Politics

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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Carolina Journal Online highlights today’s move of the “NC SPIN” political TV program to UNC-TV. Jon Sanders’ Daily Journal explains why an increase in the government-mandated minimum wage would hurt the poor.
    Mitch Kokai, January 19, 2018
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    So much for the Oprah buzz

    Anna Giaritelli of the Washington Examiner highlights polling data that suggest media superstar Oprah Winfrey might want to think twice about a presidential bid. More than half of U.S. voters want Oprah Winfrey to stay out of the 2020 presidential race, according to a Morning Consult/Politico poll released…
    Mitch Kokai, January 18, 2018
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    Challenging the mantra that ‘diversity is strength’

    Jonah Goldberg once wrote a book about the “tyranny of cliches.” Perhaps that’s why he takes a special interest in the oft-cited notion that America’s strength is based on its diversity. National Review Online readers benefit from Goldberg’s insights. Senator Lindsey Graham (R., S.C.) says he scolded the…
    Mitch Kokai, January 18, 2018
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online on a judicial expert’s new report suggesting that North Carolina’s current system of partisan elections is the best way to select the state’s judges. Jon Guze’s Daily Journal questions Google’s commitment to its motto: “Don’t be evil.”…
    Mitch Kokai, January 18, 2018
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    Clinton’s continuing negative impact on the Democratic Party

    Thomas Phippen of the Daily Caller reports on efforts to rebuild the national Democratic Party after its shocking 2016 presidential loss. One year into his mission to fix the Democratic National Committee, chairman Tom Perez says the task is far more challenging than he anticipated. “I knew it…
    Mitch Kokai, January 17, 2018
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    Trump’s relationship with the GOP

    Sarah Westwood of the Washington Examiner reports on President Trump’s interactions with other Republicans heading into this midterm election year. Republicans who once questioned President Trump’s competence or called him a “jackass” have spent recent weeks singing his praises and joining him on Air Force One as the…
    Mitch Kokai, January 16, 2018
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    National Review editors explore the … storm … surrounding Trump’s comments

    Editors at National Review place President Trump‘s latest controversial comments in context. The latest all-consuming Trump controversy is over his remarks in an Oval Office meeting that he doesn’t want people coming here from “sh**hole” countries (although he may have really said “sh**house” countries, for those who are…
    Mitch Kokai, January 16, 2018
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal Online on concerns surrounding a bill designed to “throttle” North Carolina’s costliest regulations. The Daily Journal questions whether the U.S. Supreme Court will accept lower courts’ plans to have outside experts — called “special masters” — draw North Carolina’s new legislative and…
    Mitch Kokai, January 16, 2018