Politics (page 3)

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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal Online on expert assessments of North Carolina’s 9th District congressional race. Terry Stoops’ Daily Journal explains how talking to parents can help explain the appeal of public charter schools.
    Mitch Kokai, May 17, 2019
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    Smooth sailing for Trump?

    Conrad Black explains at National Review Online why he believes prospects look good for the re-election of Donald Trump. The full proportions of the debacle that awaits the Democrats next fall is starting to penetrate their complacent disdain and revulsion toward President Trump. Rank-and-file Democrats are so ecstatic…
    Mitch Kokai, May 16, 2019
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    CJ reports: Latest Civitas Poll shows likely voters concerned about environment, education spending

    Carolina Journal reports on the latest Civitas Poll results. Most North Carolina voters think the media has covered Robert Mueller’s investigation too much, but a majority also approve of Mueller’s performance as special counsel. The data comes from the latest Civitas Institute statewide survey. The conservative public policy…
    Anna Manning, May 15, 2019
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    Martin Center column critiques plan to forgive student debt

    Preston Cooper writes for the Martin Center about misguided proposals to forgive college student debt. The time-honored American tradition of outlandish political promises continues apace. Now, the spotlight is on student debt. Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren added to the debate recently when she put forward a proposal to…
    Mitch Kokai, May 15, 2019
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    Daily Journal: Odd-year primaries yield normal outcomes

    John Hood writes for Carolina Journal‘s Daily Journal: Congressional elections in odd-numbered years? Odd is certainly one way to describe what many North Carolinians are experiencing right now. But in some ways, the special elections of 2019 are confirming rather than breaking the political rules. Those elections are in…
    Anna Manning, May 15, 2019
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    Back to the Obama years? Cal Thomas says, ‘No, thanks’

    Cal Thomas explains at FoxNews.com why he’s not a fan of former Vice President Joe Biden’s approach to the 2020 presidential election campaign. Joe Biden, the leading Democrat in the overcrowded presidential sweepstakes (there are more of them running than horses in the recent Kentucky Derby), appears to…
    Mitch Kokai, May 15, 2019
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    Biden on China: Nothing to see here, move along

    Emily Larsen of the Washington Examiner reports on former Vice President Joe Biden’s lack of concern about an American rivalry with China. Former Vice President Joe Biden suggested on Monday that China’s economy or influence could not exceed that of the U.S., yet another turn for the 2020…
    Mitch Kokai, May 15, 2019
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    China’s strategy labeled ‘brilliant, insidious’

    Victor Davis Hanson of National Review Online explores the communist Chinese government’s recent actions. The Chinese Communist government does not have so much a strategy to translate its economic ascendance into global hegemony as several strategies. All of them are brilliantly insidious. On matters of trade, China is…
    Mitch Kokai, May 15, 2019