Politics (page 5)

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    A critique of Romney’s op-ed

    Ben Shapiro explains at National Review Online why he’s no fan of the recent well-publicized Washington Post op-ed from new Utah Sen. Mitt Romney. The piece hit a bevy of familiar notes: Trump’s lack of character, his vacillating policy preferences, his inability to unite Americans within a meaningful…
    Mitch Kokai, January 4, 2019
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    When Apple chose Austin over Raleigh for its major new expansion project, some N.C. economic developers fretted about another “loss” for the Tar Heel State. Jon Sanders analyzes Apple’s decision for the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Jordan Roberts assesses the significance of a recent federal…
    Mitch Kokai, January 4, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online that Mark Harris will get a chance to argue in court that he should be declared winner of North Carolina’s 9th District congressional election. John Trump’s Daily Journal reminds us that words matter.
    Mitch Kokai, January 4, 2019
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    Facism, Exorcism, and Maintaining Your Sangfroid

    Speaking to those on the left who unreflectively believe the specter of Facism has reared its head in the United States and elsewhere, Mark Lilla offers cautionary advice in response to a critique of a recent essay he wrote on the French Right. For those concerned about the antiliberal forces gaining…
    Kory Swanson, January 3, 2019
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    Boston columnist claims Warren candidacy will make Trump’s day

    Howie Carr explains in a Boston Herald column why he believes U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s presidential bid could end up helping Donald Trump. Consider her own words — the statement that will launch a thousand tweets, and that’s just from POTUS. She wants Americans “to be able to…
    Mitch Kokai, January 3, 2019
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    An interesting lesson from the government ‘shutdown’

    Can you tell that the federal government has “shut down“? If not, Christopher Buskirk offers a Spectator column that helps explain why. [F]or all of the breathless commentary from Beltway media, the reality is that the federal government can’t even shut itself down properly. Only about 25 percent…
    Mitch Kokai, January 3, 2019
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    Daily Caller identifies GOP women to watch in 2019

    Evie Fordham of the Daily Caller highlights Republican women who could register significant accomplishments in the new year. 2018 was a year with plenty of firsts for Republican women — Marsha Blackburn became the first woman to represent Tennessee in the Senate, Kristi Noem was elected South Dakota’s…
    Mitch Kokai, January 3, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online on Gov. Roy Cooper’s decision to drop his plan for an interim state elections board to deal with the 9th Congressional District controversy. Kristen Blair’s Daily Journal focuses on building trust between parents and school teachers.
    Mitch Kokai, January 3, 2019