Politics (page 963)

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    Raleigh’s Assault on Food Trucks, Freedom and Jobs

    If you look carefully, at this 1900 photo of Hester Street in New York City, you can see my grandparents, or at least their spirit.  My German grandfather came to America from East Prussia in 1906.  My German grandmother came from one of the Seven Saxon villages in Transylvania…
    Michael Sanera, September 6, 2011
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    Would better questions lead to better debates?

    Tevi Troy thinks so. In a column posted at Politico, he suggests that the standard format planned for Wednesday’s Republican presidential debate at the Reagan library is unlikely to yield much useful information. Troy suggests an alternative: In this debate, the moderators should discard…
    Mitch Kokai, September 6, 2011
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    TIME’s Klein backs Romney … for now

    Which Republican presidential candidate elicits the most fear within the left-of-center political establishment? Certainly not Mitt Romney, as evidenced by the latest column from TIME’s Joe Klein, a frequent water carrier for the Obama administration. While offering Romney advice for his nomination battle with…
    Mitch Kokai, September 6, 2011
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    Putting partisan politics aside

    If you enjoyed Jonah Goldberg’s response to the notion of “putting partisan politics aside” during debates about public policy, you might appreciate the following excerpts from a new TIME article about President Obama’s approach to his re-election bid. Early in the piece, Michael Scherer offers this…
    Mitch Kokai, September 6, 2011
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    David Bass documents for Carolina Journal Online the latest spending report for N.C. congressional offices. John Hood’s Daily Journal questions the notion that today’s political rhetoric is the worst in American history.
    Mitch Kokai, September 6, 2011
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    S.C. governor has big idea for big Obama jobs speech

    If the president really wants to make some big news with next week’s jobs speech, he could take a suggestion from South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, as reported in Human Events: At any rate, if Obama really wants to make a difference with this speech, he’ll…
    Mitch Kokai, September 2, 2011
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    Kristol soils the Obama punch bowl

    A “secret retreat” this summer for senior Obama administration staffers signals that they realize the economy will still be in awful shape when voters decide next year whether to grant the president a second term. The Weekly Standard‘s William Kristol reacts to a TIME report in…
    Mitch Kokai, September 2, 2011
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    Goldberg outlines the speech he’d like to hear from the president

    Jonah Goldberg has plenty of expectations for President Obama’s upcoming congressional address: claims of pragmatism, self-quotation, calls for other people to partisan differences aside. Despite those expectations, Goldberg offers National Review Online readers the speech he would like to hear from the 44th president.
    Mitch Kokai, September 2, 2011