Politics (page 1007)

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    A little perspective on midnight votes and ‘modern history’

    The News & Observer offers us the following observation this morning: The state legislature famously runs on its own time. But last week’s hastily called 12:45 a.m. session set a record: It was the first time in modern history that lawmakers started a different…
    Mitch Kokai, January 13, 2012
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    Gov. Beverly Perdue’s questionable use of embargoed federal unemployment data has attracted attention from state lawmakers and a congressional committee. Rick Henderson offers a status report during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Speaking of controversy surrounding the governor, you’ll hear what Wake County Superior Court Judge…
    Mitch Kokai, January 13, 2012
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    This week’s Carolina Journal Online Friday interview features a conversation with Dr. C.L. Gray about his book, The Battle for America’s Soul. Fergus Hodgson’s guest Daily Journal outlines a strategy for North Carolina to repay its $2.6 billion unemployment insurance debt.
    Mitch Kokai, January 13, 2012
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    Cal Thomas pushes a change in media interrogation of GOP presidential contenders

    Cal Thomas devotes his latest column to the partisan questions fired at Republican presidential candidates during last weekend’s network news shows. These were the types of accusatory questions that would never be asked of a Democratic president. One would not expect to hear, for…
    Mitch Kokai, January 12, 2012
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    Don’t excuse the organizations

    The Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce and the Wake Education Partnership may have hosted a secret meeting between assignment guru Michael Alves and Democratic members of the Wake County school board.  The News & Observer gave a rather grandmotherly reproach to the Democratic attendees in an editorial yesterday,…
    Terry Stoops, January 12, 2012
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    Williamson challenges the notion of a ‘Bain bailout’

    Kevin D. Williamson‘s latest National Review Online column counters the “nakedly false” allegation that the firm once run by presidential candidate Mitt Romney benefited from two taxpayer-funded bailouts: Romney may have caught flak for saying that he likes being able to fire people, but…
    Mitch Kokai, January 12, 2012
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    Yes, a broken clock is accurate twice a day

    And that’s how one might react to the following comment recorded in the News & Observer‘s “Under the Dome”: The spin: “The most recent round of legislative redistricting has left many progressives frustrated, but they should not be,” said Gerrick Brenner, executive director of Progress North…
    Mitch Kokai, January 12, 2012
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    No, of course there’s no need for voter ID

    If you think there’s no need for North Carolina to adopt a photo identification requirement for voters, perhaps the latest video from James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas will change your mind.
    Mitch Kokai, January 12, 2012