Archive: Nov 2012 (page 9)

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    York assesses liberals’ new goals

    Now that President Obama has won a second term, Byron York of the Washington Examiner delves into the goals the president’s ideological allies will pursue over the next four years. During the campaign it was commonplace to note that President Obama didn’t have much…
    Mitch Kokai, November 27, 2012
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    Score One For Economic Opportunity

    In my Carolina Journal commentary published today, I write about two interesting cases of unwarranted regulation and licensing that stifle economic opportunity. Here’s a sample. The Louisiana monks who faced time in the slammer for selling handmade wooden caskets to support themselves have won a victory in federal court…
    donnamartinez, November 27, 2012
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    Barone explores the impact of one-party states

    While a Republican-led U.S. House will continue to battle and haggle over the next two years with a Democratic president and Democratic-led Senate, Michael Barone notes in his latest column that many states have moved toward a single governing party. Starting next month, Americans…
    Mitch Kokai, November 27, 2012
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    National Review editor probes the anti-Norquist wave

    Rich Lowry devotes his latest National Review Online column to the recent spate of punditry targeting Grover Norquist of Americans for Tax Reform. Known to one and all simply as Grover, he is the keeper of the Taxpayer Protection Pledge signed by…
    Mitch Kokai, November 27, 2012
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    Fee Imposed On Arizona College Students Used To Lobby For Permanent Tax Hike

    The Goldwater Institute may file suit over this. The ASA is a non-profit group that advocates for higher education and whose spending came into the spotlight this year when it gave $122,000 to support the Yes on Proposition 204 campaign. The ballot measure, which failed in the Nov. 6…
    donnamartinez, November 27, 2012
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    Good for me, not for thee — Obama-style

    Writing for Commentary, Seth Mandel ponders President Obama’s efforts to restrain future chief executives’ ability to use unmanned drone aircraft for targeted killings. The use of drones to target anyone the Obama administration decides poses a threat has been effective, though it comes at the…
    Mitch Kokai, November 27, 2012
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Jane Shaw reports for Carolina Journal Online that Fayetteville State University might offer a new program soon to train people who train entrepreneurs. Donna Martinez’s Daily Journal explains how a legal victory for some Louisiana monks strikes a blow against unwarranted regulation.
    Mitch Kokai, November 27, 2012
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    Wake Commissioner Paul Coble Talks About Transparency In Spending

    The Raleigh Public Record has a transcript of Wake County Commission Chairman Paul Coble’s recent State of the County comments. There are many interesting things in the speech, but the issue of transparency caught my eye. I hope each of you has had a chance to look at the…
    donnamartinez, November 27, 2012