Politics (page 983)

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    Goldberg tackles the president’s very-few-of-the-above energy strategy

    This forum has highlighted in the past the problems associated with the “all-of-the-above” energy strategy embraced by politicians from both major parties. In his latest National Review Online column, Jonah Goldberg explains that President Obama’s definition of “all…
    Mitch Kokai, April 6, 2012
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    Krauthammer addresses Obama’s jab at the Supreme Court

    Charles Krauthammer aims his latest column at the President’s recent remarks about the Supreme Court and its history of deference to the legislative branch. In his next-day walk back, the president implied that he was merely talking about the normal “restraint and deference” the…
    Mitch Kokai, April 6, 2012
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    Gordon examines the president’s record

    John Steele Gordon writes on Commentary‘s “Contentions” blog that a review of Barack Obama’s record in office does not bode well for the president’s re-election bid. Is this the week the Obama administration’s remarkable incompetence begins to be the narrative? If so, he’s toast.
    Mitch Kokai, April 6, 2012
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    Does the state employ a 95-year-old security guard?

    I rummaged through the Charlotte Observer’s online Data Center last night and downloaded the latest N.C. government salary database (current as of March 6, 2012).  Here are a few of my discoveries: The database includes over 93,700 full- and part-time employees.  It does not include include public school employees,…
    Terry Stoops, April 5, 2012
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    Hanson says the 2012 presidential election should offer a clear choices of ideologies

    Victor Davis Hanson‘s latest National Review Online column suggests the 2012 presidential race — unlike some others in the recent past — should offer voters a clear choice between opposing viewpoints on the economy. Not all campaigns are so clear-cut. Sometimes moderate Republicans raise…
    Mitch Kokai, April 5, 2012
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    Newsweek probes conservative ambivalence toward Romney

    The latest Newsweek devotes two pages to conservatives it labels “The Right’s Dead-Enders,” those who have a less-than-enthusiastic response to Mitt Romney‘s presidential candidacy. The wilderness can indeed be an appealing place, since it is more popular to…
    Mitch Kokai, April 5, 2012
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    Terror that could put politics in proper perspective

    Historian Niall Ferguson admits his latest Newsweek column is based on a “tasteless question”: Has Mohamed Merah’s recent killing spree in Toulouse, France, saved Nicolas Sarkozy’s presidential re-election bid? Merah’s vile crimes have reminded French voters just how vulnerable they are to the jihadist…
    Mitch Kokai, April 5, 2012
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Don Carrington reports for Carolina Journal Online about a State Commerce Department official who attempted to divert $2 million in federal funds to a nonprofit “sustainability” group he had chaired. John Hood’s Daily Journal examines the return of the Occupy movement.
    Mitch Kokai, April 5, 2012