Politics (page 981)

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    Rising liberal star forced to backtrack criticism of President Obama’s re-election campaign

    Newark, N.J., Mayor Cory Booker, a rising star within the Democratic Party, raised some eyebrows this weekend when he criticized his own party along with Republicans during an appearance on NBC’s “Meet The Press.” Commentary blogger Jonathan S. Tobin notes that Booker appears to have faced…
    Mitch Kokai, May 21, 2012
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    NC teacher to student: Crime to criticize Obama

    By now, many have seen (actually listened to) the video of the Rowan County teacher who scolds a student for “disrespecting” President Obama. Just in case you haven’t, here it is: The worst part of this incident is that the teacher let ideology and emotion get in the way…
    Terry Stoops, May 21, 2012
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    New at CJO: Voter ID measures in limbo as legislative session moves forward

    Barry Smith reports for Carolina Journal Online that legislation to require photo identification for voters is in limbo as this year’s legislative session enters its first full week.
    Mitch Kokai, May 21, 2012
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    Romney campaign could mean bad news for private equity industry

    Newt Gingrich and Rick Perry were first. Barack Obama is following suit — attacking Mitt Romney’s record as an executive at Bain Capital. The latest Bloomberg Businessweek explores the likely impact on the private equity industry. This ugly portrayal of Romney and private equity…
    Mitch Kokai, May 21, 2012
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    Lileks posits his own ‘Buffet Rule’

    John Hood isn’t the only one delving into the details of the Buffet Rule. In the latest National Review, James Lileks notes that we’re likely to see an end soon to all school fundraising drives featuring chocolate, candy, and popcorn. This will end soon.
    Mitch Kokai, May 21, 2012
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    Steyn sizes up recent European election results

    Mark Steyn offers readers of the latest National Review his assessment of the recent European election results. Steyn starts with a note about recent “austerity” measures employed in the wake of the worldwide economic funk. That’s what the political class of Europe’s cradle-to-grave welfare states have…
    Mitch Kokai, May 21, 2012
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    The only thing that changes is the name of the tax

    From the Biennial Report Of The Superintendent Public Instruction of North Carolina, Scholastic Years 1896-‘97 and 1897-‘98, C.H. Mebane, Superintendent of Public Instruction (p. 35)…
    Terry Stoops, May 18, 2012
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    Heritage expert sides with prosecution in Edwards case

    Hans von Spakovsky of the Heritage Foundation, known primarily these days for his defense of Voter ID laws, uses a new National Review Online column to discuss the merits of the federal government’s prosecution of John Edwards. Misinformed critics of the government’s…
    Mitch Kokai, May 18, 2012