Carolina Journal Print Edition

Volume 29, Number 11 – November 2020

On the cover

• Election 2020: They came, they voted, they won



• Quick takes, Page 3

• No thanks, governor. Local governments push back against lockdown letter, Page 4

• Election 2020: Low tide for Democrats, Page 5

• Election 2020: Republicans got out and voted on Election Day, and it paid off, Page 6

• Election 2020: Cooper gets second term, but faces many questions, Page 7

• Election 2020: Republicans maintain edge in judicial elections, but uncounted ballots remain, Page 8

• Election 2020: Take a breath: Republicans keep majority on Council of State, Page 9

• No class: Parents, students mostly going it alone, Page 10



• Timeline: Elections in North Carolina, Page 12

• Q&A with Jeffrey Tucker: Great Barrington Declaration calls for returning life to normal, Page 14



• Amy Cooke commentary: Democrats’ really bad night, Page 2

• Donald Bryson commentary: In North Carolina, bad ideas have electoral consequences, Page 15

• Breneé Goforth commentary: Court packing: Repeating history’s unconscionable mistakes, Page 15

• Terry Stoops commentary: Challenges and opportunities for new state superintendent, Page 16

• Shannon Watkins commentary: How many students are hospitalized with COVID-19?, Page 17

• George Leef commentary: Free speech and liberal education: endangered pillars of society, Page 17

• Becki Gray commentary: Pay attention N.C., elections have consequences, Page 18

• Mitch Kokai commentary: High court’s punt paves way for future battles, Page 19

• John Trump commentary: Governor keeps taking things from us, and we won’t get them back, Page 22

• Andy Taylor commentary: Election 2020: Trying to make sense of it all, Page 23

• Michael Walden commentary: Will the virus improve N.C. economic development?, Page 23

• Jordan Roberts commentary: High court unlikely to strike down health law, Page 24


Commentary by John Hood

• Take a walk on the sunny side, Page 2

• Democrats threw away their shot, Page 21

• District closings boost homeschooling, Page 21