Politics (page 966)

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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Karen Welsh reports for Carolina Journal Online about a western North Carolina public charter school run by teachers who are also investors. John Hood’s Daily Journal reflects on Gov. Beverly Perdue’s bad week.
    Mitch Kokai, November 30, 2011
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    Sowell offers a history lesson

    Thomas Sowell invokes within the latest column the old saying that we should “learn the lessons of history.” Talk show host Michael Medved?, for example, apparently thinks the Republicans need a centrist presidential candidate in 2012. He said, “Most political battles are won by…
    Mitch Kokai, November 29, 2011
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    Will Obama party like it’s 1948?

    Rich Lowry thinks so. The National Review editor suggests that President Obama’s re-election may hinge on a campaign reminiscent of the one Harry Truman used more than six decades ago. That the Truman campaign is a template at all is a measure of Obama’s…
    Mitch Kokai, November 29, 2011
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    Shhh …. don’t tell them

    Given the Occupy movement’s general antipathy toward capitalism, the following passage in a News & Observer report on Occupy Raleigh’s new home base is particularly amusing. Property owner Rob Baumgart, a Raleigh businessman, said he offered his land after reading about the group’s plight…
    Mitch Kokai, November 29, 2011
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    In case you missed him …

    Don Carrington offered WTVD analysis of the indictments Monday of a campaign donor and two campaign staffers connected to Gov. Beverly Perdue.
    Mitch Kokai, November 29, 2011
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Don Carrington reports for Carolina Journal Online about the indictment Monday of three people associated with Gov. Beverly Perdue’s 2008 election campaign. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains how North Carolina policymakers could boost economic growth and job creation by firing some teachers.
    Mitch Kokai, November 29, 2011
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    Want background information on the new indictments associated with Gov. Beverly Perdue’s 2008 election campaign?

    Carolina Journal‘s Don Carrington has been reporting on campaign irregularities linked to Gov. Beverly Perdue since summer 2010. You’ll find all of Carrington’s work on the topic here. Three of the stories led to Carolina Journal page one exclusives: September 2010: Perdue campaign advised Stubbs on…
    Mitch Kokai, November 28, 2011
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    The hidden hand of Obama for America volunteers in NC

    The New York Times credits “the hidden hand of thousands of Obama for America volunteers and staff members” for carrying Democratic candidates to victory in North Carolina. How did they do it?  According to the NYT, “Never publicizing their work, they went door-to-door across the state, successfully getting their…
    Terry Stoops, November 28, 2011