Politics (page 3)

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    Warren, Harris, and a Ferguson lie

    David French of National Review takes two leading Democratic presidential candidates to task. On Friday afternoon, two of the leading contenders in the Democratic presidential primary lied. There’s no other fair way to put it. They flat-out spread fiction, libeled an innocent man, and stoked American divisions —…
    Mitch Kokai, August 13, 2019
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    Man bites dog! CNN highlights Bernie Sanders’ serial falsehoods

    Daniel Dale of CNN.com highlights an inconvenient fact for Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont is once again saying on the campaign trail and in interviews that the US spends twice as much on health care, per capita, as any other country in the…
    Mitch Kokai, August 12, 2019
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    JLF’s Mitch Kokai on Gerrymandering for the Salisbury Post

    In his opinion piece published this week in the Salisbury Post, Mitch Kokai discusses the recently concluded arguments for Common Cause v. Lewis. According to Kokai: Judges in the Common Cause v. Lewis election redistricting trial must answer a relatively simple question: Does the N.C. Constitution limit partisan gerrymandering? Kokai explains that neither the arguments…
    Brenee Goforth, August 9, 2019
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    Echoes of 2004 in the 2020 campaign

    Victor Davis Hanson of National Review Online turns the clock back 15 years. Democrats by 2004 had become obsessed with defeating incumbent President George W. Bush. Four years earlier, in the 2000 election, Bush had won the Electoral College but lost the popular vote. Democrats were still furious…
    Mitch Kokai, August 9, 2019
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    Illiberal democracy panned

    Kevin Williamson of National Review Online focuses on the rush to tyranny among some supposedly liberal politicians. There are two rules for illiberal democracy. The first rule is that during an emergency certain illiberal and anti-democratic measures are necessary to ensure public safety, national security, and the practice…
    Mitch Kokai, August 9, 2019
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    House Democrats close budget chapter

    House Democrats effectively shut the door on a veto override, and with it a new budget agreement for the fiscal year, yesterday. All but four of them signed a commitment letter to uphold Gov. Roy Cooper’s veto. Unless three more decommit or are not present, Republicans will be short of…
    Joseph Coletti, August 8, 2019
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    Assessing the media response to the latest mass shootings

    Andrew Stiles of the Washington Free Beacon explores media reaction to the latest mass shootings in Texas and Ohio. Journalists tend to get especially animated when reporting on and pontificating about gun violence tragedies. Most journalists are human beings, so in many ways this is just a normal…
    Mitch Kokai, August 8, 2019
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    House Democrats fixated on Kavanaugh

    Kevin Daley of the Daily Caller reports on U.S. House Democrats’ efforts to besmirch the newest U.S. Supreme Court justice. Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee asked the National Archives Tuesday to release documents from Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s service in the George W. Bush White House. The request…
    Mitch Kokai, August 8, 2019