Politics (page 1001)

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    Steyn assesses the occupiers

    Mark Steyn‘s latest National Review Online column takes a closer look at the people who decided to “occupy” Wall Street. In the old days, the tribunes of the masses demanded an honest wage for honest work. Today, the tribunes of America’s leisured varsity class…
    Mitch Kokai, October 10, 2011
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    Putting the polls in perspective

    Following the presidential poll results closely? Former New Hampshire Sen. John Sununu suggests in the latest TIME that you shouldn’t bother. Nothing distracts reporters like the polls. Every cycle, it’s the same mistake and the same foolish look. Four years ago, the leading names…
    Mitch Kokai, October 10, 2011
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    Now that Tina Brown has broken the dam …

    … by suggesting to fellow liberals that Barack Obama “wasn’t ready” for the presidency, like-minded scribes such as TIME’s Joe Klein are running with the theme. Klein’s latest column takes a rare jab at Jimmy Carter: The most important thing Carter had…
    Mitch Kokai, October 10, 2011
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    Gizzi outlines a double standard on doomed congressional votes

    Former John Locke Foundation Headliner John Gizzi documents for Human Events readers the Obama administration’s shifting position on congressional votes that are doomed to failure: After repeated condemnation during the debt-ceiling debate of Congress taking votes on matters that are “political statements” and have…
    Mitch Kokai, October 7, 2011
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    Goldberg probes the selective use of the term ‘extremist’

    Find a man wearing a sock on his head who tells you he wants to overthrow the government, and you might think you’re dealing with an “extremist.” Jonah Goldberg certainly thinks so. That’s why Goldberg tells National Review Online readers today that he’s puzzled the “E”…
    Mitch Kokai, October 7, 2011
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    York focuses on Rubio’s disinterest in VP job

    Byron York‘s latest Washington Examiner article probes Florida Sen. Marco Rubio’s statements that he has no interest in becoming the Republicans’ 2012 vice presidential candidate. Now, with Rubio’s “the answer is going to be no” statement, Republicans need to consider the possibility that Rubio’s…
    Mitch Kokai, October 7, 2011
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    Several North Carolina counties are asking voters in November for permission to raise the local sales tax. Michael Sanera critiques the sales pitch offered for those tax hikes during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Roy Cordato discusses a new legislative study of North Carolina’s certificate of…
    Mitch Kokai, October 7, 2011
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    This week’s Carolina Journal Online Friday interview features a conversation with former Bush administration anti-terrorism official Juan Zarate about the nation’s safety 10 years after the 9/11 terrorist attacks. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains why a printed attack on conservative North Carolina philanthropist Art Pope stems…
    Mitch Kokai, October 7, 2011