Politics (page 2)

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    Presidential impeachment trivialized

    Andrew McCarthy of National Review Online laments congressional Democrats’ approach to the possible impeachment of President Trump. … [R]elying on impeachment as the go-to response to presidential overreach — real or alleged — has manifest downsides. To build their political case, Democrats frame every dispute with President Trump…
    Mitch Kokai, October 21, 2019
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    Beto O’Rourke’s legacy

    Former Texas congressman Beto O’Rourke is unlikely to win the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination. But Guy Benson argues in a TownHall.com column that O’Rourke will leave a legacy to American political discourse. Beto O’Rourke, who is still running for president, has been in ‘say anything’ mode for months.
    Mitch Kokai, October 21, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Julie Havlak reports for Carolina Journal Online that a lawsuit and lack of funding are not blocking North Carolina’s moved toward Medicaid managed care. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains why states tend to do a better job of governing than the federal government does.
    Mitch Kokai, October 21, 2019
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    Biden compares two leading rivals to Trump

    Nic Rowan of the Washington Free Beacon reports on former Vice President Joe Biden’s latest crack aimed at two leading opponents in the Democratic presidential race. Former vice president Joe Biden attacked Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.) and Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.), comparing their support of Medicare for…
    Mitch Kokai, October 18, 2019
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    Hanson asks whether America is becoming ‘Sinicized’

    No, this has nothing to do with sin — at least not directly. Victor Davis Hanson writes for National Review Online about China’s impact on American life. U.S. foreign policy toward China seemed to be based on the belief that the more China modernized and the more affluent…
    Mitch Kokai, October 18, 2019
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    Warren’s tax dodge

    Jim Geraghty of National Review highlights Democratic presidential contender Elizabeth Warren’s obfuscation about the tax impacts of her policy proposals. If you want a Scandinavian-style welfare state, you’ll need a Scandinavian-style tax code to pay for it. Bernie Sanders is willing to admit as much. … … Elizabeth…
    Mitch Kokai, October 18, 2019
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    National Democratic leaders want their candidate for the 2020 U.S. Senate race to avoid grass-roots campaigning and instead raise as much money as possible for negative ads against the Republican incumbent. That was the gist of a secret recording that emerged recently in the campaign. Rick Henderson analyzes the impact…
    Mitch Kokai, October 18, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Brooke Conrad reports for Carolina Journal Online on tax and bond measures voters will face in North Carolina in November. Becki Gray’s Daily Journal focuses on the need to fix North Carolina’s election redistricting process.
    Mitch Kokai, October 18, 2019