Politics (page 14)

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    Nixon’s resignation reconsidered

    Nixon White House insider Geoff Shepard writes for the American Spectator about his fresh examination of the circumstances surrounding the 39th president‘s resignation. Nixon remains the only living president to have left office before completing his term. There is no question that Nixon was on the ropes and…
    Mitch Kokai, December 16, 2019
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    Snapshot of the Day

    A recent Quinnipiac poll shows interesting voter views on which major political party is better at handling particular issues. Details here.
    Donna Martinez, December 16, 2019
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    Barone searches for surprises in the 2020 Democratic race

    Michael Barone uses a New York Post column to analyze unusual developments in the Democratic presidential contest. Some recent news stories verge on the bizarre: the House Democrats’ futile fuss over impeachment, Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s acceptance of President Trump’s US-Canada-Mexico trade treaty. But they’re not as bizarre, or…
    Mitch Kokai, December 16, 2019
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    Democrats who cried wolf

    J.T. Young compares congressional Democrats to a famous fable character in an American Spectator column. Democrats crying “impeachment” are the boy who cried “wolf.” Like the boy in the fable, they will find they have worn out the cry. And like the boy, they will be the ones…
    Mitch Kokai, December 16, 2019
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    Biden’s bizarre take on the British election

    Editors at the New York Sun question Democratic presidential contender Joe Biden‘s response to last week’s British elections. Talk about chutzpah. The vote to empower Prime Minister Boris Johnson to get Brexit done is being seized upon by Vice President Biden as a sign that the ex-veep should…
    Mitch Kokai, December 16, 2019
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    Biden wants to restore campus kangaroo courts

    Inez Feltscher Stepman writes for the Federalist about one of Democratic presidential contender Joe Biden’s disturbing campaign promises. Joe Biden has learned nothing from the Title IX due process disaster plaguing America’s campuses. The former vice president has released a plan on his website to restore the Obama…
    Mitch Kokai, December 13, 2019
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    Panning the articles of impeachment

    Andrew McCarthy of National Review Online takes a dim view of the reasons congressional Democrats have put forward for proceeding with presidential impeachment. Democrats rolled out two articles of impeachment against President Trump on Tuesday, alleging abuse of power and obstruction. As noted over the weekend, I had…
    Mitch Kokai, December 13, 2019
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    Now that a three-judge panel has accepted North Carolina’s new congressional election map, the state’s redistricting battles are at least temporarily over. Rick Henderson assesses the impact of new election maps for the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. You’ll also hear Superior Court Judge Paul Ridgeway’s…
    Mitch Kokai, December 13, 2019