Politics (page 8)

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    The real root of retirement risks

    Andrew Biggs provides a reminder that governments are the main source of concern for future retirees’ incomes. while household retirement savings are growing, government retirement plans—Social Security, government employee pensions and the federal Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp.—are underfunded by up to $26 trillion. The World Economic Forum estimates that…
    Joseph Coletti, March 1, 2019
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    California’s impending ‘rendezvous with reality’

    Ronald Reagan talked about the United States’ “rendezvous with destiny.” Victor Davis Hanson of National Review Online focuses on a different rendezvous awaiting Reagan’s home state. Californians … see their progressive, one-party state as a neo-socialist model for a nation moving hard to the left. But how long…
    Mitch Kokai, March 1, 2019
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    Waiting for Mueller

    Jonah Goldberg offers National Review Online an assessment of the current state of the special counsel’s investigation. Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot, a play in which two men sit around and wait for someone who never shows up, has been claimed by just about everyone: Freudians, Christians, existentialists.
    Mitch Kokai, March 1, 2019
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    The N.C. state elections board ordered a new election in the 9th Congressional District after a four-day hearing into absentee ballot irregularities. Rick Henderson discusses the board’s actions during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Jon Sanders shares his research into North Carolina’s extensive alcohol regulations.
    Mitch Kokai, March 1, 2019
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    Democrats avoid the word ‘reparations’

    Pete Kasperowicz of the Washington Examiner analyzes recent comments from likely 2020 Democratic presidential contenders. Some Democrats running for the White House in 2020 have made it clear they support some form of program to make amends to black Americans for more than 200 years of slavery. But…
    Mitch Kokai, February 28, 2019
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    Colorado helping to kill the Electoral College

    Whitney Tipton reports for the Daily Caller on the latest state that’s joined an effort to bypass the Electoral College. Colorado would bring the number of states who have joined the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact (NPVIC) to 12, plus the District of Columbia. The NPVIC represents a…
    Mitch Kokai, February 28, 2019
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    The filibuster and today’s polarized politics

    David French of National Review Online ponders the possibilities of a political world with no Senate filibuster. He doesn’t like what he sees. If we think American electoral politics are fraught now, with more apocalyptic rhetoric filling the air each day, just imagine if each new election brought…
    Mitch Kokai, February 28, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Kari Travis reports for Carolina Journal Online on reaction to a Wake County judge’s controversial decision to strike down two N.C. constitutional amendments. Rick Henderson’s Daily Journal examines the latest proposals for election redistricting reform in North Carolina.
    Mitch Kokai, February 28, 2019