Politics (page 10)

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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Julie Havlak reports for Carolina Journal Online on State Treasurer Dale Folwell’s latest effort to boost hospital participation in his Clear Pricing Project. The Daily Journal highlights one N.C. judge’s concerns about a court ruling shutting down future political debate.
    Mitch Kokai, July 25, 2019
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    China, Russia teaming up against U.S.

    Bill Gertz of the Washington Free Beacon details a disturbing degree of cooperation among two American adversaries. A joint statement issued last month by the leaders of China and Russia reveals growing strategic cooperation between the two nations and their disinformation themes targeting the United States. The June…
    Mitch Kokai, July 24, 2019
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    A worthy congressional investigation … of Hillary

    Tom Fitton of Judicial Watch uses a Daily Caller column to urge a new focus for a congressional corruption investigation. [R]egardless of what Mueller says or doesn’t say, it is critical to remember that this entire enterprise was illegitimate from the start. We arrived here largely because of…
    Mitch Kokai, July 24, 2019
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    Trump and the economy

    Victor Davis Hanson of National Review Online ponders the economy’s impact on President Trump’s re-election chances. The point is not so much “It’s the economy, stupid,” but rather that the economy is the font of all contemporary politics, and it adjudicates the parameters of presidential prerogatives. In the…
    Mitch Kokai, July 24, 2019
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    Forbes wants us to ‘Try Common Sense’

    Count Steve Forbes among those touting Philip Howard‘s latest paean to common sense. Forbes explains why in the latest Forbes magazine. We once were a commonsense, can-do country. Yet we’ve become a place seemingly stuck in molasses, and we are ever more fearful of inadvertently offending…
    Mitch Kokai, July 24, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    John Trump reports for Carolina Journal Online on a bill that would make major changes in North Carolina’s alcohol regulations. John Hood’s Daily Journal reminds us that governing involves more than just taking polls.
    Mitch Kokai, July 24, 2019
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    Mueller, Pelosi, and impeachment

    Susan Ferrechio reports for the Washington Examiner on the potential impact of public testimony this week from special counsel Robert Mueller. Congress last week voted to table articles of impeachment against Trump. It’s the third time Democrats have brought an impeachment measure to the House floor. But 95…
    Mitch Kokai, July 23, 2019
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    McCready in the GOP’s crosshairs

    Charlie Hoffman reports for the Washington Free Beacon on a new campaign targeting Dan McCready, Democratic candidate in North Carolina’s special 9th District congressional election. The Congressional Leadership Fund (CLF) launched a microsite Monday knocking North Carolina Democratic congressional candidate Dan McCready over his solar company’s alleged ties…
    Mitch Kokai, July 23, 2019