Politics (page 964)

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    Krauthammer ponders what the 2011 election results say about 2012

    Charles Krauthammer explains in a new National Review Online column why this year’s election results signal that 2012 will be a “struggle.” Interesting split: Ohio protects traditional union rights, while telling an overreaching Washington to lay off its health-care arrangements. Indeed, there were splits…
    Mitch Kokai, November 11, 2011
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    Occupiers continue to protest in Raleigh, Charlotte, and other spots across the state. Why? John Hood addresses that topic in the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Michael Sanera and Troy Kickler discuss the latest round of their Citizens’ Constitutional Workshops, including a new workshop that focuses on…
    Mitch Kokai, November 11, 2011
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    This week’s Carolina Journal Online Friday interview features a conversation with Mount Olive College economist Paul Cwik about the failure of Keynesian economics and “Say’s revenge.” Dsvid Bass’ guest Daily Journal explains why it’s time for the millennial generation to grow up.
    Mitch Kokai, November 11, 2011
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    Gizzi finds a few GOP bright spots in Tuesday’s elections

    Former John Locke Foundation Headliner John Gizzi offers his take on the latest election returns across the country: It was a pretty lousy day indeed for the the GOP—from losing the mayoralty of Waterbury, Conn., to failing to decisively win control of the state senate in…
    Mitch Kokai, November 10, 2011
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    Barone sticks up for the puppet guy

    Unlike some fellow conservative commentators, Michael Barone has no desire to poke fun at an Occupy Wall Street protester who quit his job as a public school drama teacher to spend $35,000 on a master’s degree in puppetry. I think that in quitting a…
    Mitch Kokai, November 10, 2011
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    Sowell outlines the ‘real’ Cain scandal

    Thomas Sowell uses the latest Herman Cain controversy as the basis for a new column on a broader issue: Let’s start with the law. Some people may think the fact that the National Restaurant Association reportedly paid $45,000 to settle a claim made by…
    Mitch Kokai, November 10, 2011
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    Hanson explores Obama’s foreign policy options

    Victor Davis Hanson‘s latest National Review Online column delves into the president’s possible steps in foreign policy in the months ahead. In terms of the Obama presidency, there is now no anti-war movement. It simply vanished in January 2009. Former outrages like Guantanamo, renditions,…
    Mitch Kokai, November 10, 2011
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    New at CJO: Obama ‘veterans initiative’ targets local transit call centers

    Carolina Journal Online reports that President Obama’s new $35 million “veterans initiative” funds local transit call centers serving veterans and nonveterans alike, including people in Wake County.
    Mitch Kokai, November 9, 2011