Politics (page 3)

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    ‘Governor No’ extends his veto record

    With eight new vetoes announced today, Gov. Roy Cooper extends his record for most pieces of legislation vetoed by a single N.C. chief executive. Today’s vetoes include bills to reopen exercise and fitness centers; amusement parks, arcades, and venues; and skating rinks and bowling alleys. He vetoed a bill to…
    Mitch Kokai, July 2, 2020
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    Virologist ponders the ‘mask wars’

    Chris von Csefalvay writes for City Journal about the political debate surrounding face masks. As states begin to reopen and America tries to recreate normalcy, masks have replaced social distancing as the new moral statement. Just as adherence to lockdowns was framed by many as a sign of…
    Mitch Kokai, July 2, 2020
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    Democratic elites might not like what they get

    Steve McCann describes in an American Thinker column what he calls a “fatal flaw” in Democratic elites’ electoral plan. Today, the two dominant factions within the party are the ultra-wealthy beneficiaries of capitalism plus college educated sanctimonious elites (collectively the vast bulk of the ruling class) on the…
    Mitch Kokai, July 2, 2020
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    New citizen counters the anti-American narrative

    Joshua Lawson of the Federalist discusses his new American citizenship. It was the fulfillment of a decades-long dream and is, so far, my happiest memory apart from my wedding day. But if you listen to the corporate media or watch the majority of entertainment produced today, my decision…
    Mitch Kokai, July 2, 2020
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    Virus spikes and Trump’s viability in battleground states

    James Antle of the Washington Examiner highlights Republicans’ growing concerns about disturbing COVID-19 data points in key 2020 election states. Republicans are warily eyeing the resurgence of coronavirus cases in states critical to President Trump’s reelection in November, as much rides on the country’s ability to continue economic…
    Mitch Kokai, July 2, 2020
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal Online that Gov. Roy Cooper has delayed his school reopening announcement without explaining why. Andy Taylor’s Daily Journal ponders the “great debate” about whether to wear face masks in response to COVID-19.
    Mitch Kokai, July 2, 2020
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    Forest v. Cooper officially filed

    Lt. Gov. Dan Forest has filed his lawsuit against Gov. Roy Cooper. The Republican Forest and the Democrat Cooper face each other in the 2020 gubernatorial election. This action is about the rule of law. That the chief executive must follow the law is as old as the idea…
    Mitch Kokai, July 1, 2020
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    Oregon demonstrates vote-by-mail problems

    Jim Pasero and Bridget Barton write for the Washington Examiner about Oregon’s recent experience with voting by mail. If the 2020 pandemic makes vote-by-mail inevitable for this November’s presidential election, the nation needs to know how not to do it the Oregon way, which encourages ballot harvesting. In…
    Mitch Kokai, July 1, 2020