Politics (page 962)

  • Post

    When the headline falls short of the mark

    Read a headline like this one … Perdue vows stand on same-sex marriage ban … and you expect an article explaining how Gov. Beverly Perdue plans to stake out a forceful position on a hot-button issue, regardless of the political consequences. Instead, the News & Observer tells us…
    Mitch Kokai, October 6, 2011
  • Post

    With friends like these …

    There’s much to make you laugh in Howard Kurtz’s new Newsweek article about President Obama’s “populist makeover,” including the silly assertion that the president made serious attempts to work with Republicans after the 2010 election. Still, the best parts focus on the criticism from the president’s “allies.”…
    Mitch Kokai, October 6, 2011
  • Post

    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
  • Post

    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
  • Post

    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
  • Post

    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
  • Post

    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
  • Post

    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