Tag:President Donald Trump

  • Incumbent U.S. Rep. Jones again faces two challengers for what may be his final run

    Republican primary, U.S. House District 3 (includes all or parts of Beaufort, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Craven, Currituck, Dare, Greene, Hyde, Jones, Lenoir, Onslow, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Pitt, Tyrrell counties) Walter Jones (12-term incumbent). Education: Atlantic Christian College (now Barton College), bachelor of arts; attended N.C. State University. Career highlights: Senior…

  • Folwell watching to be sure trade jitters don’t harm pensions

    Volatility in financial markets related to President Trump’s imposition of steel and aluminum tariffs has N.C. Treasurer Dale Folwell’s attention. Folwell says his department is monitoring the markets to see if the turmoil affects state investments. At this point, he can’t say whether the tariffs, and…

  • Revolving around the president’s sun 

    Donald Trump is the sun of the contemporary American political system. Its institutions, such as Congress, the parties, the media, the states, think tanks, popular culture all revolve around him as if planets. On a recent visit to the United Kingdom, I discovered his gravitational pull extends far beyond our shores. The president structures…

  • Energy expert Daniel Fine examines Trump plan for U.S. energy ‘dominance’

    The Trump administration has pushed an energy policy based on the notion of American self-sufficiency and energy “dominance.” Daniel Fine, associate director of the New Mexico Center for Energy Policy and senior policy analyst for the New Mexico State Department of Energy, Minerals, and Natural Resources, explored the Trump team’s…

  • National expert sees signs of grand strategy in Trump’s foreign policy

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 740: While President Trump’s foreign policy is still a work in progress, a noted expert from the Reagan administration sees the outlines of a credible grand strategy. Henry Nau, professor of political science and international affairs at George Washington University, analyzed key elements…

  • Trump picks Gorsuch for Supreme Court vacancy

    President Donald Trump on Tuesday nominated the youngest Supreme Court justice in a generation, 49-year-old Neil Gorsuch, who sits on the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Gorsuch is a Colorado native who was educated at Harvard and Oxford universities. He clerked for Justices Byron White and Anthony Kennedy, worked…