Politics (page 2)

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    More than just resistance

    Mark Penn writes at FoxNews.com that people expect Democrats in Congress to do more than just fight Donald Trump. Results not resistance. That’s what I think the American public was expecting when they brought Democrats back into power in the House. But instead, echoing Hillary Clinton’s ill-fated 2016…
    Mitch Kokai, January 14, 2019
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    D.C. Democrats and a takeover of state elections

    J. Christian Adams sounds the alarm at PJMedia.com about one of the first plans unveiled by newly ascendant U.S. House Democrats. If you thought the midterm elections had problems, wait until you learn about Nancy Pelosi’s plan to terminate state control over American elections. Democrats in Congress have…
    Mitch Kokai, January 14, 2019
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    Terrorism or Trump?

    Hank Berrien reports for the Daily Wire that a top U.S. House Democrat wants to make a disturbing shift in congressional investigations of terrorism. The Democrat who has taken over the House Foreign Affairs Committee has indicated that he will eliminate the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Terrorism…
    Mitch Kokai, January 14, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online that Republican Mark Harris believes he will be seated as North Carolina’s 9th District congressman. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains why North Carolina should build on regulatory reforms that are working.
    Mitch Kokai, January 14, 2019
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    That’s not an argument

    James Meigs shares with Commentary magazine readers an interesting take on today’s political arguments. There is another style of argument, one that doesn’t trouble itself with pesky facts at all. British writer C.S. Lewis dubbed this style “Bulverism,” after a fictional character he called Ezekiel Bulver. He imagined…
    Mitch Kokai, January 11, 2019
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    So much for bipartisan cooperation

    Republican U.S. Rep. Andy Biggs shares his concerns with Washington Examiner readers about proposed U.S. House rules under new Speaker Nancy Pelosi. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and the Democrats have proposed rules of the House of Representatives that will emasculate the Republican wins over the past two…
    Mitch Kokai, January 11, 2019
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    The border wall fight and the federal government’s bond rating

    Kevin Williamson of National Review Online focuses on one potential long-term impact of the current fight over border wall funding. Physically securing the southern border was understood to be a valuable if not dispositive reform until it became the shiny prize in the mud-wrestling match currently underway in…
    Mitch Kokai, January 11, 2019
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    North Carolina individuals and businesses will see another income tax cut this year. Individual taxpayers will also see more of their money exempted from the tax man. Becki Gray analyzes these tax changes for the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Terry Stoops assesses the significance of…
    Mitch Kokai, January 11, 2019