Politics (page 1000)

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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    This week’s Carolina Journal Online Friday interview features a conversation with Wake Forest University political scientist John Dinan about ways in which state governments “talk back” to the feds. Becki Gray’s guest Daily Journal suggests some questions N.C. voters should ask the candidates who want to…
    Mitch Kokai, March 30, 2012
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Don Carrington reports for Carolina Journal Online that one of Democratic Gov. Beverly Perdue’s 2008 campaign “aircraft providers” is seeking a state Senate seat as a Republican, prompting an outcry among some conservative activists. John Hood’s Daily Journal rejects the “economic data explains all” theory of…
    Mitch Kokai, March 29, 2012
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    SBE looks for ways to cap charter growth

    At next week’s State Board of Education (SBE) meeting, the topic of “significant shifts in student enrollment from an LEA to a charter school” will be on the table. Earlier this year, a handful of district administrators and school boards complained that new and expanding charter schools would…
    Terry Stoops, March 28, 2012
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    McCrory’s education plan: A win for North Carolinians

    Today, Republican gubernatorial candidate Pat McCrory outlined his K-12 education platform.  Here is a summary of the four components: A Passion for Education: The McCrory Plan for North Carolina Schools 1) Give Families and Students Educational Choices Two Paths to Success – One…
    Terry Stoops, March 28, 2012
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    NC GOP Council of State debates

    Last night, NCDebates.com (a venture of the NC Tea Party PAC) streamed Council of State debates in Winston-Salem.  Two of five Republican candidates for NC Superintendent of Public Instruction, Richard Alexander and John Tedseco, participated.  Of course, if you live in the Triange, you already know that John Tedesco…
    Terry Stoops, March 28, 2012
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    Good summary of the Supreme Court arguments

    The Wall Street Journal editorial page provides this summary of Tuesday’s oral arguments.  Questions from Justice Kennedy are encouraging. “Can you create commerce in order to regulate it?” inquired Justice Kennedy, in the first question from the bench. To ask another way, does the Administration think it has plenary…
    Michael Sanera, March 28, 2012
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online about the debate surrounding a proposed school-based health center for uninsured and underinsured students at a Wake County high school. John Hood’s Daily Journal examines the problems associated with growing government debt.
    Mitch Kokai, March 28, 2012
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    Hanson examines Obama’s ‘bad habit’ of practicing demagoguery in addressing local controversies

    Victor Davis Hanson‘s latest National Review Online column discusses the extent to which the Trayvon Martin case has exposed one of President Obama’s flaws. [W]hat had seemed from media accounts to be a racist first-degree murder, horrifically covered up, on closer examination might have…
    Mitch Kokai, March 27, 2012