Politics (page 8)

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    Harvard and Warren’s past

    Hal Lambert argues at Real Clear Politics that Harvard University ought to clear up the controversy surrounding Democratic presidential contender Elizabeth Warren‘s professional past. Elizabeth Warren is beginning to solidify herself as a top-tier candidate in the Democrat primary. She has been forced to backtrack on her decades-long…
    Mitch Kokai, July 1, 2019
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    CJ Reports: Supreme Court upholds congressional maps, calls gerrymandering ‘political’ issue

    This week, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down a decision on partisan gerrymandering in Common Cause v. Rucho. According to Carolina Journal reporter Dan Way’s reporting: In writing the 5-4 majority opinion for Common Cause v. Rucho, Chief Justice John Roberts said drawing district boundaries inevitably and intentionally includes…
    Brenee Goforth, June 28, 2019
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    Bailing out bankers, doctors, and lawyers

    Charles Fain Lehman of the Washington Free Beacon explores who actually would benefit from Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders’ bailout plan. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) wants to forgive all Americans’ student debt, a move that would disproportionately benefit the highly educated and wealthy, data show. Sanders’s plan,…
    Mitch Kokai, June 28, 2019
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    Two former Democratic state senators have added their names to the list of those who want to unseat Republican incumbent Thom Tillis in North Carolina’s 2020 U.S. Senate race. Rick Henderson analyzes the race’s latest developments for the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Jon Guze assesses…
    Mitch Kokai, June 28, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online on the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling favoring the N.C. General Assembly in a partisan gerrymandering dispute. Andy Taylor’s Daily Journal explores “politainment” in the era of President Trump.
    Mitch Kokai, June 28, 2019
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    Linking elections and taxes

    Tiana Lowe offers Washington Examiner readers an interesting idea about the next potential national holiday. Presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren is out with yet another plan that we’re told is “transformational.” Taking House Democrats’ election bill a step further, the senator from Massachusetts would have the federal government effectively…
    Mitch Kokai, June 27, 2019
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    Focusing on reparations

    Michael Tanner‘s latest National Review Online column delves into the debate over reparations linked to slavery. [E]ven if one could make a legitimate moral case for reparations, implementation would pose extraordinary problems to which none of the Democratic candidates appear to have given any thought. In fact, the…
    Mitch Kokai, June 27, 2019
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    National Review editors critique Sanders’ ‘daft debt jubilee’

    Editors at National Review Online take aim at the latest proposal from Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. Bernie Sanders, the Brooklyn socialist who represents Vermont in the Senate and is seeking the Democratic presidential nomination, is ready to show those Wall Street meanies a thing or two: He’s…
    Mitch Kokai, June 27, 2019