Politics (page 1002)

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    Lowry tackles for TIME readers Obama’s recent overreach on contraceptive coverage

    The latest TIME features National Review editor Rich Lowry‘s take on the recent furor surrounding the Obama administration’s mandate involving contraceptive coverage and the Catholic Church. Even Catholic laypeople who ignore the church’s teachings on birth control don’t enjoy seeing their church treated with…
    Mitch Kokai, February 13, 2012
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    More discussion of ‘The Forgotten Man’

    In a TIME article about the relative wealth of American presidents and today’s crop of presidential aspirants, Richard Norton Smith makes the following reference: As in other periods of economic distress, the 2012 election promises a referendum on the Forgotten Man. Is he the…
    Mitch Kokai, February 13, 2012
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    Uncommon Knowledge grills Goldberg

    If you’ve enjoyed Jonah Goldberg‘s last two Chapel Hill speeches (in 2009 and 2011), you’re likely to enjoy his conversation with Peter Robinson for the latest edition of Uncommon Knowledge.
    Mitch Kokai, February 10, 2012
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    Krauthammer documents the ‘Gospel according to Obama’

    Three weeks before his trip to Raleigh to serve as keynote speaker for the Civitas Institute’s Battleground North Carolina Conservative Leadership Conference, Charles Krauthammer delivers a column today blasting President Obama’s curious use of religion to justify his statist policies. Let’s assume…
    Mitch Kokai, February 10, 2012
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    In case you missed him …

    John Locke Foundation President John Hood discussed the key theme from his Daily Journal column “Dems Should Go Moore Blue” for a story that aired during WTVD’s 6 p.m. news.
    Mitch Kokai, February 10, 2012
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    Should Romney even bother trying to win over wary conservatives?

    Jonathan Tobin argues in a column at Commentary.com that the answer is no. Romney’s strengths are obvious and impressive. He is someone with a deep understanding of economic issues and vast executive experience in both the public and private sectors. He can also put forward credible…
    Mitch Kokai, February 10, 2012
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    President Obama says teenagers should be forced to attend public schools until they’re 18. Terry Stoops says that’s a bad idea. Stoops explains why during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. David Bass offers an update on the controversy surrounding the federally funded public school lunch program,…
    Mitch Kokai, February 10, 2012
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    U.S. education pressured by international comparisons

    Education Week’s Quality Counts 2012: The Global Challenge considered the usefulness of employing international comparisons to drive education reform in the United States.  With this idea in mind, I wrote North Carolina vs. the World: Comparisons of educational inputs and outcomes, which used available data and research to…
    Terry Stoops, February 9, 2012