2020
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    The COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic has disrupted everyone’s life. Rick Henderson analyzes the likely impact on 2020 elections for the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Terry Stoops assesses the long-term effects of coronavirus-related school closings. N.C. State economist Michael Walden discusses potential short- and long-term impacts on…
    Mitch Kokai, March 27, 2020
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    Coronavirus and the future of American politics

    Jonah Goldberg asks in a National Review Online column how the COVID-19 pandemic will affect American politics. Stage 2 is the “COVID-19 confirms my priors” period. For many Democrats, the roaring economy of eight weeks ago was the perfect time to push for canceling student debt, establishing a…
    Mitch Kokai, March 26, 2020