Politics (page 964)

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    National Review examines Obama’s ozone decision

    The latest National Review offers us this blurb: The Obama administration had been contemplating intrusive new rules on ozone emissions but suddenly reversed itself. The news came as a surprise to the president’s environmental buddies — and, more significant, to the EPA, which was not involved in the…
    Mitch Kokai, October 3, 2011
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Don Carrington reports for Carolina Journal Online that President Obama’s jobs plan appears to rely on teaching jobs that will last only one year. John Hood’s Daily Journal tells the tale of “Crooked Neck John.”…
    Mitch Kokai, October 3, 2011
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    Maybe a two-year suspension of shady tax incentive deals is in order

    It’s certainly a better idea — given the latest evidence — than a two-year suspension of congressional elections.
    Mitch Kokai, September 30, 2011
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    Goldberg notes how the ‘centrists’ are fleeing Obama

    Jonah Goldberg‘s latest National Review Online column examines the growing number of mainstream media “centrists” who are turning on our 44th president. I should say “the so-called center,” because one of those most tedious — yet meticulously maintained — fictions is the claim that…
    Mitch Kokai, September 30, 2011
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    Raleigh resident and former N.Y. congressman dissects N&O coverage of Perdue gaffe

    A former New York congressman and Reagan-era U.S. ambassador, Fred J. Eckert now lives in Raleigh. He shares with Washington Examiner readers this morning his assessment of the News & Observer’s coverage of the Perdue election-suspension gaffe. The story went up with this headline:…
    Mitch Kokai, September 30, 2011
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    York examines Cain’s 9-9-9 plan

    Byron York‘s latest Washington Examiner article takes aim at Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain’s tax plan, which would “throw out today’s tax structure and replace it with a 9 percent income tax, a 9 percent business tax, and a 9 percent national sales tax. Cain would eliminate capital…
    Mitch Kokai, September 30, 2011
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    Authors share themes from ‘The Declaration of Independents’

    Nick Gillespie of Reason.com and Matt Welch of Reason magazine believe libertarian politics can fix what’s wrong with America. That sentiment makes up the subtitle of their recent book The Declaration of Independents. They shared themes from the book during a presentation Thursday evening for Duke University’s Hayek Lecture…
    Mitch Kokai, September 30, 2011
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    The word “jobs” has occupied a great deal of attention in recent political discourse. The next edition of Carolina Journal Radio will tackle the national and North Carolina jobs pictures from several angles. You’ll hear excerpts from President Obama’s speech in Raleigh promoting his American Jobs Act, along…
    Mitch Kokai, September 30, 2011