Politics (page 11)

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    Exploring the roots of our partisan divide

    Christopher Caldwell explores the American partisan political divide in the latest edition of Hillsdale College’s Imprimis. American society today is divided by party and by ideology in a way it has perhaps not been since the Civil War. I have just published a book that, among other things,…
    Mitch Kokai, March 4, 2020
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    Expect Democrats to unite around Bernie when he wins

    Becket Adams argues in a Washington Examiner column that no one should be expect Democrats to engage in the same degree of infighting that Republicans faced after their 2016 presidential nomination process concluded. Enjoy the Democratic infighting over Sen. Bernie Sanders’s primary candidacy while it lasts. The intraparty…
    Mitch Kokai, March 4, 2020
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    Cunningham, Texas Democrat face complaints

    Collin Anderson of the Washington Free Beacon details election complaints involving two candidates backed by the national Democratic Party establishment. Two establishment-backed Democratic candidates face accusations of illegally coordinating with a liberal dark money group, according to ethics complaints. … … VoteVets has spent tens of millions of…
    Mitch Kokai, March 4, 2020
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    Bernie and the nonbelievers

    No, that’s not the name of an obscure ’60s rock band. It’s a shorthand description of Rich Lowry‘s latest column at National Review Online. Once upon a time, Bernie Sanders would have had another political vulnerability besides his socialism — namely, his atheism. In 2016, a DNC staffer…
    Mitch Kokai, March 4, 2020
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    National Review columnist ready to say ‘Goodbye, Liz’

    Michael Brendan Dougherty explains at National Review Online why Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren is not destined to win the Democratic presidential nomination. If people wanted the intelligentsia, if they wanted someone on the coasts telling them what to do, Elizabeth Warren would be on her way to the…
    Mitch Kokai, March 4, 2020
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Carolina Journal Online reports on North Carolina’s key primary election results, including Joe Biden’s big win in the Democratic presidential race. John Hood’s Daily Journal highlights key political lessons from the primaries.
    Mitch Kokai, March 4, 2020
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    A warning about election hacking

    Paul Bedard of the Washington Examiner highlights a warning about the integrity of 2020 election results. Hacking experts are warning of a growing potential for attacks on the 2020 election that could leave in doubt who the winner is, leading to political chaos and deeper distrust within the…
    Mitch Kokai, March 3, 2020
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    The impact of Mayor Pete’s departure

    Jim Geraghty of National Review Online ponders the impact of Pete Buttigieg’s decision to drop out of the Democratic presidential contest. A decent number of Buttigieg supporters are now up for grabs in the Super Tuesday states. Buttigieg is at 13.3 percent in the RealClearPolitics polling average of…
    Mitch Kokai, March 3, 2020