Politics (page 967)

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    Hanson exposes the problems associated with the ‘diversity industry’

    Victor Davis Hanson‘s latest National Review Online column exposes the problems associated with the pursuit of “cosmetic” diversity, the type of diversity “mostly to be distinguishable by the eye — skin color, gender, etc. — rather than internal and predicated on differences in political ideology or…
    Mitch Kokai, December 28, 2011
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    Steyn uses Gingrich as an example of the ills associated with the political class

    Mark Steyn‘s National Review cover story on Newt Gingrich includes the following excerpt, applicable to anyone who has ever gone to Washington to do good and ended up doing well: Perhaps the single most repellent feature of the political class that has served America so disastrously…
    Mitch Kokai, December 28, 2011
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    Heritage expert identifies Obama’s goal as ‘rule by elites’

    The latest National Review features Heritage Foundation Vice President Matthew Spalding‘s musings about key elements of President Obama’s recent speech in Osawatomie, Kan., also the site of a 1910 address in which former President Theodore Roosevelt outlined a progressive notion of a “New Nationalism.” Obama denies…
    Mitch Kokai, December 28, 2011
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Sara Burrows reports for Carolina Journal Online about a recent John Locke Foundation forum exposing the economic and environmental problems associated with wind power projects. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains why we would be a lot better off if more of us minded our own business.
    Mitch Kokai, December 28, 2011
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    Cal Thomas looks ahead to 2012

    We might not know who will win the presidential election in 2012, but syndicated columnist Cal Thomas has some “certain” predictions for the next year. The economic stimulus pipeline from Washington to the states is about to run dry. This means many governors…
    Mitch Kokai, December 27, 2011
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    Ryan: 2012 election a ‘referendum on the American idea’

    Recently named Human Events‘ conservative of the year, Wisconsin congressman Paul Ryan discussed the future with the publication’s Jason Mattera. “[The election] is a referendum on the American idea, not on Barack Obama and his handling of the economy,” Ryan told HUMAN EVENTS. “It…
    Mitch Kokai, December 27, 2011
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    Barone searches for the source of Obama’s success

    Michael Barone‘s latest article traces President Obama’s few foreign policy success stories to his continuation of pre-existing policies. Obama expected to be greeted as a hero and champion by the peoples and governments of what Donald Rumsfeld called derisively “Old Europe,” and by leaders…
    Mitch Kokai, December 27, 2011
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    Sowell’s random thoughts are more coherent than most current public policy

    Thomas Sowell‘s latest column collects some random thoughts for the new year. Among them: Nothing illustrates the superficiality of our times better than the enthusiasm for electric cars, because they are supposed to greatly reduce air pollution. But the electricity that ultimately powers these…
    Mitch Kokai, December 27, 2011