Politics (page 13)

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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello and Kari Travis report for Carolina Journal Online on N.C. lawmakers’ efforts to redraw the state’s congressional election map. John Trump’s Daily Journal highlights lessons learned from North Carolina’s latest votes on alcohol sales.
    Mitch Kokai, November 8, 2019
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    Female immigrant and former Democrat explains support for Trump

    Saritha Prabhu explains in a Federalist column why she supports President Trump, regardless of characteristics that might prompt pundits to assign her to the opposite political camp. As a voter who lives far away from the Beltway bubble, I increasingly find myself harboring an uncomfortable secret: I like…
    Mitch Kokai, November 7, 2019
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    Comparing Trump and Warren

    Jonah Goldberg argues at National Review Online that President Trump and one of his chief antagonists have more in common than you might think. Hold on. I know: Going by their personal lives, their demeanors, and their ideological agendas, they’re apples and oranges. But apples and oranges actually…
    Mitch Kokai, November 7, 2019
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    Panning right-of-center punditry on college campuses

    David Hines argues in a Federalist column that conservatives should stop funding pundits’ trips to college campuses. It’s fall, which means the college speakers are flocking toward the campuses. That brings a question to mind: why are conservatives so obsessed with the idea of high-profile conservatives speaking to…
    Mitch Kokai, November 6, 2019
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    The downside of ‘free’ college

    Yuichiro Kakutani of the Washington Free Beacon highlights a new study that explores a key problem with Democratic proposals for “free” college. The “free” college plans touted by Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.) and other Democratic presidential hopefuls will require radical tax hikes and leave 86 percent of…
    Mitch Kokai, November 6, 2019
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    Considering Trump’s tax returns

    Andrew McCarthy of National Review Online probes the latest developments in the debate over publicizing the president’s tax returns. In the seminal case of United States v. Nixon (1974), the Supreme Court held that President Nixon himself was required to produce information that was (i) in his possession,…
    Mitch Kokai, November 6, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Kari Travis reports for Carolina Journal Online on N.C. lawmakers starting the work of redrawing the state’s congressional election map. John Hood’s Daily Journal sorts through political spin surrounding new standardized public school test scores.
    Mitch Kokai, November 6, 2019
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    Conservative happiness, generosity, and purposefulness

    Glenn Stanton writes for the Federalist about good news for conservatives. Who’s happier, finds more meaning in life, and is more generous to the poor — liberals or conservatives? Liberals, right? Garrison Keillor voiced the conventional wisdom: “Liberalism is the politics of kindness.” … … Well, not if…
    Mitch Kokai, November 5, 2019