Politics (page 1004)

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    Murdock examines the president’s relationship with Wall Street and its ‘occupiers’

    Deroy Murdock‘s latest column notes the irony of President Obama’s sympathetic words for the Occupy Wall Street protesters, whose targets include the people who bankroll Obama’s election campaigns. Wall Street’s money never has been too dirty for Obama’s campaigns, his derision notwithstanding.
    Mitch Kokai, December 2, 2011
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    Goldberg examines liberals’ ‘China envy’

    Jonah Goldberg aims his wit today at liberal politicians’ and pundits’ intoxication with China’s recent economic success: Andy Stern announced recently that he’s been to the future, and it works. In this case, the future resides in China, which he says has a superior economic system.
    Mitch Kokai, December 2, 2011
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    National Review’s Ponnuru backs Romney

    Ramesh Ponnuru explains to National Review Online readers why he believes former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney should get the Republicans’ presidential nomination. Romney isn’t merely the candidate who is likely to win the Republican primaries. He’s the candidate who should win them. That’s why…
    Mitch Kokai, December 2, 2011
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    George Will demolishes racial preferences

    In his latest Washington Post column, George Will analyzes the latest racial preference case that is being considered by the Supreme Court. Here is a sample. The Supreme Court faces a discomfiting decision. If it chooses, as it should, to hear a case concerning racial preferences in admissions at…
    Michael Sanera, December 2, 2011
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    Has the state government handed pink slips to tens of thousands of public workers, as left-leaning critics of the Republican state budget predicted back in the summer? A recent report from the Office of State Budget and Management suggests the criticism was overblown. You’ll hear highlights from a legislative debate…
    Mitch Kokai, December 2, 2011
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    This week’s Carolina Journal Online Friday interview features a conversation with Hans von Spakovsky of the Heritage Foundation about the benefits of a voter ID law for North Carolina. Michael Lowrey’s guest Daily Journal explains how local governments’ economic development efforts are propping up a flagging…
    Mitch Kokai, December 2, 2011
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    Ferguson discovers, describes the ‘Chump Effect’

    Andrew Ferguson of the Weekly Standard aims his wit at his fellow scribes in a new report: Lots of cultural writing these days, in books and magazines and newspapers, relies on the so-called Chump Effect. The Effect is defined by its discoverer, me, as…
    Mitch Kokai, December 1, 2011
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    A defense of ‘self-interest’

    One of Adam Smith’s most famous quotations involves the butcher, brewer, and baker acting in their self-interest to provide us our meals. Writing for Human Events, John Hayward revives this notion of pursuing self-interest “rightly understood.” There is no longer the slightest pretense of treating government…
    Mitch Kokai, December 1, 2011