Politics (page 4)

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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Andrew Dunn reports for Carolina Journal Online that the General Assembly is considering adding right-to-work protections to the N.C. Constitution. One CJ Opinion piece explains how the N.C. Senate’s proposed income tax cut would benefit everyone, especially those at the lower end of the income scale. Ray Nothstine’s…
    Mitch Kokai, April 8, 2021
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    Trump’s PAC has $85 million. What will he do with it?

    He’s back, and now the former president’s political action committee is poised to wield incredible impact in the upcoming elections. Former President Donald Trump’s political action committee has amassed a war chest of more than $85 million as he builds an operation meant to take on his enemies…
    Donna Martinez, April 7, 2021
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    A logical GOP response to false claims of racism

    Joy Pullmann of the Federalist offers an interesting suggestion to Republicans who are bound to be accused of racism under any circumstances. [W]hy are we playing this stupid game? Why are Georgia’s Republicans play-acting about the reasonability of their law in response to people who very obviously don’t…
    Mitch Kokai, April 7, 2021
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    Georgia voting law shows division between GOP, big business

    David Drucker of the Washington Examiner highlights a political fault line exposed by Georgia’s new voting law. The cozy relationship between corporate America and the Republican Party is unraveling after top brands denounced Georgia for enacting a new GOP voting law to satisfy complaints from former President Donald…
    Mitch Kokai, April 7, 2021
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    New Yorkers to pay as Cuomo tries to buy his way out of scandal

    Kyle Smith writes at National Review Online about the price tag associated with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s campaign to save his own skin. New York’s budget (which was due last week but is tardy as usual) is on the verge of passing with a provision that would…
    Mitch Kokai, April 7, 2021
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    The Cooper Plan: Spend Big and Borrow Big

    Spend big. It’s the Cooper way, as evidenced by his new budget proposal, which increases spending by 11.6 percent for fiscal year (FY) 2021-22. A review by Locke analysts notes the increase is $2.8 billion more than the state budgeted for this year. But for Gov. Cooper, spending big…
    Donna Martinez, April 6, 2021
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    Who are today’s Ronald Reagan and Johnny Carson?

    Over the weekend I sat down with a book I pick up occasionally and read a few pages chosen at random. I was too young to fully appreciate Johnny Carson’s humor and interviewing skills during his prime. It’s only through watching “The Tonight Show” on You Tube that I’ve become…
    Donna Martinez, April 6, 2021
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    Biden’s bogus bipartisanship and the U.S. House’s future

    David Catron of the American Spectator argues that President Biden’s questionable approach to bipartisanship is likely to cost Democrats control of the U.S. House of Representatives. Despite his pledge to work across the aisle with Republicans, Biden never had any intention of doing so. This became manifestly obvious…
    Mitch Kokai, April 6, 2021