Politics (page 966)

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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Don Carrington reports for Carolina Journal Online that the federal and state governments have spent millions of dollars on competing estimates of the number of “green” jobs. John Hood’s Daily Journal rebuts recent personal attacks targeting Gov. Beverly Perdue and former state school board chairman Howard Lee.
    Mitch Kokai, February 27, 2012
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    Kudlow probes the Obama energy strategy

    Lawrence Kudlow‘s latest column offers the following observation about President Obama’s approach to energy policy: He started out by mocking Republicans, stating that GOP candidates are licking their chops as gasoline prices rocket up. He said, “They are already dusting off their three-point plans…
    Mitch Kokai, February 24, 2012
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    Goldberg puts Republicans’ tepid response to the 2012 campaign in perspective

    Jonah Goldberg admits Republicans’ response to the 2012 election campaign have been less than overwhelmingly enthusiastic. In his latest National Review Online column, Goldberg finds a sliver of good news to go along with the bad for the GOP. Without minimizing the plight of the Republicans,…
    Mitch Kokai, February 24, 2012
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    Another commentator who liked the nearly endless string of GOP presidential debates

    You might doubt the sincerity of the Newsweek reporter who opined recently about the benefits of multiple Republican presidential debates. After all, a publication that clearly supports President Obama is likely to support any part of the political process that bloodies his eventual opponent. Perhaps you’ll assign more…
    Mitch Kokai, February 24, 2012
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    North Carolina public school students struggle to keep up with their peers in economically competitive countries around the globe, despite high per pupil spending levels. Terry Stoops discusses his new research into the topic during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Jenna Ashley Robinson will discuss the newly…
    Mitch Kokai, February 24, 2012
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    States must empty wallets for Common Core standards

    In a new report, researchers from the Pioneer Institute, American Principles Project, and the Pacific Research Institute estimate that implementation of Common Core State Standards in English and math will cost participating states $15.8 billion over seven years.  This total includes the cost of new assessments, professional development, instructional…
    Terry Stoops, February 23, 2012
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    Newsweek scribe likes all those GOP debates

    Andrew Romano of Newsweek declares he’s one of the few political observers who’s yet to suffer from Republican debate exhaustion. So yes: constant televised conflict is bound to make most, if not all, of the candidates seem somewhat less likable. But by transforming a…
    Mitch Kokai, February 23, 2012
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    When can the U.S. government justify killing a citizen without warning?

    The federal government raised some constitutional red flags last year when it targeted and killed al-Qaeda operative and U.S. citizen Anwar al-Awlaki in Yemen. Doug Bandow, senior fellow at the Cato Institute, and Afsheen John Radsan, founder of the National Security Forum and William Mitchell College of Law professor, discussed…
    Mitch Kokai, February 22, 2012