Politics (page 974)

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    New at CJO: N.C. Democratic Party chairman refuses to resign, agrees to move up election for successor

    David Bass reports for Carolina Journal Online about N.C. Democratic Party chairman David Parker’s announcement this afternoon that he will move up the date for the election of a new party chairman in the wake of a high-profile sexual harassment scandal.
    Mitch Kokai, April 19, 2012
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    New at CJO: The N.C. Senate District 33 Republican primary pits incumbent Bingham against challenger

    David Bass reports for Carolina Journal Online about the Republican primary in N.C. Senate District 33, which pits incumbent Stan Bingham against challenger Eddie Gallimore.
    Mitch Kokai, April 19, 2012
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    Brookings report on schools and zoning

    Jonathan Rothwell of the Brookings Institution just published a new report, “Housing Costs, Zoning, and Access to High-Scoring Schools.”  Education reporter Keung Hui wrote a clear and balanced story on the Brookings report in today’s News & Observer. Let’s get a few things out into the open.  Like all…
    Terry Stoops, April 19, 2012
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    Pagando por tener un espacio en la política de la Oficina del Tesorero

    ¿Trabajando para Nueva York o Carolina del Norte? Mientras hace campaña por la reelección, la tesorera de Carolina del Norte, Janet Cowell, tiene algunas cuentas que realizar. Janet Cowell Durante los tres últimos años, el sistema de jubilación de Carolina del Norte que la tesorera administra, ha conseguido rendimientos de 1.2 por ciento por debajo de la media nacional y no alcanzó su propio punto de referencia. De 31 estados terminando el año fiscal el 30 de Junio, Carolina del Norte ocupó el penúltimo lugar en ganancias, solo por delante de Pennsylvania. Con activos de $74.9 billones, esos pobres indicadores equivalen a $2.7 billones no percibidos en sus tres años. Su competidor por la candidatura demócrata, Ron Elmer, es también uno de los profesionales en finanzas más acreditados del país, y considera que aun una simple inversión en portafolio podría fácilmente superar los indicadores de los fondos de pensiones de Cowell.
    Fergus Hodgson, April 19, 2012
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    Barone explores Romney’s vice presidential options

    Michael Barone‘s latest column probes presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s options for a running mate. Rather than pursue a ticket-balancing approach, Barone suggests Romney might go for the “double vanilla” option, a second white male. Four possibilities come to mind. One is Paul…
    Mitch Kokai, April 19, 2012
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    Frum apparently wishes that Obama would be more monstrous and loathsome

    David Frum reviews for the latest Newsweek the fourth volume of Robert Caro’s growing biography of Lyndon Johnson. What does Caro think about LBJ? It’s not an attractive picture. Caro’s Johnson is a bully and braggart, a wheedler and manipulator, a man of bad…
    Mitch Kokai, April 19, 2012
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    Newsweek highlights political cooperation on criminal justice reform

    Following John Hood’s lead, the latest Newsweek highlights the fact that people holding divergent political views are finding common ground in the area of criminal justice reform. Inspired by the Tea Party ethos, heavyweight GOP governors such as Bobby Jindal and Mitch…
    Mitch Kokai, April 19, 2012
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Don Carrington reports for Carolina Journal Online that a state Commerce Department official at the center of a sustainability scandal is still on the job, nearly two weeks after the scandal broke. John Hood’s Daily Journal focuses on the value of a free society that’s not…
    Mitch Kokai, April 19, 2012