Politics (page 959)

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    You can never have too much Sowell

    Thomas Sowell, that is, Fans of his columns who would like to read one of his more recent books could start with tracts on basic or applied economics, intellectuals, facts and fallacies, the housing boom and bust, or any…
    Mitch Kokai, January 17, 2012
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    In case you missed it …

    WTVD asked the John Locke Foundation for analysis of the importance of the South Carolina Republican presidential primary debates. This forum has discussed before the role of gaffes in presidential contests.
    Mitch Kokai, January 17, 2012
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    David Bass reports for Carolina Journal Online on the potential benefits for vulnerable incumbents if redistricting lawsuits delay North Carolina’s congressional primaries. John Hood’s Daily Journal examines three liberal lines of attack against Republican leadership of the N.C. General Assembly.
    Mitch Kokai, January 17, 2012
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    Looking ahead to tonight’s GOP Debate

    Tonight at 9 PM on FoxNews, the South Carolina GOP will host one of the last debates before the primary on January 21st. Participating in tonight’s debate will be Mitt Romney, Ron Paul, Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum, and Rick Perry (Jon Huntsman dropped out of the race this morning). This…
    Daniel Simpson, January 16, 2012
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    Chris Christie and pie

    In documenting Mitt Romney’s campaign challenges, Joe Klein of TIME offers the following interesting observation about another Republican Atlantic-state governor: [New Jersey Gov. Chris] Christie, who is as comfortable in his bulk as the actor John Goodman used to be (when he was bulky),…
    Mitch Kokai, January 16, 2012
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    TIME’s Halperin echoes Krauthammer’s assessment of Ron Paul’s impact

    Charles Krauthammer already has labeled Ron Paul the big winner from the year’s first two Republican presidential contests. TIME‘s Mark Halperin offers a similar assessment in the magazine’s latest issue: Libertarian Ron Paul, once dismissed as an intriguing, entertaining but irrelevant fringe…
    Mitch Kokai, January 16, 2012
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    Thatcher’s real legacy

    As good an actress as Meryl Streep might be, there’s no way she could convey the real achievements of Margaret Thatcher, as the Heritage Foundation documents in the video clip below. HT: Rob Bluey…
    Mitch Kokai, January 13, 2012
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    U.S. Dept. of Education graphic worthy of ridicule

    Ironically, “public” and “government” problem solvers can thank individuals and corporations for the inventions – iPod, Rubik’s Cube, light bulb, pencil/pen, and film – depicted in the graphic below.               The graphic appears on the U.S. Department of Education…
    Terry Stoops, January 13, 2012