Politics (page 1004)

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    McCrory’s education plan: A win for North Carolinians

    Today, Republican gubernatorial candidate Pat McCrory outlined his K-12 education platform.  Here is a summary of the four components: A Passion for Education: The McCrory Plan for North Carolina Schools 1) Give Families and Students Educational Choices Two Paths to Success – One…
    Terry Stoops, March 28, 2012
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    NC GOP Council of State debates

    Last night, NCDebates.com (a venture of the NC Tea Party PAC) streamed Council of State debates in Winston-Salem.  Two of five Republican candidates for NC Superintendent of Public Instruction, Richard Alexander and John Tedseco, participated.  Of course, if you live in the Triange, you already know that John Tedesco…
    Terry Stoops, March 28, 2012
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    Good summary of the Supreme Court arguments

    The Wall Street Journal editorial page provides this summary of Tuesday’s oral arguments.  Questions from Justice Kennedy are encouraging. “Can you create commerce in order to regulate it?” inquired Justice Kennedy, in the first question from the bench. To ask another way, does the Administration think it has plenary…
    Michael Sanera, March 28, 2012
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online about the debate surrounding a proposed school-based health center for uninsured and underinsured students at a Wake County high school. John Hood’s Daily Journal examines the problems associated with growing government debt.
    Mitch Kokai, March 28, 2012
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    Hanson examines Obama’s ‘bad habit’ of practicing demagoguery in addressing local controversies

    Victor Davis Hanson‘s latest National Review Online column discusses the extent to which the Trayvon Martin case has exposed one of President Obama’s flaws. [W]hat had seemed from media accounts to be a racist first-degree murder, horrifically covered up, on closer examination might have…
    Mitch Kokai, March 27, 2012
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    More highlights of the NCAE convention

    The North Carolina Association of Educators (NCAE) Convention 2012 rocked the Benton Convention Center in Winston-Salem this weekend.  Here are some additional highlights of the conference (courtesy of Twitter): MaryBethTeaches: There are 42,629 @NCAE members but only 10,497 (25%) have “flipped” to EFT [Electronic Funds Transfer]. R U going…
    Terry Stoops, March 26, 2012
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    More opportunity for bipartisan work on criminal justice?

    Fareed Zakaria devotes his latest TIME column to televangelist Pat Robertson’s about-face on the war on drugs. The topic reminded this observer of John Hood’s recent column on an issue that has generated significant bipartisan cooperation in recent years: criminal justice reform.
    Mitch Kokai, March 26, 2012
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    President’s outsized claims come back to haunt him

    Jim McTague of Barron’s explains this week one reason why President Obama is having an especially hard time coping with rising gas prices. If you claim to be Superman, then when the time comes, you had better be able to leap tall buildings in…
    Mitch Kokai, March 26, 2012