Politics (page 16)

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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Brooke Conrad reports for Carolina Journal Online on Republican judicial candidates running as a team in 2020. Becki Gray’s Daily Journal reviews the long 2019 N.C. legislative session.
    Mitch Kokai, December 6, 2019
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    Progressive attacks on the Electoral College

    John Daniel Davidson of the Federalist documents progressive politicians’ latest attacks on a basic element of American constitutional government. On Monday, Sen. Elizabeth Warren reiterated her view that the Electoral College should be abolished and U.S. presidents should be elected by popular vote. “My goal is to get…
    Mitch Kokai, December 4, 2019
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    Warren’s latest ‘good for thee, not for me’ moment

    Collin Anderson of the Washington Free Beacon details a piece of Democratic presidential contender Elizabeth Warren’s past that she might like to forget. The Haverford School’s leafy campus, arched doorways, and neatly uniformed boys would seem to denote the sort of class and privilege that Sen. Elizabeth Warren…
    Mitch Kokai, December 4, 2019
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    Snapshot of the Day

    From Real Clear Politics comes a fascinating chart that shows a comparison of job approval rating averages between President Barack Obama in December 2011, and President Donald Trump today. The raw percentages are listed below the chart on the RCP page.  …
    Donna Martinez, December 3, 2019
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    Progressives and nihilism

    J.L. Johnson describes for American Thinker readers the “new nihilists.” To the philosopher, nihilism means that nothing in the universe matters or has any significance. Political nihilism takes the philosopher’s theorem and applies it to existing social and political institutions, thereby clearing the way for their replacement. Surprisingly,…
    Mitch Kokai, December 3, 2019
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    Heading toward winter, signs of Chinese discontent

    Helen Raleigh writes for the Federalist about recent revelations involving the usually inscrutable communist Chinese government. Beijing usually takes pride in its tight grip of the information that flows inside and outside of China. However, several recent incidents seem to reveal that Beijing’s iron fist may be losing…
    Mitch Kokai, December 3, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Brooke Conrad reports for Carolina Journal Online on a three-judge panel’s decision to uphold North Carolina’s new congressional map. The Daily Journal argues that the congressional map itself tells a different story than the one Democratic partisans tried to sell.
    Mitch Kokai, December 3, 2019
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    Columnist identifies a Trump ‘superpower’

    Scott Jennings writes for USA Today about a unique factor favoring the incumbent president. In 2016, Donald Trump’s message of busting political correctness won him the White House. Rejecting the Democratic Party’s identity politics run amok was a sneaky good strategy, working like a charm among working-class voters…
    Mitch Kokai, December 2, 2019