Politics (page 7)

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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal Online on candidates for state superintendent of public instruction meeting in a recent public forum. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains how government could ease regulations to make it easier for people to work.
    Mitch Kokai, February 10, 2020
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    Checking fact-checking facts

    David Harsanyi explains at National Review Online his concerns about mainstream media outlets’ fact-checking operations. For me, at least, the most grating aspect of contemporary “fact-checking” isn’t the dubious journalistic nature of the project, or the endlessly nitpicking of every Republican utterance, whether it’s particularly misleading or not.
    Mitch Kokai, February 7, 2020
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    Parties in the long-running Leandro school funding lawsuit must present a new plan in the coming months to the judge overseeing the case. The judge accepts an outside consultant’s recommendations of major changes, including an extra $8 billion in spending over the next eight years. Terry Stoops analyzes the case’s…
    Mitch Kokai, February 7, 2020
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    Revisiting Levin’s critique of performative versus formative institutions

    Readers of Yuval Levin‘s latest book — A Time To Build — are learning his concerns about the transformation of important American institutions into vehicles for performance. It’s a theme he discussed with Carolina Journal Radio back in 2018.
    Mitch Kokai, February 6, 2020
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    Democrats’ impeachment campaign backfires

    Mollie Hemingway of the Federalist explores the impact of presidential impeachment on the 2020 election campaign. Democrats’ impeachment effort was never about removing President Donald Trump from office. If it had been, it would not have been rushed through the House of Representatives without a proper predicate or…
    Mitch Kokai, February 6, 2020
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    Goldberg assesses impeachment’s long-term impact

    Jonah Goldberg writes at National Review Online about the lingering impact of the presidential impeachment. As the impeachment trial fizzles out this week, I’m left wondering if the GOP has lost its mind, because the only other choice is that I have. I’m not referring to the Republican…
    Mitch Kokai, February 6, 2020
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    The need for functional political parties

    In a column devoted to the “Democrats’ clown car,” Kevin Williamson of National Review Online nonetheless makes an argument for well-functioning political parties. How incompetent are the 2020 Democrats? Incompetent enough to make the 2020 Republicans look . . . sort of okay by comparison — and that…
    Mitch Kokai, February 6, 2020
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    New book tells history of White House infighting

    Paul Mirengoff of the Power Line blog explores the latest book from Tevi Troy. It focuses on behind-the-scenes White House conflict. [E]very post-World War II administration has been plagued by infighting. That infighting is the subject of Tevi Troy’s superb new book, Fight House. The book is…
    Mitch Kokai, February 5, 2020