Politics (page 962)

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    An article that supports Hayward’s ‘death of environmentalism’ thesis

    The Bloomberg Businessweek headline reads “Why the Greens Matter Less to Obama 2012,” and the article details the Obama administration’s willingness to ignore environmentalists’ concerns about issues such as Keystone XL crude-oil pipeline. The protest garnered headlines, but even its organizers acknowledge they’re struggling to influence…
    Mitch Kokai, November 16, 2011
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    Time to see the light

    The latest Bloomberg Businessweek details some state’s efforts to bypass the provisions of the 2007 Energy Independence and Security Act — otherwise known as the crazy legislation that bans incandescent light bulbs. Washington having failed them, the light bulb brigade is now taking its…
    Mitch Kokai, November 16, 2011
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    Atlantic columnist probes Romney’s business acumen

    If Mitt Romney is likely to win the Republican presidential nomination, his qualifications for the Oval Office demand scrutiny. Megan McArdle examines one aspect of the Romney resume in a new Atlantic feature: his business career. McArdle takes aim at Romney’s long career as…
    Mitch Kokai, November 16, 2011
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    The impact of confirmation bias

    If you remember year-old news about lefties’ lack of comprehension of basic economic facts, you might want to read this article from the latest issue of The Atlantic. Libertarian George Mason University economist Daniel B. Klein has confirmed earlier results that self-described progressives and liberals tend…
    Mitch Kokai, November 16, 2011
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Don Carrington reports for Carolina Journal Online former state Sen. Fred Hobbs’ rebuttal against charges that his firm falsified information on grant applications prepared for Yadkin County government. John Hood’s Daily Journal discusses Democratic politicians’ efforts to distance themselves from the Occupy movement.
    Mitch Kokai, November 16, 2011
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    State receives 27 charter school applications

    Dan Way of Carolina Journal and Morgan Josey Glover of the News & Record report that the Office of Charter Schools has received 27 charter school applications.  A handful of these schools were unable to obtain a charter in the past because the state-imposed cap of 100 schools…
    Terry Stoops, November 15, 2011
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    A bipartisan flat tax

    Republicans are the only ones spending much time today talking about a flat tax. Fortune columnist Geoff Colvin says this doesn’t have to be the case. The injection of the flat tax into the campaign makes the issue bitterly partisan, which it should not…
    Mitch Kokai, November 15, 2011
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online on the more than two dozen applications submitted to date to launch new public charter schools in North Carolina. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains why North Carolina politicians should swear off bubble gum and other unhealthy political confections.
    Mitch Kokai, November 15, 2011