Politics (page 7)

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    What replaces the old institutions?

    Younger people and older working class men are the vanguard of a loss of trust in traditional institutions. They have been hardest hit by lack of opportunity and lack of human connection. Jordan Roberts has commented on the effects among Millennials. Derek Thompson at The Atlantic highlights the…
    Joseph Coletti, September 5, 2019
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    First government gun grab ‘since Lexington and Concord’

    David Harsanyi of the Federalist highlights the historical significance of Democrats’ latest pronouncements involving guns. The media should stop using absurdly lazy phrases like “mandatory gun buybacks.” Unless the politician they’re talking about is in the business of selling firearms, it’s impossible for him to “buy back” anything.
    Mitch Kokai, September 5, 2019
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    NC-9 as ‘test drive’ for 2020 congressional campaigns

    Susan Ferrechio of the Washington Examiner reports on national Democrats’ approach to North Carolina’s special 9th District congressional election. A close race to fill North Carolina’s 9th District U.S. House seat may offer a preview of the 2020 election when Democrats in swing districts will try to distance…
    Mitch Kokai, September 5, 2019
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    Looking into the impeachment ‘charade’

    Andrew McCarthy of National Review Online probes prospects for impeachment of President Trump. The Democrats won control of the House fair and square. That means they get to drive the agenda. Their agenda, kinda sorta, is the impeachment of President Trump — which is to say, the quixotic…
    Mitch Kokai, September 5, 2019
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    Progressives and the Constitution

    Jay Cost of National Review Online probes progressives’ attitudes about our nation’s governing document. Last week, conservatives in the Twitterverse had a good chuckle at the expense of MSNBC host Chris Hayes for something he said about the Electoral College on his show. “The weirdest thing about the…
    Mitch Kokai, September 5, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Kari Travis reports for Carolina Journal Online on expert reaction to this week’s ruling in a partisan gerrymandering court dispute. The Daily Journal highlights one longtime redistricting lawyer’s advice for future mapmakers.
    Mitch Kokai, September 5, 2019
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    Biden ads ignore younger voters

    Todd Shepherd of the Washington Free Beacon detects an interesting pattern in Democratic presidential front-runner Joe Biden’s digital advertising. Joe Biden’s presidential campaign is spending less on digital outreach to younger voters than any other 2020 presidential campaign poised to make the third debate. A Washington Free Beacon…
    Mitch Kokai, September 4, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Carolina Journal Online reports on the state court ruling throwing out North Carolina’s state House and Senate election maps. John Hood’s Daily Journal argues that now is the time to make North Carolina’s voter ID requirement work.
    Mitch Kokai, September 4, 2019