Politics (page 1037)

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    Debunking socialism … again

    One suspects Kevin D. Williamson remains in fighting form to tackle Marxist myths — having recently published The Politically Incorrect Guide to Socialism. If so, he must have enjoyed his latest assignment for Commentary magazine, a review of Terry Eagleton’s book Why Marx Was Right. The…
    Mitch Kokai, May 3, 2011
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Don Carrington’s latest Carolina Journal Online report highlights basketball broadcaster Billy Packer’s fight with state environmental regulators. John Hood’s Daily Journal ridicules Democrats’ outlandish claims about potential job losses associated with the Republican legislature’s budget plan.
    Mitch Kokai, May 3, 2011
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    Budget deficit

    Live Blog House Republicans had a press conference today to explain their budget proposal. A number of questions focused on what happened to the $2.4 billion shortfall discussed earlier this year. The actual deficit that needs to be filled is $1,998,057,612. Here's the score: the continuation budget for…
    Joseph Coletti, May 2, 2011
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    Think the federal government’s debt is no big deal?

    Perhaps a new TIME article will change your mind: The Congressional Budget Office projects that within 12 years, federal debt could reach 100% of GDP, putting the U.S. deeper in the hole than bankrupt Ireland or Portugal; the bond raters from S&P have good reason to…
    Mitch Kokai, May 2, 2011
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    TIME’s Halperin examines the impact of Barbour bowing out

    Who wins because of Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour’s decision not to run for president in 2012? Mark Halperin of TIME has some thoughts on the subject: Tim Pawlenty and, if they run, Mitch Daniels and Jon Huntsman stand the best chances of…
    Mitch Kokai, May 2, 2011
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    Returning from fantasyland

    The debate over North Carolina’s state budget has pitted those wedded to the status quo — who seem to believe a fantasy that some miracle will enable North Carolina to afford unsustainable government programs — versus those who want to rein in spending to…
    Mitch Kokai, May 2, 2011
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Anthony Greco’s latest Carolina Jourbal Online report previews this week’s legislative action in North Carolina, including anticipated votes on the House budget. John Hood’s Daily Journal analyzes the surprising staying power of conspiracy theories.
    Mitch Kokai, May 2, 2011
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    York examines the importance of Huckabee’s choice

    Byron York asserts in his latest Washington Examiner article that the outcome of the 2012 Republican presidential nomination contest depends largely on former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee’s decision about whether to run. The primary season will be one kind of contest with the former…
    Mitch Kokai, April 29, 2011