Politics (page 952)

  • Post

    Perry attracts TIME’s spotlight

    A three-page TIME profile of Rick Perry spells out the pros and cons he would bring to the presidential race after 10 years as Texas governor. Among the more interesting passages is a comparison between Perry and a former Northeastern governor: [I]f Perry has…
    Mitch Kokai, August 15, 2011
  • Post

    TIME readers tweak magazine’s Tea Party coverage

    Two North Carolina letter writers take TIME to task this week for a recent cover story about the Tea Party’s impact on American politics. TIME highlights two anti-Tea Party letters from Nevada and Ohio, then offers us this contribution: I am not a Tea Party supporter,…
    Mitch Kokai, August 15, 2011
  • Post

    New Carolina Journal Online features

    David Bass’ latest Carolina Journal Online report focuses on the N.C. Association of County Commissioners’ interest in CJ‘s recent request for salary information from county governments. John Hood’s Daily Journal dissects the Republican presidential race’s trade of one governor for another.
    Mitch Kokai, August 15, 2011
  • Post

    New at CJO: Reaction to federal Appeals Court ruling against ObamaCare mandate

    Rick Henderson reports for Carolina Journal Online on the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals’ ruling against the individual health insurance mandate tied to ObamaCare.
    Mitch Kokai, August 12, 2011
  • Post

    Goldberg’s debate winners and losers

    This is from Jonah Goldberg’s “The Goldberg File.”  The entire post is simply wonderful and humorous too, but NR does not allow links so you have to subscribe to his weekly newsletter at NRonline. So, on the merits, I think Newt Gingrich was the best and — I can’t believe…
    Michael Sanera, August 12, 2011
  • Post

    Goldberg rebuts rationalization of the London riots

    Jonah Goldberg‘s latest column for National Review Online tackles arguments made to justify the London rioters’ actions. Already, on both sides of the Atlantic, lots of people are sure they know why England is burning. “The economic stagnation and cuts being…
    Mitch Kokai, August 12, 2011
  • Post

    Krauthammer: The political system works

    Charles Krauthammer‘s latest column posted at National Review Online takes aim at the notion that the American political system is broken. The people spoke; the process worked. Yes, it was raucous and divisive, but change this fundamental should not be enacted quietly. This is…
    Mitch Kokai, August 12, 2011
  • Post

    Barone believes the debate has left the GOP field unaltered

    Michael Barone's latest Washington Examiner article dissects the impact of last night's Republican presidential debate. The sharpest conflict came between the two candidates from next-door Minnesota who, they assured us, are anything but twins. Former Gov. Tim Pawlenty, who has spent more time and money in Iowa than anyone else on the stage but has been lagging behind Rep. Michele Bachmann, launched the sharpest attack of the evening. He called her record of accomplishment and results in Congress "nonexistent." And he said she had "a record of misstating and false statements." Later he said "leading and failing is not the objective. Leading and getting results is the objective."
    Mitch Kokai, August 12, 2011