Politics (page 973)

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    Easton defends the 1 percent

    Nina Easton‘s latest Fortune column offers good reasons to emulate — rather than demonize — the “1 percent.” What if I told you that there was a group of hard-driving workaholics who tend to have advanced degrees and bring a level of talent and…
    Mitch Kokai, April 24, 2012
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    Commentary blogger examines the impact of media bias on the 2012 presidential race

    Mitt Romney will be running against more than one powerful opponent in this fall’s presidential race. Commentary blogger Jonathan S. Tobin reminds us that — in addition to President Obama — Romney must battle an unfriendly press corps. Other than the conservative strongholds of…
    Mitch Kokai, April 24, 2012
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    Excellent Public Schools Act

    Today, the Republican leadership in the NC Senate released details of the Excellent Public Schools Act.  The comprehensive K-12 reform package includes the following components: Adding new reading-intensive instruction for students who struggle with reading. Emphasizing the importance of literacy by ending social promotion of students who can’t read…
    Terry Stoops, April 23, 2012
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    New at CJO: Democratic 10th Congressional District primary profiled

    Donna Martinez profiles the 10th Congressional District Democratic primary for Carolina Journal Online.
    Mitch Kokai, April 23, 2012
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Sara Burrows reports for Carolina Journal Online that a state board is threatening legal action against a blogger who has shared details of his fight against diabetes. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains why North Carolina Democrats can’t pin their electoral woes on embattled state party chairman…
    Mitch Kokai, April 23, 2012
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    New at CJO: N.C. unemployment rate analyzed, Secretary of State GOP primary profiled

    Rick Henderson reports for Carolina Journal Online on North Carolina’s new employment numbers. The 9.7 percent unemployment rate ranks fifth-worst in the nation. Sam Hieb also reports on the Republican race to face Elaine Marshall in the election for North Carolina secretary of state.
    Mitch Kokai, April 20, 2012
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    Fund probes Obama’s fundraising operation

    John Fund‘s latest National Review Online column examines some questionable aspects of President Obama’s celebrated campaign fundraising operation. Yesterday, it was reported the Federal Election Commission unanimously found that the 2008 Obama campaign had failed to properly report some $2 million in last-minute contributions.
    Mitch Kokai, April 20, 2012
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    More advice for Romney to be Romney

    Jonah Goldberg isn’t the only one who thinks Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney should avoid pandering for votes by trying to boost his likeability. Alana Goodman covers similar ground in an entry for Commentary‘s “Contentions” blog: [T]here’s no reason to think Romney’s likeability ratings…
    Mitch Kokai, April 20, 2012