Politics (page 968)

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    Like the American political system? Thank Madison

    Richard Brookhiser has spent much of his recent years chronicling the Founders — individually and as a group. His latest subject is James Madison, the “Father of the Constitution” and the fourth American president. Brookhiser contends that Madison deserves much of the credit for the…
    Mitch Kokai, December 27, 2011
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    David Bass reports for Carolina Journal Online about upcoming 2012 Council of State elections. John Hood’s Daily Journal critiques welfare statists who misappropriate the Christmas story.
    Mitch Kokai, December 27, 2011
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    As we prepare to celebrate the Christmas holiday, the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio highlights some of the most interesting interviews from the past year. Stephen Hayes of Fox News and The Weekly Standard offered his thoughts about the 2012 presidential election, while Steven Hayward of the…
    Mitch Kokai, December 23, 2011
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    Newt Gingrich and the politics of history

    Yesterday, Reuters ran a really dumb story, “Gingrich’s nods to history don’t impress scholars.” I am not an apologist for Newt, and do not take this as an endorsement.  Rather, I object to a story designed to assail Gingrich’s intellect generally, rather than address his policy proposals and…
    Terry Stoops, December 22, 2011
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    Human Events names Paul Ryan its conservative of the year

    Lawrence Kudlow profiles Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan for Human Events, which just named the U.S. House budget chief its conservative of the year for 2011. Ryan has old-fashioned goals, too, like saving America from fiscal bankruptcy, economic stagnation and a European-style entitlement state.
    Mitch Kokai, December 22, 2011
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    Carney explains why both parties should agree to drop renewable energy tax credits

    Recent John Locke Foundation Headliner Timothy P. Carney says in his latest Washington Examiner article that scrapping a federal renewable energy tax credits ought to make sense to politicians on both sides of the partisan divide. If Democrats really share the Occupy…
    Mitch Kokai, December 22, 2011
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    Hitchens on Iran … 5 1/2 years ago

    One passage from Simon Schama’s Newsweek obituary of Christopher Hitchens struck me as especially well-said: It was Twain’s bravura in the face of the pompous and the banal that Hitch sought to perpetuate into the age of the conservative radio ranter, the formless drivel of the…
    Mitch Kokai, December 22, 2011
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    Praise for Thatcher from an unexpected quarter

    A new feature-length film profiling former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher prompts Newsweek to examine the Iron Lady’s record. You might be surprised to read some praise amid the ambivalence: She lambasted ambitious bureaucrats; the artificial Utopian megastate you want to build, she told…
    Mitch Kokai, December 22, 2011