Politics (page 1002)

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    Senate leader blames Perdue team for lost Brunswick jobs, calls for larger review of incentives

    Democratic Gov. Beverly Perdue and her Commerce Department team are trading barbs with Republican legislative leaders over who’s to blame for Continental Tire’s decision to add a projected 1,000 new jobs or more in South Carolina, rather than Brunswick County. Senate leader Phil Berger, R-Rockingham, made his case during an…
    Mitch Kokai, October 6, 2011
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    As you read and listen to praise of Steve Jobs today, part 2

    He learned from his economic failures and maintained a laser-beam focus on improving products for his consumers. Steve Jobs also served as an admirable example for entrepreneurs in another way, as Timothy P. Carney documents for Washington Examiner readers. Compared to his competitors, though,…
    Mitch Kokai, October 6, 2011
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    When the headline falls short of the mark

    Read a headline like this one … Perdue vows stand on same-sex marriage ban … and you expect an article explaining how Gov. Beverly Perdue plans to stake out a forceful position on a hot-button issue, regardless of the political consequences. Instead, the News & Observer tells us…
    Mitch Kokai, October 6, 2011
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    With friends like these …

    There’s much to make you laugh in Howard Kurtz’s new Newsweek article about President Obama’s “populist makeover,” including the silly assertion that the president made serious attempts to work with Republicans after the 2010 election. Still, the best parts focus on the criticism from the president’s “allies.”…
    Mitch Kokai, October 6, 2011
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    Better red than … huh?

    Unless you’re a typical American college professor, you might be mystified by the concept of China’s “red restaurants,” as profiled in the latest Newsweek: Many of the Red-restaurant clientele were urban youths during the Cultural Revolution. In a nationwide campaign, they were sent to the countryside…
    Mitch Kokai, October 6, 2011
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Karen McMahan reports for Carolina Journal Online that U.S. Rep. Heath Shuler, D-11th District, is co-sponsoring a federal measure to ease restrictions on people who carry concealed handguns across state lines. John Hood’s Daily Journal examines Francis Fukuyama’s recent book, The Origins of Political Order.
    Mitch Kokai, October 6, 2011
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    Want more freedom and prosperity? Stossel recommends electing libertarians

    John Stossel‘s latest column features his forecast for a country run by libertarians. Freedom frightens some people. They say if no one is in charge there would be chaos. That is intuitive, but think about a skating rink. Before rinks were invented, if you…
    Mitch Kokai, October 5, 2011
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    Barone dissects the president’s foot-dragging leadership on issues that offend pals

    Michael Barone‘s latest Washington Examiner column discusses President Obama’s unwillingness to show forceful leadership on issues that are bound to rock some of his base supporters. The day before [Chris] Christie spoke in Trenton, the Obama White House officially delivered the free trade agreements…
    Mitch Kokai, October 5, 2011