Politics (page 10)

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    Romney as the new McCain

    Emily Ward of the Washington Examiner probes Mitt Romney’s new role as U.S. senator. Mitt Romney, the 2012 GOP nominee, is setting himself up as the Republican in the Senate who is most willing to criticize President Trump and block his agenda. With the death of McCain, the…
    Mitch Kokai, May 21, 2019
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    Socialism and taking

    Kyle Smith of National Review Online challenges a popular myth about socialism. The snakiest of snake-oil pitches goes like this: Give us some of your freedom and we’ll take care of you. Socialists have been making similar claims back as far as Plato. The end result doesn’t have…
    Mitch Kokai, May 21, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    John Trump reports for Carolina Journal Online on a bill heading to the governor that would loosen North Carolina’s restrictions on craft brewers. The Daily Journal focuses on two opinion columns that could influence the Republican primary in North Carolina’s 2020 U.S. Senate race.
    Mitch Kokai, May 21, 2019
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    Trump’s folk hero factor

    Gordon Wysong offers American Thinker readers an interesting take on President Trump‘s continued popularity among his devoted base. How has Trump maintained his base through all the adversity of the last three years? Surprisingly, the explanation is simple. His critics haven’t talked to the people, but instead, have…
    Mitch Kokai, May 20, 2019
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    Iran hysteria as replacement for Russian collusion hysteria

    Warren Henry of the Federalist ponders the recent hubbub over President Trump’s approach to Iran. Were the establishment media to be believed, President Trump is spoiling for a shooting war with Iran. In articles mostly targeting fiercely mustachioed National Security Adviser John Bolton, The New York Times, CNN,…
    Mitch Kokai, May 17, 2019
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    Biden’s lead and name recognition

    Joe Biden is the clear front-runner in the 2020 Democratic presidential election campaign. Emily Larsen of the Washington Examiner ponders whether that lead is based solely on name recognition. Joe Biden’s lead in early Democratic presidential primary polls is in part due to name recognition, a point underscored…
    Mitch Kokai, May 17, 2019
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis will face a Republican primary challenge in 2020 from conservative author and businessman Garland Tucker. Rick Henderson analyzes Tucker’s electoral bid. He also discusses other developments in North Carolina’s next Senate race for the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Jordan Roberts spells…
    Mitch Kokai, May 17, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal Online on expert assessments of North Carolina’s 9th District congressional race. Terry Stoops’ Daily Journal explains how talking to parents can help explain the appeal of public charter schools.
    Mitch Kokai, May 17, 2019