Politics (page 1003)

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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
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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