History (page 113)

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    Kristol soils the Obama punch bowl

    A “secret retreat” this summer for senior Obama administration staffers signals that they realize the economy will still be in awful shape when voters decide next year whether to grant the president a second term. The Weekly Standard‘s William Kristol reacts to a TIME report in…
    Mitch Kokai, September 2, 2011
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    Learning from history…

    Here is the “Quotation of the Day” from Cafe Hayek … is from page 99 of historian William Manchester’s 1992 book A World Lit Only by Fire; here, Manchester is writing about 16th-century Europe: [T]he sons of merchants led the way in learning foreign languages.  They were already…
    Michael Sanera, September 1, 2011
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    2012 Convention Introducing A New Generation of Leaders

    Jeffrey Lord has an interesting article over at AmSpec today–like the Democratic Convention of 1960 that nominated JFK and the Republican Convention of 1860, the 2012 GOP convention may be significant in signaling an influential generation change in a time of widespread societal shift and dissatisfaction with the establishment.
    John Calvin Young, August 30, 2011
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    The Tea Party and constitutional conservatism

    This Letters from an Ohio Farmer blog post hits the nail on the head, “Constitutional Lines.” …James Q. Wilson, one of the preeminent American political scientists of the last half century, helps us understand this. The ultimate meaning of the triumph of the New Deal, according to him, is…
    Michael Sanera, August 30, 2011
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    The window is still broken and the shopkeeper still needs a new suit

    Cato’s  David Boaz reminds journalists that hurricanes don’t create jobs, they destroy property and lives making us poorer not wealthier. Oh, dear. Oh, dear. No matter how many times economists debunk the broken window fallacy, not a natural disaster goes by that journalists don’t try to cheer us up…
    Michael Sanera, August 29, 2011
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    Some left-leaning groups have touted in recent weeks a study suggesting that higher tax rates have little to no impact on people’s decisions to stay or leave a particular state. Fergus Hodgson explains why they’re wrong in the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Roy Cordato offers us…
    Mitch Kokai, August 26, 2011
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    The latest Carolina Journal Online report documents North Carolina’s new Founding Principles Act for high-school history instruction. Speaking of founding principles, John Hood’s Daily Journal examines Thomas Jefferson, religious freedom, and the Hood family history.
    Mitch Kokai, August 24, 2011
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    TIME scribe runs into the paradox of value

    Noting the increasing price of gold and the declining price of oil, TIME’s Bill Saporito offers the following observation: But ask yourself, How useful is gold compared with oil? Gold doesn’t power your home or car or business. It isn’t a primary ingredient in anything other…
    Mitch Kokai, August 23, 2011