Politics (page 977)

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    Cain’s pizza history

    If Herman Cain’s presidential candidacy has intrigued you, you might appreciate learning more about his business career by reading this short profile in Bloomberg Businessweek: The new CEO initiated deep cuts to bring down expenses. He closed 20 percent of the company’s 640 restaurants…
    Mitch Kokai, June 20, 2011
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    Some good advice

    Here’s an excerpt from a Bloomberg Businessweek conversation with investor Jim Rogers: What do you want President Obama to do right now? Resign. Well, that’s not going to happen. Seriously. What he should do is take an…
    Mitch Kokai, June 20, 2011
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    Let’s hope that McCain’s brand of pro-war Republicanism is dead

    John McCain complains that the Republican field of presidential candidates are “isolationist,” that they don’t represent the consistently interventionist pro-war views of the Republican party that  he knows and likes. Here’s what he ad to say: Senator McCain goes after his own presidential field in an interview taped for…
    Roy Cordato, June 19, 2011
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    Barone dissects GOP presidential polls

    Michael Barone applies his political number-crunching expertise to the latest Republican presidential poll results, in a blog entry for the Washington Examiner‘s “Beltway Confidential.” I think it would be folly to say that Romney has 30% of the Republican vote nailed down; voters don’t…
    Mitch Kokai, June 17, 2011
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    The federal government is pursuing criminal charges against disgraced former U.S. Sen. John Edwards. Rick Henderson assesses the feds’ case and Edwards’ likely defense during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Becki Gray will discuss post-budget priorities for the N.C. General Assembly. You’ll hear legislative debate about…
    Mitch Kokai, June 17, 2011
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    This week’s Carolina Journal Online Friday interview features a conversation with National Review Online editor-at-large Jonah Goldberg about the American political scene. Donna Martinez’s guest Daily Journal examines why nearly half of all American adults believe another depression is on the way.
    Mitch Kokai, June 17, 2011
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    Chait found the black hat

    Though Jonathan Chait didn’t read my take on the subject before writing in the new Atlantic about the vilification of public-sector workers, he identifies the same culprits: “politicians who make promises today that place excessive demands on taxpayers in the future.” If an elected…
    Mitch Kokai, June 16, 2011
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    In case you missed it …

    WTVD’s new 4 p.m. newscast featured Wednesday a short debate with “expert analysis” of the implications of North Carolina’s new state budget.
    Mitch Kokai, June 16, 2011