Politics (page 1005)

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    Authors share themes from ‘The Declaration of Independents’

    Nick Gillespie of Reason.com and Matt Welch of Reason magazine believe libertarian politics can fix what’s wrong with America. That sentiment makes up the subtitle of their recent book The Declaration of Independents. They shared themes from the book during a presentation Thursday evening for Duke University’s Hayek Lecture…
    Mitch Kokai, September 30, 2011
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    The word “jobs” has occupied a great deal of attention in recent political discourse. The next edition of Carolina Journal Radio will tackle the national and North Carolina jobs pictures from several angles. You’ll hear excerpts from President Obama’s speech in Raleigh promoting his American Jobs Act, along…
    Mitch Kokai, September 30, 2011
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    New at CJO: Term-limits amendment sponsor angered that issue wasn’t resolved

    David Bass reports for Carolina Journal Online that Rep. John Blust, R-Guilford, is angry that colleagues couldn’t reach agreement on a proposed constitutional amendment to limit legislative leaders’ terms.
    Mitch Kokai, September 29, 2011
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    You mean they really want to be ‘fair and balanced’?

    A feature in the latest Newsweek professes some shock that Fox News reporters and anchors would grill Republican candidates for president during a debate. (What gives? Isn’t Fox the radical right-wing network?) Fear not, ye haters of the most popular cable television news outlet. Roger Ailes…
    Mitch Kokai, September 29, 2011
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    Carney nicknames the president Barack O’Bailout

    Crony capitalism critic Timothy P. Carney compares the president’s campaign rhetoric to his actual performance in a new Washington Examner column: As President Bush’s Great Wall Street Bailout steamrolled its way through Congress in late 2008, candidate Obama assailed economic policies based on the…
    Mitch Kokai, September 29, 2011
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    Newsweek likes Romney … for now

    If former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney ends up winning the Republican presidential nomination, one suspects Newsweek editors might forget to repeat the following assessment in their profiles: Orlando was a reminder that Romney, who lost his lead in the polls as soon as Perry…
    Mitch Kokai, September 29, 2011
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Sara Burrows reports for Carolina Journal Online about a Rutherford County charter school’s court victory in a funding dispute with the local school system. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains that Gov, Beverly Perdue’s real problem is not a desire to suspend congressional elections.
    Mitch Kokai, September 29, 2011
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    Goldberg: Obama has a bear of a problem

    Jonah Goldberg notes in a new National Review Online column the impact of President Obama’s efforts to wake the bear of American conservatism: In March 2010, liberal columnist Peter Beinart argued that, for decades, Democratic politicians treated America’s innate conservatism like a slumbering bear:…
    Mitch Kokai, September 28, 2011