Politics (page 975)

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    Time for TIME writer to read some of Jon Sanders’ work

    A recent TIME magazine article declares in its subheadline that “there are far worse ways to invest a few bucks” than buying lottery tickets. Really? I suspect Jon Sanders and his John Locke Foundation research colleagues would beg to differ.
    Mitch Kokai, December 5, 2011
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    Ocean State takes pension problem seriously

    Nearly a year has passed since John Hood documented in National Affairs the fiscal crises state governments face because of long-term pension and retirement obligations. A recent TIME magazine article describes how one state — Rhode Island — has decided to do something to get its…
    Mitch Kokai, December 5, 2011
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    In case you missed him …

    Don Carrington offered News 14 Carolina’s “Political Connections” an extended interview about his investigation into campaign irregularities involving Gov. Beverly Perdue’s 2008 election campaign, including last week’s indictments of three Perdue associates.
    Mitch Kokai, December 5, 2011
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    Murdock examines the president’s relationship with Wall Street and its ‘occupiers’

    Deroy Murdock‘s latest column notes the irony of President Obama’s sympathetic words for the Occupy Wall Street protesters, whose targets include the people who bankroll Obama’s election campaigns. Wall Street’s money never has been too dirty for Obama’s campaigns, his derision notwithstanding.
    Mitch Kokai, December 2, 2011
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    Goldberg examines liberals’ ‘China envy’

    Jonah Goldberg aims his wit today at liberal politicians’ and pundits’ intoxication with China’s recent economic success: Andy Stern announced recently that he’s been to the future, and it works. In this case, the future resides in China, which he says has a superior economic system.
    Mitch Kokai, December 2, 2011
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    National Review’s Ponnuru backs Romney

    Ramesh Ponnuru explains to National Review Online readers why he believes former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney should get the Republicans’ presidential nomination. Romney isn’t merely the candidate who is likely to win the Republican primaries. He’s the candidate who should win them. That’s why…
    Mitch Kokai, December 2, 2011
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    George Will demolishes racial preferences

    In his latest Washington Post column, George Will analyzes the latest racial preference case that is being considered by the Supreme Court. Here is a sample. The Supreme Court faces a discomfiting decision. If it chooses, as it should, to hear a case concerning racial preferences in admissions at…
    Michael Sanera, December 2, 2011
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    Has the state government handed pink slips to tens of thousands of public workers, as left-leaning critics of the Republican state budget predicted back in the summer? A recent report from the Office of State Budget and Management suggests the criticism was overblown. You’ll hear highlights from a legislative debate…
    Mitch Kokai, December 2, 2011