Archive: Wed Nov 2011 (page 2)

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    Earth to Pat McCrory

    You’ve got Democrats raising money for you, dude. Anyone who read sister blog Meck Deck under the watch of Jeff Taylor knows he wasn’t exactly Mayor Pat’s best buddy. But successor Tara Servatius from offers some friendly advice for his (more than likely) upcoming campaign against Gov.
    Sam Hieb, November 2, 2011
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    What Do the Democrats Fundraising for McCrory Know that We Don't?

    What do the Democrats fundraising for former Mayor PatMcCrory know that we don’t? These aren’t fly by night types with  just enough money to make them dangerous who don’t know how to read polls or the political climate. The Democrats raising dough for McCrory, a Republican, know better. These are people who…
    Tara Servatius, November 2, 2011
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    A week with Occupy Greensboro

    Yes! Weekly spends a week with Occupy Greensboro. Here’s what jumped put at me (my emphasis): Zack Sadeq, who has actively participated since the first meeting and has been camped out all week…. Sadeq, who is from Greensboro, quit his job at Papa John’s after six years this summer…
    Sam Hieb, November 2, 2011
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    Let the games begin!

    I’m referring to the great news that UNCC’s football program is moving ahead as planned. The school is building its new football stadium, which is supposed to be ready to go next year. Read all about it here. I’ve made the football boosters angry before, but I’ll say it…
    George Leef, November 2, 2011
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    New report on teacher pay

    In Assessing the Compensation of Public-School Teachers, Jason Richwine and Andrew Biggs conclude that “public-school teacher salaries are comparable to those paid to similarly skilled private sector workers, but that more generous fringe benefits for public-school teachers, including greater job security, make total compensation 52 percent greater than fair…
    Terry Stoops, November 2, 2011
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    Obama and Bush as wartime executives

    The latest issue of Hillsdale College’s Imprimis features former U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey’s assessment of the Obama administration’s approach to the fight against Islamism. President Obama campaigned for office largely on the claim that his predecessor had shredded the Constitution. By the Constitution, he could not have meant the document signed on September 17, 1787. Article II of that document begins with a simple declaration: “The executive Power shall be vested in a President of the United States of America.” Not “some” or “most” or even “all but a teeny-weeny bit” of the executive power. The President is vested with all of it. This is particularly noteworthy when compared with the enumerated legislative powers vested in Congress: “All legislative Powers herein granted.” The Founders understood, based in part on their unfortunate experience under the Articles of Confederation, that the branch of government most likely to be in need of the ability to act quickly and decisively is the executive. The branch most likely to overreach is the legislature. The conversation reminds this commentator of an observation from former Bush anti-terrorism official Juan Zarate during an interview with Carolina Journal Radio/CarolinaJournal.tv.
    Mitch Kokai, November 2, 2011
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    Why the president is spending so much time focusing on North Carolina

    Mark Halperin offers a clue in his answer to one of TIME’s latest “Big Questions”: Where will the race be won and lost? It will be very hard for Obama to repeat his ’08 wins in Florida and Indiana, and he has challenges in…
    Mitch Kokai, November 2, 2011
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    Jobs’ failures helped pave the way for his successes

    The latest TIME reminds us that Steve Jobs was able to become a great success after he switched gears from his economic failures: We forget now how early and how spectacularly Jobs succeeded–when Apple went public in 1980, Jobs netted $256 million–and also how…
    Mitch Kokai, November 2, 2011