Politics (page 967)

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    Herman Cain: Is he for real?

    It’s a question Brian Hughes explores in a Washington Examiner article. Hughes contends “the true test begins” now for the Hermanator. Cain has climbed to second in the polls in New Hampshire, but remains an unknown quantity for many voters. His 9-9-9 plan, which…
    Mitch Kokai, October 13, 2011
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    Could Republicans win control of the U.S. Senate in 2012?

    It’s a question David Freddoso addresses in his latest Washington Examiner article: Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., asserts in [Wednes]day’s L.A. Times that it would be “impossible” for Republicans to take the U.S. Senate in 2012. That’s not literally true, of course. Democrats…
    Mitch Kokai, October 13, 2011
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online about a recent Raleigh conference that focused on taxpayer subsidies for solar energy projects. John Hood’s Daily Journal reflects on the “occupiers.”…
    Mitch Kokai, October 13, 2011
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    Like a true liberal Gov. Perdue hates democracy

    AEI’s Steve Hayward describes liberalism’s love hate relationship with democracy.  They love it when the people vote their way, they want and hate it when they don’t.  One of his prime examples is Gov. Perdue’s call for suspending Congressional elections. Liberalism has been schizophrenic about democracy for about a…
    Michael Sanera, October 12, 2011
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    Those Republican-drawn school board districts sure made a difference

    As Democrats celebrate — and Republicans bemoan — last night’s Wake County school board results, one issue worth noting is the role of new Republican-drawn voting districts. You might remember a minor hubbub this spring when the current board’s GOP majority redrew election maps as required by law…
    Mitch Kokai, October 12, 2011
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    Time to change the way we select a president?

    Don’t worry. I’m not going to say anything about suspending elections. Instead I’m highlighting a new column from the Weekly Standard‘s Jay Cost, who wonders whether it makes much sense that roughly half of the presidential voting electorate is “totally hung up on whether…
    Mitch Kokai, October 12, 2011
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    Conquered Rubio foe Crist might return to electoral politics as Democrat

    John Gizzi reports for Human Events that former Republican Florida Gov. Charlie Crist — who became an independent in an unsuccessful U.S. Senate bid last year — might re-emerge as a Democrat to pursue a U.S. House seat next year. I mention this mainly as a…
    Mitch Kokai, October 12, 2011
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    Barone highlights high-speed rail debate

    Michael Barone delivers Washington Examiner readers some good news about the Obama administration’s high-speed rail plans. Dead. Kaput. Through. Finished. Washed up. Gone-zo. That, I think, is a fair description of the Obama administration’s attempt to build high-speed rail lines across America.
    Mitch Kokai, October 12, 2011