Politics (page 957)

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    Goldberg documents liberal aggression in the culture wars

    George W. Bush generated headlines and liberal criticism for his line “you’re either with us or you’re against us” during the days following the 9/11 attacks. But Jonah Goldberg tells National Review Online readers that the sentiment is actually one employed more often by those who…
    Mitch Kokai, February 9, 2012
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    David Bass reports for Carolina Journal Online on legislative Republicans’ questions about potential fraud in North Carolina’s public school lunch program. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains how the North Carolina governor’s race would benefit from the candidacies of former state Treasurer Richard Moore and state Sen.
    Mitch Kokai, February 9, 2012
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    Mitt and Newt should drop out

    There are 4 candidates in the race for the Republican nomination representing three different perspectives. There is one conservative, Rick Santorum, one libertarian, Ron Paul, and two purely pragmatic politicians, Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich. Clearly Santorum and Paul represent the two dominant ideologies within the party. While leaning right,…
    Roy Cordato, February 8, 2012
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    CPAC v. Occupiers: My money’s on Keb and Co.

    National Review Online’s Morning Jolt reports on a possible showdown between CPACers and Occupiers this weekend: The language of the yahoos at Occupy D.C. sounds like an over-the-top parody, but this is apparently how they really think: On February 9th through February 11th, a who’s who of dastardly politicians…
    Becki Gray, February 8, 2012
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    Heritage: More than 67 million Americans are dependent on government

    The Heritage Foundation has released its 2012 Index of Dependence on Government. The great and calamitous fiscal trends of our time—dependence on government by an increasing portion of the American population, and soaring debt that threatens the financial integrity of the economy—worsened yet again in 2010…
    Mitch Kokai, February 8, 2012
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    Borders bemoans basic ignorance of American political facts

    The latest edition of Max Borders‘ Ideas Matter update features a video depicting high school students’ poor command of basic knowledge about U.S. politics and geography. This video is probably supposed to be funny. But it’s not. Not at all. When a generation has…
    Mitch Kokai, February 8, 2012
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    Rubio examines the Obama record

    In a column posted at HumanEvents.com, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio offers a report card on the Obama administration’s peformance. Of course this president inherited a significant national debt, but over the last three years he’s made it worse by almost 50 percent For the…
    Mitch Kokai, February 7, 2012
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    The (absence of) limits to liberalism

    Writing at National Review Online’s blog “The Corner,” William Voegeli offers astute observations about the degree to which liberals are willing to accept the limits of constitutional democracy. Voegeli’s comments respond to comments from the Roosevelt Institute’s Mark Schmitt. Schmitt’s central point is that…
    Mitch Kokai, February 7, 2012