Politics (page 961)

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    Another way Christie is saving N.J. taxpayers’ money

    Not content to clean up New Jersey state government, it seems Gov. Chris Christie also has decided to take on profligate local governments in the Garden State as well, according to an article in the latest Bloomberg Businessweek. Tony Mack, the mayor of Trenton,…
    Mitch Kokai, December 12, 2011
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    David Bass reports for Carolina Journal Online about heightened interest in the 2012 race for N.C. superintendent of public instruction. John Hood’s Daily Journal uses recent survey results to offer North Carolina politicians a lesson in humility.
    Mitch Kokai, December 12, 2011
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    There is no such thing as a free (school) lunch

    The News & Observer tries to do “cute” in their editorial on school lunch requirements. Well, maybe it’s no way to talk to adults. But they’ve got it coming. So to those members of Congress who want to relax sensible government requirements on school lunch regulations: shame on you.
    Terry Stoops, December 9, 2011
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    It’s the production, not the consumption

    In an article that urges the federal government to get out of the business of subsidizing home mortgages and making and guaranteeing college loans, National Review‘s Kevin D. Williamson makes a compelling argument against the “neo-Keynesian” urge to boost consumer consumption. Whatever consumer spending amounts to…
    Mitch Kokai, December 9, 2011
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    Bashing the 1 percent is ‘simultaneously brilliant and daft’

    That’s how Jonah Goldberg describes the Occupiers’ rallying cry in the latest National Review: If you got rid of all the 1 percenters tomorrow, a new top 1 percent would take its place. There will always be a top 1 percent. … … [S]loganeering…
    Mitch Kokai, December 9, 2011
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    How might the recent criminal indictments of three people tied closely to Gov. Beverly Perdue’s 2008 election campaign affect Tar Heel politics in the year ahead? John Hood addresses that question in the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Speaking of political scandal, Raleigh attorney Gene Boyce shares…
    Mitch Kokai, December 9, 2011
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    New at CJO: Republican Rep. Dale Folwell will not seek re-election

    David Bass reports for Carolina Journal Online that Rep. Dale Folwell, R-Forsyth, will not seek re-election.
    Mitch Kokai, December 8, 2011
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    Newt as Churchill?

    Steven Hayward doesn’t actually label Newt Gingrich the next Winston Churchill, “which would indeed feed Newt’s grandiosity.” But Hayward does compare the two political figures in a new National Review Online column. The important fact is this: The example of Churchill (and also Reagan…
    Mitch Kokai, December 8, 2011