Politics (page 1220)

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    Cutting deficits

    Live Blog James Politi and Stephanie Kirchgaessner should not be writing for the front page of a financial newspaper. In this morning's Financial Times, they write In a speech on Wednesday, the US president proposed cutting $4,000bn from deficits in the next 12 years, shrinking discretionary spending and the…
    Joseph Coletti, April 14, 2011
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    Ferguson warns against getting too excited about the power of online networking

    Historian Niall Ferguson‘s latest Newsweek column offers some sobering thoughts about the capability of information technology to change “the global balance of power.” It is not only proponents of democracy who know how to exploit the power of online networking. It is also the…
    Mitch Kokai, April 14, 2011
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    The good, the bad, and the … meh

    In its latest issue, Newsweek asked 20 “leaders and experts” for ideas about policy fixes federal officials should pursue right away. Some are good, while others smack of nanny-state paternalism. Among the more interesting suggestions is that of Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels: merit-based civil service.
    Mitch Kokai, April 14, 2011
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    Goldberg explains how themes from his Liberal Fascism book apply to current-day politics

    Three years have passed since Jonah Goldberg wrote Liberal Fascism, but he explained Wednesday night to a Chapel Hill audience why the book is still relevant to current American political debates. Click play below to watch Goldberg’s 1:03:15 presentation on the University of North Carolina campus.
    Mitch Kokai, April 14, 2011
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Anthony Greco’s latest Carolina Journal Online report focuses on a Republican legislative plan to tie unemployment benefit extensions to a budget resolution. John Hood’s Daily Journal rebuts exaggerated arguments against N.C. House Republicans’ budget proposals.
    Mitch Kokai, April 14, 2011
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    House budget, first look

    Live Blog House Appropriations subcommittees started debate yesterday on the specifics what it means to balance the budget in a pro-family, pro-growth way. Proposed savings in primary and secondary education of $694 million are midway between Gov. Perdue's $351 million and the John Locke Foundation's $1 billion. Community College…
    Joseph Coletti, April 13, 2011
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    Barone wants to stop the bickering and squabbling

    Michael Barone has a bone to pick with fellow political pundits. He explains in his latest Washington Examiner column: Let’s ban the verbs “bicker” and “squabble,” not for a month but forever. You’ve seen those verbs often if you’ve been reading about…
    Mitch Kokai, April 13, 2011
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    David Bass’ latest Carolina Journal Online report focuses on a bill that would remove redistricting power from state lawmakers and create an independent commission for that process. John Hood’s Daily Journal makes a case for redistricting reform.
    Mitch Kokai, April 13, 2011