Politics (page 978)

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    Newsweek highlights political cooperation on criminal justice reform

    Following John Hood’s lead, the latest Newsweek highlights the fact that people holding divergent political views are finding common ground in the area of criminal justice reform. Inspired by the Tea Party ethos, heavyweight GOP governors such as Bobby Jindal and Mitch…
    Mitch Kokai, April 19, 2012
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Don Carrington reports for Carolina Journal Online that a state Commerce Department official at the center of a sustainability scandal is still on the job, nearly two weeks after the scandal broke. John Hood’s Daily Journal focuses on the value of a free society that’s not…
    Mitch Kokai, April 19, 2012
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    Etheridge puts Root Elementary in the spotlight

    In Monday’s Democratic gubernatorial debate, Bob Etheridge mentioned that his grandchild’s class at Root Elementary School in Wake County was being asked to raise $17 per child (later corrected to be $14 per child) to fund an additional teaching position. Here are a few initial thoughts on the issue…
    Terry Stoops, April 18, 2012
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    New at CJO: Republicans vie for chance to win Basnight’s old state Senate seat

    Donna Martinez reports for Carolina Journal Online about the Republican primary in N.C. Senate District 1, a coastal district once represented by powerful Democrat Marc Basnight.
    Mitch Kokai, April 18, 2012
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    Cato’s Tanner explores the problems linked to a growing welfare state

    Left-of-center critics cried foul when New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie warned that America is in danger of becoming a country full of “people sitting on the couch waiting for their next government check.” But Michael Tanner of the Cato Institute uses his latest National Review Online…
    Mitch Kokai, April 18, 2012
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    Goldberg: Our current president can’t be a Reagan with a Carter economy

    Jonah Goldberg‘s latest National Review Online column explores the problem with the notion that President Obama could pull off a Reaganesque re-election victory: Even before he got the nomination in 2008, Obama said he wanted to be a “transformative” president like Reagan had been.
    Mitch Kokai, April 18, 2012
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    In case you missed it …

    The “Insiders” segment in Tuesday’s edition of News 14 Carolina’s “Capital Tonight” featured John Locke Foundation reaction to the sexual harassment scandal plaguing the state Democratic Party.
    Mitch Kokai, April 18, 2012
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Karen McMahan reports for Carolina Journal Online that tax policies play a key role in North Carolina’s No. 23 ranking for economic competitiveness from the American Legislative Exchange Council. John Hood’s Daily Journal explores the important role of free markets.
    Mitch Kokai, April 18, 2012