Politics (page 960)

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    Better red than … huh?

    Unless you’re a typical American college professor, you might be mystified by the concept of China’s “red restaurants,” as profiled in the latest Newsweek: Many of the Red-restaurant clientele were urban youths during the Cultural Revolution. In a nationwide campaign, they were sent to the countryside…
    Mitch Kokai, October 6, 2011
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Karen McMahan reports for Carolina Journal Online that U.S. Rep. Heath Shuler, D-11th District, is co-sponsoring a federal measure to ease restrictions on people who carry concealed handguns across state lines. John Hood’s Daily Journal examines Francis Fukuyama’s recent book, The Origins of Political Order.
    Mitch Kokai, October 6, 2011
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    Want more freedom and prosperity? Stossel recommends electing libertarians

    John Stossel‘s latest column features his forecast for a country run by libertarians. Freedom frightens some people. They say if no one is in charge there would be chaos. That is intuitive, but think about a skating rink. Before rinks were invented, if you…
    Mitch Kokai, October 5, 2011
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    Barone dissects the president’s foot-dragging leadership on issues that offend pals

    Michael Barone‘s latest Washington Examiner column discusses President Obama’s unwillingness to show forceful leadership on issues that are bound to rock some of his base supporters. The day before [Chris] Christie spoke in Trenton, the Obama White House officially delivered the free trade agreements…
    Mitch Kokai, October 5, 2011
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    Cheney and the media

    Andrew Ferguson devotes his latest “Press Man” column in Commentary to a discussion of former Vice President Dick Cheney’s evolving view of the media’s proper role. He learned how to “work the press,” as he puts it, from the masters of the art. He…
    Mitch Kokai, October 5, 2011
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    Hayward tackles the liberal misappropriation of the Reagan record

    Steven Hayward has been “astonished” by liberals’ apparent admiration for Ronald Reagan in recent years, including President Obama’s efforts to emulate the 40th president. In the latest Commentary cover story (subscriber link, Hayward explores the liberal “misappropriation” of Reagan, including Obama’s use of Reagan’s words about…
    Mitch Kokai, October 5, 2011
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online about a controversial solar project involving Buncombe County Schools. John Hood’s Daily Journal examines the role of social media and marketing in politics.
    Mitch Kokai, October 5, 2011
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    Did Dick Durbin just tell Charlotte to take a flying leap?

    The Senate’s No. 2 Democrat, Dick Durbin of Illinois, just called on Bank of America customers to “get the heck out of” BofA, which is about to charge debit card customers a $5 monthly fee. Uh, Dick … did you know that BofA is headquartered in Charlotte, which is where…
    Rick Henderson, October 4, 2011