Politics (page 978)

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    Patsy’s back…

    Patsy Christian is back in the news.  According to the News & Observer, The infamous portrait Patsy Christian, former head of the old John Umstead and Dorothea Dix state psychiatric hospitals, was named assistant director for heathcare quality and safety in the Division of Health…
    Terry Stoops, October 31, 2011
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    Quotation of the Day

    Here is Cafe Hayek’s quotation of the day: is from page 87 of Vol. 1 of the 1980 Knopf edition of Alexis de Tocqueville’s Democracy in America: But I am of the opinion that a centralized administration is fit only to enervate the nations in which it exists,…
    Michael Sanera, October 31, 2011
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    Carney examines Romney’s relationship with the GOP

    John Hood has explained why he believes former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney will win the Republican presidential nomination. Now upcoming John Locke Foundation Headliner Timothy P. Carney offers his thoughts on Romney’s resilience in a new Washington Examiner article. In…
    Mitch Kokai, October 31, 2011
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    Goldberg analyzes the Occupiers

    Jonah Goldberg offers the following observations in the latest National Review about the collection of protesters who make up the “Occupation.” The tea parties are a remarkable and fairly novel historical development in part because they represent, in Rich Lowry’s words, “solid burghers who typically don’t…
    Mitch Kokai, October 31, 2011
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    National Review tackles the Perdue election-suspension gaffe

    One suspects Gov. Beverly Perdue usually would be thrilled to be featured — with a photo — in a national publication. One also suspects she would have chosen not to get national attention from National Review for her recent comments about the congressional election schedule. Bev…
    Mitch Kokai, October 31, 2011
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    I tried to occupy Raleigh and all I got was this lousy rap sheet

    Here is an array of photos from the arrests at yesterday’s Occupy Raleigh rally near the Capitol grounds. Photos by Don Carrington. Click through for larger images. The infamous portrait…
    David N. Bass, October 28, 2011
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    Cain’s 9-9-9 plan a stepping stone toward the FairTax?

    The latest Bloomberg Businessweek suggests that Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain’s signature tax plan — 9 percent taxes on personal and corporate income, as well as sales — is designed to be a temporary measure. Vows Cain at hermancain.com: “Amidst a backdrop of the…
    Mitch Kokai, October 28, 2011
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    You’d expect a university to honor the wishes of supporters who donate large sums of money or property, but George Leef says there are plenty of examples of universities ignoring donors’ wishes to pursue an alternative agenda. He discusses the topic in the latest edition of Carolina Journal…
    Mitch Kokai, October 28, 2011