Politics (page 960)

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    Goldberg on government bloat

    His subject is Mitt Romney, but the following passage from Jonah Goldberg‘s latest column is worthy of consideration regardless of the context: Where does bloat keep on a-bloating? I’ll give you one guess. Contrary to liberal talking points, conservatives don’t oppose government…
    Mitch Kokai, January 13, 2012
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    Williamson delves into the Obama-haters’ distrust of Romney

    You can oppose President Obama because you believe he’s wrong. You can oppose him because you believe he’s evil. If you take the latter stance, Kevin D. Williamson says Mitt Romney is probably not the best Republican candidate for you. The most acute division…
    Mitch Kokai, January 13, 2012
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    Krauthammer explores Ron Paul’s ‘victories’

    Charles Krauthammer‘s latest column focuses on the impact of Ron Paul’s strong performances in the Republicans’ first two presidential contests of the year. [T]he bigger winner was Ron Paul. He got 21 percent in Iowa, 23 in New Hampshire, making him the only candidate…
    Mitch Kokai, January 13, 2012
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    A little perspective on midnight votes and ‘modern history’

    The News & Observer offers us the following observation this morning: The state legislature famously runs on its own time. But last week’s hastily called 12:45 a.m. session set a record: It was the first time in modern history that lawmakers started a different…
    Mitch Kokai, January 13, 2012
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    Gov. Beverly Perdue’s questionable use of embargoed federal unemployment data has attracted attention from state lawmakers and a congressional committee. Rick Henderson offers a status report during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Speaking of controversy surrounding the governor, you’ll hear what Wake County Superior Court Judge…
    Mitch Kokai, January 13, 2012
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    This week’s Carolina Journal Online Friday interview features a conversation with Dr. C.L. Gray about his book, The Battle for America’s Soul. Fergus Hodgson’s guest Daily Journal outlines a strategy for North Carolina to repay its $2.6 billion unemployment insurance debt.
    Mitch Kokai, January 13, 2012
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    Cal Thomas pushes a change in media interrogation of GOP presidential contenders

    Cal Thomas devotes his latest column to the partisan questions fired at Republican presidential candidates during last weekend’s network news shows. These were the types of accusatory questions that would never be asked of a Democratic president. One would not expect to hear, for…
    Mitch Kokai, January 12, 2012
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    Don’t excuse the organizations

    The Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce and the Wake Education Partnership may have hosted a secret meeting between assignment guru Michael Alves and Democratic members of the Wake County school board.  The News & Observer gave a rather grandmotherly reproach to the Democratic attendees in an editorial yesterday,…
    Terry Stoops, January 12, 2012