Politics (page 12)

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    The impact of Biden’s S.C. win on Bernie

    John Fund argues at National Review Online that the South Carolina primary did not change the overall trajectory of the Democratic presidential contest. Joe Biden captured 61 percent of the African-American vote in South Carolina on Saturday, allowing him to beat Bernie Sanders easily statewide. Biden now has…
    Mitch Kokai, March 3, 2020
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Brooke Conrad reports for Carolina Journal Online what N.C. voters need to know for Super Tuesday. The Daily Journal highlights a 30-year-old political science textbook that reminds us many of our political debates are not new to the Age of Trump.
    Mitch Kokai, March 3, 2020
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    Slowing down the socialism train

    That’s how editors of the Washington Examiner describe this weekend’s vote from South Carolina Democrats. That state’s presidential primary voters don’t seem thrilled about embracing full-fledged socialism. Heading into South Carolina, it appeared that Democrats were taking the express train to socialism. Sen. Bernie Sanders arguably won the…
    Mitch Kokai, March 2, 2020
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    Bernie yearns for the Denmark that Denmarkers rejected

    Paul Mirengoff of the Power Line blog explores Democratic presidential front-runner Bernie Sanders’ particular brand of socialism. Whenever Bernie Sanders’s socialism comes up in the Democratic debates, he deflects criticism by saying he favors something along the lines of Denmark’s model. Sanders’s debate rivals almost invariably let this…
    Mitch Kokai, March 2, 2020
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    A newcomer’s take on a Trump rally

    Andrea Widburg writes for the American Thinker about her first trip to a campaign rally led by President Trump. Everything you’ve heard about a Trump rally is true: It is a coming together of a broad swath of people who still believe in the Constitution and the promise…
    Mitch Kokai, March 2, 2020
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Julie Havlak reports for Carolina Journal Online on legislation that would ease occupational licensing barriers for veterans. John Hood’s Daily Journal explores voters’ perceptions of the two major political parties.
    Mitch Kokai, March 2, 2020
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    A handy list to have if Bernie Sanders ends up winning the Democratic nomination

    David Drucker of the Washington Examiner is compiling a list of Democrats who believe Bernie Sanders would be a terrible presidential nominee. As Sanders, 78, has cemented front-runner status in the Democratic primary, veteran party operatives, prominent liberal figures and elected officials are sounding the alarm. It’s not…
    Mitch Kokai, February 28, 2020