Politics (page 6)

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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    Thousands of N.C. public school teachers walked off the job May 1 for a union march and rally in Raleigh. Terry Stoops analyzes the impact of that union rally for the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Joseph Coletti dissects the N.C. House’s budget proposal. N.C. State…
    Mitch Kokai, May 10, 2019
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    Democrats as sore losers

    Emmett Tyrrell writes for the American Spectator about Democrats’ continuing electoral complaints. … [W]ith the exception of my good friend Bill Clinton, modern-day Democratic presidential candidates have been sore losers. The only exception to this rule is that of Barack Obama. He, it turns out, is a sore…
    Mitch Kokai, May 9, 2019
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    Democrats and ‘normalcy’

    Jonah Goldberg writes at National Review Online about Democratic candidates’ approach to the 2020 presidential election. In the 1920 presidential election, Warren Harding won in a landslide by promising a “Return to Normalcy.” Today’s Democrats would be wise to make that same pledge for 2020. They probably won’t,…
    Mitch Kokai, May 9, 2019
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    Some elite Democrats remain skeptical of Biden

    David Drucker of the Washington Examiner looks at the current state of former Vice President Joe Biden’ White House bid. The paucity of Democratic establishment figures mobilizing for Joe Biden underlines widespread party doubts that the former vice president will survive the primary. Biden has endorsements from five…
    Mitch Kokai, May 8, 2019
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    Trump and 2020

    Conrad Black suggests at National Review Online that the president’s re-elections prospects look “solid.” Most of the elements are now in place for a decisive electoral victory for the current president, and a clear mandate to drain the swamp of all that he ran against. It is aberrant…
    Mitch Kokai, May 8, 2019
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    Miserable political situation better than the alternative

    Jay Cost of National Review Online explains why he believes our current political woes aren’t as dire as they appear. Everybody today is miserable about politics, or so it seems. Our system is broken, it’s sick, it’s dysfunctional, etc. I certainly agree that our government has its share…
    Mitch Kokai, May 8, 2019
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    Should investors care about the political giving of CEOs?

    A new working paper by Alma Cohen of Harvard, Roberto Tallarita of Harvard Law School, and Moshe Hazan and David Weiss of Tel-Aviv University finds CEOs of public companies tend to lean Republican and that public companies led by Republican CEOs tend to be less transparent in their political…
    Joseph Coletti, May 7, 2019
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    Clinton still in denial, believes election was ‘stolen’

    Mary Margaret Olohan of the Daily Caller reports the latest pronouncement from 2016 Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said at a Los Angeles event Saturday that the 2016 election was stolen from her. The 2016 Democratic presidential nominee spoke with her husband…
    Mitch Kokai, May 7, 2019