Politics (page 958)

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    Jefferson and ‘ward republics’

    The latest edition of Max Borders‘ Ideas Matter update includes an item focusing on Thomas Jefferson and the concept of “ward republics.” What if counties were as powerful as states? And what if the power of the federal government were pushed down to the…
    Mitch Kokai, May 9, 2012
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    In case you missed him …

    John Hood spent primary election night with Democratic consultant and TalkingAboutPolitics.com blogger Gary Pearce. They analyzed election results during News 14 Carolina’s live wall-to-wall primary coverage.
    Mitch Kokai, May 9, 2012
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Carolina Journal Online reports that the percentage of recent high school graduates enrolling in at least one remedial community college class has increased for the third straight year. John Hood’s Daily Journal probes political pandering on education.
    Mitch Kokai, May 9, 2012
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    JLF, Carolina Journal offering up-to-the-minute election results via Twitter

    You’ll find the latest news on North Carolina election results via Twitter from Rick Henderson (@deregulator) and David Bass (@davidnbass).
    Mitch Kokai, May 8, 2012
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    Talking the talk

    Bloomberg.com offers a great headline this morning: Obama Hits Syria With Brutal Blast of Adverbs For those who question the president’s commitment to a robust foreign policy, writer Jeffrey Goldberg offers the following reassurance: Some critics say the U.S. has…
    Mitch Kokai, May 8, 2012
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    Another interesting take on the Warren controversy

    Daniel J. Flynn offers Human Events readers this morning a different take on the flap surrounding Elizabeth Warren’s Native American heritage. Flynn is concerned less about the degree to which Warren used that heritage to get a Harvard professorship than he is about what Harvard’s hiring…
    Mitch Kokai, May 8, 2012
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    Sowell dissects the Occupy movement

    Thoms Sowell‘s latest column examines disturbing characteristics of the Occupy movement. How did the Occupy movement acquire such immunity from the laws that the rest of us are expected to obey? Simply by shouting politically correct slogans and calling themselves representatives of the 99…
    Mitch Kokai, May 8, 2012
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    No record to run on? Go negative instead

    Jonathan S. Tobin dissects President Obama’s re-election strategy — as evidenced by weekend rallies in Virginia and Ohio — for readers of Commentary‘s “Contentions” blog: The president possesses formidable advantages in his battle with Republican opponent Mitt Romney, but his reliance on a purely…
    Mitch Kokai, May 8, 2012