Politics (page 4)

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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Don Carrington reports for Carolina Journal Online on legislative reaction to the U.S. Department of Defense’s take on possible N.C. wind farms. Lindsay Marchello reports Civitas polling data on voters’ concerns about the environment and education spending. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains that odd-year congressional primaries in…
    Mitch Kokai, May 15, 2019
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    CJ reports: Strach out, Brinson Bell in at elections board in what GOP calls partisan move

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal: The State Board of Elections ousted Executive Director Kim Strach Monday, May 13, on a party line vote, naming Karen Brinson Bell of Charleston, South Carolina, to replace Strach effective June 1. Strach served six of her 19 years with the state board…
    Anna Manning, May 14, 2019
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    The Voting Gender Gap

    Despite a media narrative that women are disadvantaged by a patriarchal society, women outperform men in a key exercise of freedom: voting. From Pew Research on voting trends: Both men and women turned out at record rates in the 2018 midterm election – mirroring historic turnout increases among…
    Donna Martinez, May 14, 2019
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    Questioning claims of a constitutional crisis

    David Catron writes for the American Spectator about U.S. House Democrats’ recent comments regarding a “constitutional crisis.” The same Beltway braniacs who assured us that the President was in league with Vladimir Putin and sundry other R?sk? reprobates now claim he has precipitated a constitutional crisis. House Judiciary…
    Mitch Kokai, May 14, 2019
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    Dumping Comey

    Margot Cleveland of the Federalist argues that partisans on the political left and right should agree about James Comey’s future in American public life. Democrats and Republicans will never agree on the validity of the outcome of the Hillary Clinton investigation. While Clinton backers believe the former secretary…
    Mitch Kokai, May 14, 2019
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    Senate Democrats’ 2020 plans

    David Drucker of the Washington Examiner reports on leading U.S. Senate Democrats’ approach to the 2020 election campaign. Democratic leaders in the Senate are recalibrating candidate recruitment for 2020, tacitly acknowledging that a strategy of relying heavily on running well-known, establishment figures in competitive contests has delivered unsatisfactory…
    Mitch Kokai, May 14, 2019
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    Don’t tinker with the Senate

    Jay Cost of National Review Online pans proposals to change the composition of the U.S. Senate. In a provocative Sunday opinion piece for the New York Times, Jamelle Bouie takes aim at the United States Senate. It is “is highly undemocratic and strikingly unrepresentative” institution, dominated by a…
    Mitch Kokai, May 14, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online on the controversial shakeup at the top of the state elections board staff. Jordan Roberts’ Daily Journal reminds us that North Carolina’s certificate-of-need process leads government to choose winners and losers among health care providers.
    Mitch Kokai, May 14, 2019