Politics (page 974)

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    Barone examines new party identification numbers

    Michael Barone's latest Washington Examiner article dissects new data associated with voters' support for the two major parties. The Democratic party identification edge has been reduced to 47 to 43 percent. That's a 4-point drop for Democrats and a 4-point rise for Republicans since 2008. The Pew analysts note, as if they were analyzing a growth stock, that the Republicans' numbers haven't improved since 2010. But the 2010 numbers yielded a 52 to 45 percent Republican lead in the popular vote for the House. If -- and it's always a big if -- Republicans can maintain that standing in party identification, they should be in fine shape in November 2012, even with increased presidential year turnout.
    Mitch Kokai, July 27, 2011
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    David Bass’ latest Carolina Journal Online report examines the future of the Voting Rights Act as a factor in North Carolina’s congressional and legislative redistricting plans. John Hood’s Daily Journal focuses on fairness in public policy.
    Mitch Kokai, July 27, 2011
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    AFP celebrates veto overrides, calls for more

    The N.C. House already had voted to override three of Gov. Beverly Perdue’s vetoes this week before Americans for Prosperity had its chance to rally in favor of veto overrides. Nonetheless, AFP North Carolina state director Dallas Woodhouse and his supporters gathered in front of the Legislative Building during the…
    Mitch Kokai, July 26, 2011
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    Who are the poor?

    If you appreciated John Hood’s recent Daily Journal on the “poor” state of current poverty statistics, you might enjoy a new column at National Review Online from Robert Rector of the Heritage Foundation. Rector asks: What is poverty in America today? The most recent…
    Mitch Kokai, July 26, 2011
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Sam Hieb’s latest Carolina Journal Online report details Guilford County Schools’ surprising $10 million surplus. John Hood’s Daily Journal assesses the political implications of votes to override Gov. Beverly Perdue’s vetoes.
    Mitch Kokai, July 26, 2011
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    Obama and La Raza

    Rob Bluey of the Heritage Foundation notes in a Daily Caller column today the close coordination in messaging between the Obama administration and the Latino group La Raza. La Raza regularly mirrors the White House message on a range of topics, and a careful…
    Mitch Kokai, July 25, 2011
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    Garner-Clayton Record gets another one right

    This opinion piece by Scott Bolejack  of the Garner-Clayton Record also gets the Raleigh food truck fight right. And it’s not as though food trucks have a guaranteed advantage over brick-and-mortar restaurants. Most obvious, few people stand in the rain, sleet, snow, cold or heat to buy lunch on…
    Michael Sanera, July 25, 2011
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    One newspaper exposes the light rail scam

    Finally!  At least one editorial board sees the folly in the proposed rail system in the Triangle.  The Garner-Clayton Record recently ran this editorial providing the facts not emotion on the “all cost, no benefit” rail system. Speaking of federal dollars for mass transit, some states are starting to…
    Michael Sanera, July 25, 2011