Politics (page 971)

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    Carney takes on central planning and cronyism

    Less than one week removed from his John Locke Foundation Headliner appearance, the Washington Examiner‘s Timothy P. Carney is tackling the cronyism inherent in “government-managed markets.” Central planners — whether in governments or huge corporations — cannot judge and balance supply and demand as…
    Mitch Kokai, December 20, 2011
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    Weekly Standard’s Cost highlights numbers that paint a bad picture for President Obama

    There’s still plenty of time for circumstances to change, but the Weekly Standard‘s Jay Cost notes in his most recent article that current election data look very bad for the president’s re-election bid. Horse race polls are of limited value this far from Election…
    Mitch Kokai, December 20, 2011
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    Meanwhile, Sowell offers Gingrich kudos

    Thomas Sowell‘s latest column suggests that considering a vote for Newt Gingrich to become the next U.S. president is not the same thing as voting to grant him sainthood. [H]ow much does Newt Gingrich’s personal life matter, whether we accept his claim that he…
    Mitch Kokai, December 20, 2011
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    Fund questions Newt’s love of the Roosevelts

    John Fund shares with National Review Online readers his concerns about former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich’s admiration for the two Roosevelt presidents. Together those two presidents embodied the Progressive Era and the New Deal, developments which dramatically expanded Washington’s powers and radically changed…
    Mitch Kokai, December 20, 2011
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online about the similarities between a current scandal involving the N.C. High School Athletic Association and a nearly decade-old scandal involving the head of the Exploris children’s museum. John Hood’s Daily Journal offers a diagnosis of CUDS, Citizens United Derangement…
    Mitch Kokai, December 20, 2011
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    In case you missed him …

    John Hood offered News 14 Carolina viewers his year-end political analysis during a joint appearance with Chris Fitzsimon on “Political Connections.”…
    Mitch Kokai, December 19, 2011
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    Geo Will continues his seminar on the Constitution

    In this class session, Will discusses the meaning of the 9th Amendment and the “presumption of liberty”. “The enumeration in the Constitution of certain rights shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.” Of course, the Supreme Court has completed gutted both the 9th…
    Michael Sanera, December 19, 2011
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    Death of civil discourse

    Yet another blog eliminates its comment section because participants cannot control themselves and engage in civil discourse. My unscientific poll shows that this problem is primarily an affliction of the left.  Many on the left seem incapable of engaging in intellectual discourse. Don correctly labels this problem “e-food fights.” See…
    Michael Sanera, December 19, 2011