Politics (page 961)

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    Now that Tina Brown has broken the dam …

    … by suggesting to fellow liberals that Barack Obama “wasn’t ready” for the presidency, like-minded scribes such as TIME’s Joe Klein are running with the theme. Klein’s latest column takes a rare jab at Jimmy Carter: The most important thing Carter had…
    Mitch Kokai, October 10, 2011
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    Gizzi outlines a double standard on doomed congressional votes

    Former John Locke Foundation Headliner John Gizzi documents for Human Events readers the Obama administration’s shifting position on congressional votes that are doomed to failure: After repeated condemnation during the debt-ceiling debate of Congress taking votes on matters that are “political statements” and have…
    Mitch Kokai, October 7, 2011
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    Goldberg probes the selective use of the term ‘extremist’

    Find a man wearing a sock on his head who tells you he wants to overthrow the government, and you might think you’re dealing with an “extremist.” Jonah Goldberg certainly thinks so. That’s why Goldberg tells National Review Online readers today that he’s puzzled the “E”…
    Mitch Kokai, October 7, 2011
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    York focuses on Rubio’s disinterest in VP job

    Byron York‘s latest Washington Examiner article probes Florida Sen. Marco Rubio’s statements that he has no interest in becoming the Republicans’ 2012 vice presidential candidate. Now, with Rubio’s “the answer is going to be no” statement, Republicans need to consider the possibility that Rubio’s…
    Mitch Kokai, October 7, 2011
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    Several North Carolina counties are asking voters in November for permission to raise the local sales tax. Michael Sanera critiques the sales pitch offered for those tax hikes during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Roy Cordato discusses a new legislative study of North Carolina’s certificate of…
    Mitch Kokai, October 7, 2011
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    This week’s Carolina Journal Online Friday interview features a conversation with former Bush administration anti-terrorism official Juan Zarate about the nation’s safety 10 years after the 9/11 terrorist attacks. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains why a printed attack on conservative North Carolina philanthropist Art Pope stems…
    Mitch Kokai, October 7, 2011
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    Senate leader blames Perdue team for lost Brunswick jobs, calls for larger review of incentives

    Democratic Gov. Beverly Perdue and her Commerce Department team are trading barbs with Republican legislative leaders over who’s to blame for Continental Tire’s decision to add a projected 1,000 new jobs or more in South Carolina, rather than Brunswick County. Senate leader Phil Berger, R-Rockingham, made his case during an…
    Mitch Kokai, October 6, 2011
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    As you read and listen to praise of Steve Jobs today, part 2

    He learned from his economic failures and maintained a laser-beam focus on improving products for his consumers. Steve Jobs also served as an admirable example for entrepreneurs in another way, as Timothy P. Carney documents for Washington Examiner readers. Compared to his competitors, though,…
    Mitch Kokai, October 6, 2011