Archive: Fri Jan 2012 (page 3)

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    Latest dispatches from the campaign trail: Friday, January 6, 2012

    National Democrats put convention money in Charlotte-area minority-owned banks (Dome) Democratic strategist Gary Pearce writes that Republicans helped Perdue’s reelection chances with their midnight veto override vote (Talking About Politics) William Peace University political science professor David McLennan says that the midnight session could come back to…
    David N. Bass, January 6, 2012
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    N&O: NCAE not a union, even though we call it a union

    Before: “GOP overrides veto of teachers union bill” (News & Observer article*, Thursday, January 5, 2012) “Just after 1 a.m. today, in a secreted session critics called unconstitutional, Republican legislative leaders passed a bill aimed at weakening the state’s largest teachers union.” After: “The NCAE is not, by the way,…
    Terry Stoops, January 6, 2012
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    Charlotte Prepares for Urban Combat Ahead of the DNC

    An example of what the international cameras coming for the DNC could end up filming if CMPD loses control of uptown again It will be interesting to see if our increasingly far-left leaning city council passes these ordinances, especially the ones prohibiting protests in some places and camping…
    Tara Servatius, January 6, 2012
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    Want to topple the 1 percent? Keep up the policies that sink the economy

    It’s too bad that The Atlantic has not yet posted Megan McArdle‘s article about the recent 10-year reunion of her University of Chicago business school class. It’s an entertaining read, and it offers an important point about the “1 percent.” [T]he entry point (as of 2009)…
    Mitch Kokai, January 6, 2012
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    Newsweek offers a good antidote to those who think the GOP is guaranteed a presidential win

    Yes, key numbers look bad for President Obama, but Newsweek details the efforts underway now to give him four more years in office. Consider the numbers. In January 2004, George W. Bush’s aides bragged that they’d held a grand total of 52 training sessions around the…
    Mitch Kokai, January 6, 2012
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    Lawmakers returned to Raleigh this week to address a veto from Gov. Beverly Perdue, and the General Assembly has held several other mini-sessions since wrapping up the bulk of their work in July. Becki Gray discusses the purpose and accomplishments of those mini-sessions during the next edition of…
    Mitch Kokai, January 6, 2012
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    This week’s Carolina Journal Online Friday interview features a conversation with Tom Palmer of the Atlas Institute about his book The Morality of Capitalism. Kristen Blair’s guest Daily Journal warns parents of college-bound students to pay attention to their kids’ “digital dossiers.”…
    Mitch Kokai, January 6, 2012
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    Carrboro All Out of Love

    Evidently the producers of  the upcoming reality show “Lovetown USA” weren’t as enamored with Carrboro as the town’s liberals had hoped. Carrboro has been eliminated as a finalist for the series.  …
    donnamartinez, January 6, 2012