Politics (page 975)

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    Sununu highlights a critical piece of the debt-limit debate

    It’s a political drama that teaches some valuable lessons, but the federal debt-limit debate also highlights a disturbing fact: Too many Americans rely on government handouts. As former New Hampshire Sen. John Sununu notes in a new TIME column: “The dirty little secret about…
    Mitch Kokai, July 25, 2011
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    TIME assesses Bachmann’s chances

    The latest issue of TIME devotes a full two pages — actually four, if you count a two-page photo — to Michele Bachmann’s chances of capturing the Republican presidential nomination. The verdict? Don’t count her out: Candidates with Evangelical appeal have a history of…
    Mitch Kokai, July 25, 2011
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Karen Welsh’s latest Carolina Journal Online report discusses N.C. House plans to study sales of state government assets. John Hood’s Daily Journal examines the fundamental flaw of government stimulus spending.
    Mitch Kokai, July 25, 2011
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    What do Elizabeth Dole and Paul Begala have in common?

    Both apparently love Bob Dole. Elizabeth’s affection for her husband is understandable, but the former Clinton epigone Begala might shock many Newsweek readers with a new column titled “I Miss Bob Dole.” Read the column, though, and you’ll understand why Rush Limbaugh’s favorite forehead yearns for the days…
    Mitch Kokai, July 22, 2011
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    Barone crunches off-year election numbers to project likely 2012 outcome

    Michael Barone‘s latest piece for the American Enterprise Institute’s American emphasizes his political number-crunching skills. Barone uses off-year election results to offer some insight about the upcoming 2012 presidential race. In the three most recent cases, the off-year percentages for the House are almost exactly the…
    Mitch Kokai, July 22, 2011
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    Cafe Hayek’s “Quotation of the Day”

    … is from the latest column in the Washington Post by the national treasure known as George Will: Richard Miniter, a Forbes columnist, is right: “Obama is not the new FDR, but the new Gorbachev.” Beneath the tattered, fading banner of reactionary [“left-” (i.e., “not-“) -DBx] liberalism, Obama…
    Michael Sanera, July 22, 2011
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    State lawmakers are busy with a session focusing on new congressional and legislative election maps, but they’ve wrapped up most of their other substantive business for the year. Becki Gray grades their performance in the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Terry Stoops will discuss how North Carolina’s…
    Mitch Kokai, July 22, 2011
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    This week’s Carolina Journal Online Friday interview features Donna Martinez’s conversation with Michael Sanera about local governments’ use of their savings accounts to cope with cuts in state funding. Rick Henderson’s guest Daily Journal says Democrats concerned about the latest North Carolina congressional redistricting plan can…
    Mitch Kokai, July 22, 2011