History (page 113)

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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    This week’s Carolina Journal Online Friday interview features Donna Martinez’s conversation with Daren Bakst about efforts to combat a power grab from federal regulators over greenhouse gas emissions. Troy Kickler’s guest Daily Journal focuses on the importance of a forgotten American founder from Edenton.
    Mitch Kokai, April 29, 2011
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    The states’ key roles in crafting, enacting America’s founding documents

    The words of the American Declaration of Independence have a history that extends beyond Thomas Jefferson, and James Madison didn’t help create the U.S. Constitution in a vacuum. Troy Kickler made these points during a presentation Thursday evening for Campbell University’s Politics, Law, and Economics Lecture Series. Kickler emphasized…
    Mitch Kokai, April 22, 2011
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    Ferguson warns against getting too excited about the power of online networking

    Historian Niall Ferguson‘s latest Newsweek column offers some sobering thoughts about the capability of information technology to change “the global balance of power.” It is not only proponents of democracy who know how to exploit the power of online networking. It is also the…
    Mitch Kokai, April 14, 2011
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    Holden’s day has come

    Hats off to Rob Christensen of the News & Observer for a fascinating and balanced story on former Gov. William Holden, the Reconstruction-era chief executive who was the nation’s first governor to be impeached, convicted, and removed from office. It’s timely, because today, the state Senate is expected to…
    Rick Henderson, April 12, 2011
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    The latest Carolina Journal Online report focuses on the General Assembly’s special meeting today at the old Capitol to mark the 235th anniversary of the Halifax Resolves, a forerunner of the Declaration of Independence. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains why it’s better to hire guards —…
    Mitch Kokai, April 12, 2011
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    Legislature’s rare Capitol session will mark anniversary of Halifax Resolves

    When the General Assembly convenes two blocks away from its normal meeting place tomorrow — in the old state Capitol — lawmakers will commemorate a significant milestone in North Carolina and American history. Troy Kickler explains here and in the video clip below the significance of the 235th…
    Mitch Kokai, April 11, 2011
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    Supreme Court: Arizona’s school choice program stays

    For an excellent overview of Arizona Christian School Tuition Organization v. Winn, read this Wall Street Journal op-ed. Although the case centers on the issue of taxpayer standing, I am pleased that Justice Kennedy’s majority opinion and Justice Kagan’s dissenting opinion mentions James Madison’s famous “Memorial and Remonstrance.” As…
    Terry Stoops, April 5, 2011
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    Reining in presidential overreach

    It’s rare to see President Obama compared to Harry Truman. But Garland Tucker, author of The High Tide of American Conservatism, has found at least one good point of comparison. He explains in a recent column published in the Richmond Times-Dispatch: President Obama should be worried. The recent lower court rulings against the constitutionality of last year's health-care legislation have now set the stage for a likely dramatic confrontation before the Supreme Court. This is reminiscent of another historic clash before the court – the steel seizure case of 1952. In one of the most significant cases in U.S. constitutional history, an overly confident, overreaching president was unexpectedly halted by the bounds of the U. S. Constitution.
    Mitch Kokai, April 4, 2011