Politics (page 6)

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    An anti-endorsement of Elizabeth Warren

    Editors at the Washington Examiner tell us what they really think about U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren‘s presidential bid. Although she says the problem starts in Washington, with a “bought and paid for” government, she inexplicably wants to give the government more power. Big government is a home game…
    Mitch Kokai, January 2, 2019
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    Placing the border wall budget fight in perspective

    While $5 billion amounts to a lot of money, Jay Cost of National Review Online explains why the fight over that level of funding for a southern border wall seems odd in the context of a much larger federal budget. This year, the United States government will have…
    Mitch Kokai, January 2, 2019
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    California’s cautionary tale

    Victor Davis Hanson of National Review highlights some of the Golden State’s unique problems. To fathom California’s near medieval asymmetry, ask how a state with such high taxes can offer such poor services. The top California income-tax rate is 13.3 percent (the nation’s highest). The state’s average sales…
    Mitch Kokai, January 2, 2019
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    Mitch Kokai on C-SPAN: Key Issues Facing North Carolina As 2019 Begins

    Mitch Kokai, John Locke Foundation senior political analyst, discusses North Carolina’s 9th District congressional dispute and Gov. Roy Cooper’s political prospects for 2019. Kokai offered these comments during the Jan. 1, 2019, edition of C-SPAN’s “Washington Journal.” WATCH Mitch Kokai talk about North Carolina.
    Donna Martinez, January 2, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Rick Henderson reports for Carolina Journal Online on a Republican Party attorney’s assessment that Gov. Roy Cooper cannot create his own temporary state elections board. John Hood’s Daily Journal urges policymakers to rely more on evidence.
    Mitch Kokai, December 31, 2018
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    In a special year-end edition of Carolina Journal Radio, we revisit some of the year’s most interesting interviews. Roy Cordato explains why Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez misuse the label “socialist.” Jordan Roberts discusses the history of certificate-of-need restrictions for medical providers.
    Mitch Kokai, December 28, 2018
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    Hood asks whether politicians really want to lead

    John Hood’s Daily Journal focuses on politicians who want to exhibit real leadership.
    Mitch Kokai, December 26, 2018
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    The Republican-led General Assembly has had success in recent years cutting tax rates, increasing spending on high-priority items, setting aside money for a rainy day, and still balancing the state budget. They’ll face new challenges in the new year. Joseph Coletti dissects those challenges in the next edition of…
    Mitch Kokai, December 21, 2018