Politics (page 1065)

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    Orange County: Sales tax advocacy?

    Does Orange County cross the line into advocacy when they produce videos like this?…
    Terry Stoops, October 27, 2011
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    Qualifications for office

    On Wednesday’s Bill LuMaye Show, Bill and Democratic political strategist Perry Woods chatted about the run-off election between Wake County school board candidates Heather Losurdo and Kevin Hill.  Mr. Woods pointed out that Losurdo lacked “qualifications” for the office, whereas Hill had been employed by the district as a…
    Terry Stoops, October 27, 2011
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    New at CJO: Pro-lifers dispute report critical of pregnancy centers

    David Bass reports for Carolina Journal Online about pro-life groups’ response to a new report criticizing pro-life pregnancy centers.
    Mitch Kokai, October 27, 2011
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    Weekly Standard’s Cost says stars align well for Romney

    John Hood isn’t the only writing about the likelihood of a Mitt Romney victory in the Republican presidential race. The Weekly Standard‘s Jay Cost tackles that theme as well in his latest “Morning Jay” update. I’m not going to weigh in on…
    Mitch Kokai, October 27, 2011
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    Upcoming JLF Headliner documents lobbyists’ support for Obama

    The Washington Examiner‘s senior political columnist, Timothy P. Carney, will share his expertise with a John Locke Foundation Headliner audience Dec. 15 in Raleigh. In the meantime, you might enjoy his latest article on lobbyist support for the Obama re-election campaign. President…
    Mitch Kokai, October 27, 2011
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    Barone notes voters’ turn against expertise

    Michael Barone‘s latest column notes voter distrust of “experts.” I call it the revolt against the experts. It has been going on for a long time. In the years after World War II, when pollsters first started testing confidence in leaders and…
    Mitch Kokai, October 27, 2011
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Donna Martinez reports for Carolina Journal Online about a Durham resident’s complaint that the city has used a taxpayer-funded public affairs TV program to promote a “yes” vote for a countywide transit sales-tax referendum. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains why he believes Mitt Romney will win…
    Mitch Kokai, October 27, 2011
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    The economy in haiku

    The Economist notes that the Kauffman Foundation joined economics and literature in their latest questionnaire on the economy. THE KAUFFMAN FOUNDATION conducts a quarterly survey of economics bloggers (you can see the third quarter results here). It tends to focus on current economic conditions and policy questions, but the fourth…
    Terry Stoops, October 26, 2011