Politics (page 1065)

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    Virginia A.G. explains his state’s suits against the federal government

    If you watched with interest as North Carolina Republican legislators filed a brief supporting a lawsuit against ObamaCare — sidestepping Democratic Gov. Beverly Perdue and Attorney General Roy Cooper — you might be interested to read a recent issue of Hillsdale College’s Imprimis. Virginia A.G. Ken…
    Mitch Kokai, May 16, 2011
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    An Obama apologist sees his weakness on the economy

    No one could use TIME columnist Joe Klein of being a regular critic of our 44th president. That’s why it’s interesting to read this analysis from Klein’s latest column: By depriving the Republicans of the birth-certificate and tough-on-terrorism issues in a single…
    Mitch Kokai, May 16, 2011
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    Efforts to rein in public workers’ wages and benefits represent an evil Republican ploy, right?

    You might think so if you followed media coverage of events in places such as Wisconsin and Ohio. But Bloomberg Businessweek takes a closer look and finds that some Democratic politicians ca read the handwriting on the wall as well. Now, in…
    Mitch Kokai, May 16, 2011
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Sara Burrows’ latest Carolina Journal Online report previews this week’s activity for the N.C. General Assembly. John Hood’s Daily Journal documents a conflict of visions over the future of North Carolina policy.
    Mitch Kokai, May 16, 2011
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    Beacon Hill Institute’s tax model

    Some on the Left have said the Beacon Hill Institute’s methodology to determine the economic impact from tax cuts was debunked in Arizona, but Beacon Hill presented a thorough response to those criticisms. If you’re interested in the technical points and assumptions of tax and spending policy models, you…
    Joseph Coletti, May 13, 2011
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    York asks, ‘Where’s Mitt?’

    Byron York‘s latest Washington Examiner article delves into former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney’s strategy for winning the 2012 Republican presidential nomination: [I]n some key caucus and primary states, there is another, more basic question being asked these days: Where is the Romney campaign?…
    Mitch Kokai, May 13, 2011
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    Friday funnies courtesy of The Onion

    John Edwards Pays $30 To Register Edwards2016.com Just In Case CHAPEL HILL, NC—Disgraced former senator and democratic presidential candidate John Edwards told reporters Friday that while he has no plans to run for president in 2016, he has nonetheless registered Edwards2016.com because “you never know.” “I’m definitely not going to…
    Terry Stoops, May 13, 2011
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    This week’s Carolina Journal Online Friday interview features Donna Martinez’s conversation with Becki Gray about the legislative redistricting process. Rick Henderson’s guest Daily Journal questions the value of North Carolina’s business progressivism.
    Mitch Kokai, May 13, 2011