Politics (page 8)

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    Biden, Trump, misstatements, and media spin

    Kalev Leetaru uses a Real Clear Politics column to compare media coverage of false statements from President Trump and potential Democratic challenger Joe Biden. When a politician stretches the truth, did he “misspeak” or did he “lie”? The way in which fact-checkers frame the hyperbole and falsehoods that…
    Mitch Kokai, September 3, 2019
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    The Democratic embrace of socialism

    David Rosenthal writes for the American Thinker about the links between today’s Democratic Party and socialism. Socialism is the quieter path to Communism. Vladimir Lenin said, “The goal of Socialism is Communism.” According to Tom Perez, Chairmen of the Democratic National Committee, socialist candidates are the future of…
    Mitch Kokai, September 3, 2019
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    Biden’s ‘blooper bonanza’

    David Drucker of the Washington Examiner reports on the Joe Biden campaign team’s response to recurring gaffes from the Democratic presidential front-runner. Joe Biden’s campaign is working relentlessly to minimize his habitual verbal lapses, accusing the media of unfairly scrutinizing the Democratic front-runner while dismissing critics’ suggestions that…
    Mitch Kokai, August 30, 2019
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    Grass-roots Democratic group actually funded by 13 people

    Joe Schoffstall of the Washington Free Beacon explains why a Democratic election group is poorly named. A grassroots committee launched by national Democrats as part of a joint fundraising venture is hauling in all of its funds from just 13 deep-pocketed liberal donors, Federal Election Commission filings show.
    Mitch Kokai, August 30, 2019
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    The turn toward socialism

    Victor Davis Hanson of National Review Online probes an apparent rising interest in socialism. [Bernie] Sanders, like the members of the Squad, has limited political power. But the celebrity and social media influence of these new and retread socialists has been on the upswing — especially in the…
    Mitch Kokai, August 30, 2019
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    A reminder of Hillary’s misdeeds

    Andrew McCarthy of National Review Online reminds us of the contrast between the federal government’s treatment of alleged misdeeds involving the two main 2016 presidential candidates. Hillary Clinton checked every box for a violation of the Espionage Act. So much so that, in giving her a pass, the…
    Mitch Kokai, August 30, 2019
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    A recent poll suggests that North Carolina will produce another close presidential battle in 2020. Rick Henderson analyzes presidential numbers and other highlights from the latest Civitas Poll for the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Terry Stoops assesses the ongoing debate over school year starting dates…
    Mitch Kokai, August 30, 2019
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    CJ Reports: GOP lawmakers vow to speed disaster relief for Hurricanes Florence and Matthew

    This week, Carolina Journal’s Brooke Conrad reported on North Carolina’s slow-moving response to hurricanes Florence and Matthew. Conrad writes: Jones County residents are still feeling the effects of recent hurricanes. At least one of the county’s three towns remains flooded, and two of its six schools were condemned. … Last…
    Brenee Goforth, August 29, 2019