Politics (page 973)

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    An interesting omission

    The latest Bloomberg Businessweek devotes its first two substantive pages — the “Opening Remarks” feature — to Charles Kenny’s musings about “the inability of the world’s leaders to reach a deal on climate change,” which he describes as “the greatest global challenge of the new century.” Given the…
    Mitch Kokai, December 14, 2011
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    N&O: Achievement gap good for sake of diversity in Chapel Hill

    Predictably, the editors of the News & Observer believe that the state should deny the charter school application submitted by representatives of the Howard and Lillian Lee Scholars Charter School in Chapel Hill because the school would “lessen diversity in the existing schools – a detrimental effect.” Apparently, keeping…
    Terry Stoops, December 14, 2011
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    For those who worry about Big Money in American politics …

    The latest Bloomberg Businessweek offers interesting information about the Republican presidential nomination contest: The top nine Republican candidates spent $53 million through September, compared with $132 million spent at the same time four years ago. The sum is even lower than totals reported during the same period in…
    Mitch Kokai, December 14, 2011
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Sara Burrows reports for Carolina Journal Online about a new state law designed to attract new breweries to North Carolina. John Hood’s Daily Journal urges people to approach new ideas with an open mind, not an empty mind.
    Mitch Kokai, December 14, 2011
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    New at CJO: Perdue associate’s email hints at defense strategy

    The latest Carolina Journal Online report reveals details from an email former Bev Perdue campaign finance director Peter Reichard sent to friends on the day he was indicted in connection with the 2008 campaign.
    Mitch Kokai, December 13, 2011
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    Charter school mêlée in Chapel Hill

    This week the NC Public Charter Schools Advisory Council will review 27 “fast track” charter school applications.  The Howard and Lillian Lee Scholars Charter School is among the applicants. The school is named after Howard Lee, former Chapel Hill mayor, legislator, and chair of the NC State Board of Education,…
    Terry Stoops, December 13, 2011
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    Sowell says gridlock will likely lead to better results than planned intervention

    Thomas Sowell‘s latest column contends that the Washington gridlock President Obama decries so regularly might end up saving his bacon. Not only does gridlock allow the president to blame Republicans for not solving the financial crisis that his own runaway spending created, the inability…
    Mitch Kokai, December 13, 2011
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    Beran punctures the liberal belief in a painless world

    Author Michael Knox Beran offers National Review Online readers an antidote to the liberal promise of a pain-free world. The dream of a painless world is the great illusion of liberalism. Classical liberalism, it is true, never promised to make men happier; it promised…
    Mitch Kokai, December 13, 2011