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Archive for September 4th, 2012

Democrats Link Charlotte’s “Promise” to Obama’s

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on September 4th, 2012 11:08 pm by HL

Democrats Link Charlotte’s “Promise” to Obama’s
Erin McPike, RCP
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Ever hear that Pepsi, Coca-Cola's slightly less sweet but more effervescent twin, was “born in the Carolinas”?The year was 1898, and the place was New Bern, N.C. Wander around the cavernous basement of this city's convention center (where the national press corps is slumming this week), and you can't escape the edifying signs.Plastered all around the city are a variety of others just like that one. One variation announces: "Charlotte's got a lot." And as the Democratic National Committee's secretary, Alice Germond, said…

Venezuela on Fire

Central Planning a la ObamaCare
Ralph Reiland, Pittsburgh Trib-Review
Central planning is tricky. Castro decided that individualism was an obstacle to economic development “” and nearly half of Cuba's 7,000 doctors fled to the United States.The Maoists in China targeted the nation's most productive farmers as insufficiently self-sacrificing, and tens of millions of people ended up starving to death. You don't get a great harvest by killing the best farmers.

President Has One Job to Save: His Own
Mike Lupica, New York Daily News
The President becomes one more American this week, officially and in front of the country, trying to keep his job. He knows he is talking to so many who don’t have jobs and can’t find jobs. Or have taken lesser jobs, sometimes two, to somehow make ends meet. Still: In Foreclosure America, Barack Obama tries to persuade those who voted for him last time and those he needs to vote for him this time why he shouldn’t get kicked out of the White House.

Why Unions Matter More Than Ever
Edward Smith, Politico
When I travel across the country, I often hear from business leaders, politicians and even union members who say unions don’t matter anymore.They say there was a time and place for unions — but that has passed. They cite the fact that union membership in the U.S. stands at less than 12 percent. They cite the Wisconsin recall, the passage of right-to-work laws in Indiana and the 2012 Democratic National Convention taking place in Charlotte, N.C., a city with one of the lowest union membership rates in the country. Unions don’t count, they say.