Politics (page 1006)

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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online about a controversial solar project involving Buncombe County Schools. John Hood’s Daily Journal examines the role of social media and marketing in politics.
    Mitch Kokai, October 5, 2011
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    Did Dick Durbin just tell Charlotte to take a flying leap?

    The Senate’s No. 2 Democrat, Dick Durbin of Illinois, just called on Bank of America customers to “get the heck out of” BofA, which is about to charge debit card customers a $5 monthly fee. Uh, Dick … did you know that BofA is headquartered in Charlotte, which is where…
    Rick Henderson, October 4, 2011
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    Free-speech defender explains his fight against campaign finance restrictions

    It’s likely that you’ve never heard of James Bopp Jr., but you’ve likely heard of the results of his legal work. A Bloomberg Businessweek profile documents his “three-decade-long crusade to eliminate restrictions on political contributions.” Over the years, Bopp has filed numerous lawsuits in state and…
    Mitch Kokai, October 4, 2011
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    Stein finds people who (sort of) like Congress

    Joel Stein’s latest TIME column involved the difficult task of finding people who actually like the job Congress is doing. Once he found some volunteers, you might not be surprised to learn why those people like our federal government’s legislative branch: I eventually found…
    Mitch Kokai, October 4, 2011
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    Palin’s continuing relevance

    While much of the recent discussion about the Republican presidential race has focused on former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and current Texas Gov. Rick Perry (with a potential bid from New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie generating some buzz as well), GOP consultant Mike Murphy argues in a new…
    Mitch Kokai, October 4, 2011
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Don Carrington reports for Carolina Journal Online that Gov. Beverly Perdue’s claims about recent government job losses don’t match reality. John Hood’s Daily Journal dissects the New Yorker‘s hatchet job on conservative activist Art Pope.
    Mitch Kokai, October 4, 2011
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    Steyn responds to the president’s notion that America has gone a bit soft

    Mark Steyn responds at National Review Online to President Obama’s characterization of the United States as “a great, great country that had gotten a little soft.” He has a point. This is a great, great country that got so soft that 53 percent of…
    Mitch Kokai, October 3, 2011
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    Lileks likes Perry’s approach

    Texas Gov. Rick Perry has stumbled during the most recent presidential debates, but that hasn’t soured National Review’s James Lileks on “the Rick Perry approach” to issues such as taxes. See that tax over there, sittin’ on the fencepost? Okay, I’m going to shoot it with…
    Mitch Kokai, October 3, 2011