Politics (page 972)

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    Entrepreneur battles city bureaurcacy. Let’s hope he wins!

    I received this kind note from a local entrepreneurs who wants to sell legal items to willing customers downtown but faces significant bureaucratic and political obstacles. For obvious reasons, he will remain anonymous.  It is unfortunate that in this free country citizens are fearful to express their dissatisfaction with government…
    Michael Sanera, December 15, 2011
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    Eleven charter schools make the cut

    Eleven of the 27 applicants for “fast track” charters will move to the next phase of the application process.  Schools that made the cut include the following: High Point College Prep (Guilford) Water’s Edge Village School (Currituck) Cornerstone Charter Academy (Guilford) Howard and Lillian Lee Scholars Charter (Orange) Mendenhall…
    Terry Stoops, December 15, 2011
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    Another pundit questioning the future use of behavioral economics

    Andrew Ferguson devotes his latest Weekly Standard article to a topic this forum has addressed before: the fading reputation of behavioral economics as a political tool. Is it possible that the people who run the Obama administration aren’t as smart as we’ve…
    Mitch Kokai, December 15, 2011
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    Barone probes Romney’s strategy of relying on ‘old rules’

    Veteran electoral number cruncher Michael Barone applies his expertise to former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney’s strategy for winning the Republican presidential nomination in 2012. There are four contests in January — the Iowa caucuses, and then the primaries in New Hampshire, South Carolina, and…
    Mitch Kokai, December 15, 2011
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    Thomas believes Obama is counting on electoral amnesia

    Cal Thomas‘ latest column contends that President Obama is hoping voters will forget in the coming year much of what he said on the campaign trail in 2008. In his latest in a series of interviews on “60 Minutes” last Sunday night, the president…
    Mitch Kokai, December 15, 2011
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    Carney tackles Corzine’s crony capitalism

    People heading to Raleigh’s Sisters’ Garden at noon for the latest John Locke Foundation Headliner luncheon will have a chance to hear Timothy P. Carney of the Washington Examiner offer his insights into the 2012 presidential election, along with his take on the role Big Business…
    Mitch Kokai, December 15, 2011
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Don Carrington reports for Carolina Journal Online on the felony guilty plea from Peter Reichard, the former top fundraiser for Gov. Beverly Perdue’s campaign. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains how Perdue’s vetoes could thwart her re-election bid.
    Mitch Kokai, December 15, 2011
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    A preview of Thursday’s JLF Headliner luncheon?

    The Washington Examiner‘s Timothy P. Carney has devoted much of his professional effort to exposing crony capitalism in Washington. He documents another instance of the problem in this “Beltway Confidential” entry: When President Obama thinks of businessmen, naturally, he thinks of those of who…
    Mitch Kokai, December 14, 2011