Politics (page 952)

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    An astute observation

    Within a National Review book review that otherwise focuses on the pathology of British traitors, Michael Walsh offers an interesting paragraph on the modern-day liberal’s approach to the world: As Robert Frost famously said, a liberal is a man too broad-minded to take his own side in a…
    Mitch Kokai, June 14, 2011
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    John Hood’s Daily Journal focuses on legislative Republicans’ efforts to puncture myths about the value of North Carolina’s government establishment. 1:10 p.m. update: An earlier version of this post included a link to an article that is no longer available.
    Mitch Kokai, June 14, 2011
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    Bev uses veto to raise money for her campaign

    The ink is not even dry on the governor’s veto of the state budget (that is fiscally responsible, does not raise taxes and puts education money in the classroom) and she’s….you guessed it…..using it to raise money for her re-election campaign.  Unbelievable! Here’s her email in case you didn’t get…
    Becki Gray, June 13, 2011
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    Dana Milbank is confused, so what else is new?

    Don Boudreaux tries to straighten out Dana Milbank with this letter to the Washington Post.   Keep trying Don, it just might sink in. Dana Milbank praises Barack Obama’s outgoing economic advisor Austan Goolsbee for allegedly rejecting “hifalutin theory” in favor of “cold, hard facts” (“With Goolsbee’s departure, Obama…
    Michael Sanera, June 13, 2011
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    Economics vs. demographics

    The economic numbers don’t look good for President Obama as he assesses his re-election chances. The demographic numbers look much better, Republican consultant Mike Murphy warns in the latest TIME: The real ace up Obama’s sleeve in 2012? Changing demographics. As I wrote in…
    Mitch Kokai, June 13, 2011
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    Coburn on tax hikes

    You might be disappointed to read in the latest Bloomberg Businessweek that Oklahoma Sen. Tom Coburn is willing to accept some tax hikes (or the more euphemistic “revenue increases”) to help address the federal government’s debt problem. But if the following paragraph is accurate, you might…
    Mitch Kokai, June 13, 2011
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    Becki Gray addresses Tea Party group in Yadkinville

    Becki reports that she’s been meeting with “about 100 good folks interested in liberty and smaller government.” Sen. Andrew Brock delivered remarks as well.
    Mitch Kokai, June 11, 2011
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    Berger statement, video urges budget signature from Gov. Perdue

    From Senate President Pro Tem Phil Berger’s office: Berger: Governor, sign this budget Raleigh, N.C. – Senate President Pro Tempore Phil Berger (R-Rockingham) released a video Friday urging Gov. Beverly Perdue to sign the $19.7 billion bipartisan budget. Below is the transcript: “The…
    Mitch Kokai, June 10, 2011