Politics (page 1024)

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    Sowell explains why ‘taxing the rich’ doesn’t work

    Even if you buy into the notion that “taxing the rich” is a fair and appropriate way to raise more money for government programs, Thomas Sowell‘s latest column ought to convince you that the idea doesn’t work. Sowell starts with a discussion of efforts to tax…
    Mitch Kokai, September 15, 2011
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    Barone tackles the ‘solar scandal’

    Michael Barone‘s latest column posted at National Review Online focuses on the fiasco surrounding taxpayer funding for the Solyndra solar project. The House Energy and Commerce oversight subcommittee conducted a hearing on Solyndra on Wednesday. Documents have been sought not only by Republicans but…
    Mitch Kokai, September 15, 2011
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    York notes the president’s interest in working ‘around’ Congress

    If you listened to President Obama’s campaign speech for his jobs plan Wednesday, you heard him attempt to enlist support for pressuring Congress to “pass this bill.” But as Byron York reports for the Washington Examiner, the president is not as interested in congressional action on…
    Mitch Kokai, September 15, 2011
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    Carney glad to hear GOP candidates attacking crony capitalism

    Timothy P. Carney‘s latest Washington Examiner column notes his excitement that some Republican presidential contenders seem to be taking aim at the crony capitalism that flies in the face of free-market principles. Although the Republicans’ professed belief in free markets would imply a rejection…
    Mitch Kokai, September 15, 2011
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    David Bass recaps for Carolina Journal Online the three-day legislative session that wrapped up Wednesday. John Hood’s Daily Journal challenges myths about government meddling and trust funds.
    Mitch Kokai, September 15, 2011
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    Congrats to NCSU Young Americans for Liberty chapter…

    …for coming out to counter Obama’s propaganda tour stop at NC State today.
    Roy Cordato, September 14, 2011
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    Think an overly extended welfare state doesn’t matter?

    It’s not just my Hungarian heritage that leads me to highlight a Bloomberg Businessweek article about great-grandfather Kokai’s homeland. Wielding scythes and pitchforks, about 30 men and women hack through brambles on a hillside above the Hungarian village of Gyöngyöspata. With the nearest road more than…
    Mitch Kokai, September 14, 2011
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    Obama visits NC – Will revisits Obama

    George Will’s latest column is brilliant.  It is difficult to pick one passage to highlight here.  I’ll do it anyway. During the debt-ceiling debate, The New York Times, liberalism’s bulletin board, was aghast that Republicans risked causing the nation to default on its debt. Now two Times columnists endorse…
    Terry Stoops, September 14, 2011