Politics (page 969)

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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
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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