Politics (page 972)

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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online on the race to replace Sue Myrick as U.S. representative in North Carolina’s 9th Congressional District. John Hood’s Daily Journal questions the purported benefits of consolidating local governments.
    Mitch Kokai, April 26, 2012
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    New at CJO: Republicans vie for nomination in Senate District 44 primary

    Barry Smith profiles the Republican primary in N.C. Senate District 44 for Carolina Journal Online.
    Mitch Kokai, April 25, 2012
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    Blatant dishonesty on per-pupil ranking

    Geez, News & Observer editors must be desperate.  Today’s ironically titled editorial on the Republicans’ Excellent Public Schools Act, “School Truth,” includes the following whopper, Meanwhile North Carolina has dropped in per-pupil spending to a rank somewhere in the mid- to high 40s among the 50 states. Somewhere?  Dropped? Earlier…
    Terry Stoops, April 25, 2012
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    In case you missed him …

    Rick Henderson discussed President Obama’s visit to UNC-Chapel Hill during the “Insiders” segment of News 14 Carolina’s “Capital Tonight.”…
    Mitch Kokai, April 25, 2012
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    Borders highlights the Rational Optimist

    In the latest edition of his Ideas Matter update, Max Borders profiles Matt Ridley. He’s the “rational optimist” highlighted in this forum earlier this year when he delivered a Hayek lecture at Duke University. Are we going to run out of food,…
    Mitch Kokai, April 25, 2012
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online that another Medicaid budget shortfall has state officials scrambling. John Hood’s Daily Journal discusses three N.C. governors who have focused on state transportation needs.
    Mitch Kokai, April 25, 2012
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    New at CJO: Republicans vie for Democratic state auditor’s job

    Dan Way profiles the Republican state auditor primary for Carolina Journal Online.
    Mitch Kokai, April 24, 2012
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    Forbes discusses the continuing power of the free-market message

    The latest issue of Forbes includes Steve Forbes‘ observations about the continuing power of an electoral message focusing on market-based — rather than government-based — solutions. Since the Great Depression advocates of big government have occupied the moral high ground when it comes to…
    Mitch Kokai, April 24, 2012