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The Daily Tar Heel :: Editor candidate Memet Walker wants to put focus on campus community
Also running are Nicole Comparato and Chelsey Dulaney. Memet Walker is neither the typical UNC student nor the typical candidate for editor-in-chief of The Daily Tar Heel. "I'm a 26-year-old junior, which either makes me really wise or the alternative - which is pretty scary," he said.
Jersey Boys
Chris Christie is, even in moments of tranquility-of which, in his life, there seem to be none-a torqued-up, joyously belligerent, easily baited, and preternaturally exuberant son of New Jersey, so bringing him to a Bruce Springsteen concert is an exercise in volcano management.
I wanted to let you all know that I'll be leaving Facebook later this summer.
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Amazon Kindle: A Highlight and Note by Matt Yglesias from Dividing the Spoils : The War for Alexander the Great's Empire (Ancient Warfare and Civilization)
Alexander undoubtedly saw the potential for this, since he standardized coinage and bullion values throughout the empire.
James Q. Wilson, 80, co-author of ‘broken windows’ article - The Boston Globe
James Q. Wilson, a political scientist who coauthored the influential “Broken Windows” article in The Atlantic Monthly in 1982, which became a touchstone for the move toward community policing in Boston and cities across the country, died early this morning in Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.
Dick Morris: Obama Will Lose - Dick Morris - Fox Nation
The Fox Nation is for those opposed to intolerance, excessive government control of our lives, and attempts to monopolize opinion or suppress freedom of thought, expression, and worship. Read more... We invite all Americans who share these values to join us here at Fox Nation.
Romney boasts of Cadillac collection at Ford dealership - Political Hotsheet - CBS News
Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney highlighted his Michigan roots Wednesday at an Arizona Ford dealership, telling the owner about his collection of Cadillacs. The Romney campaign set up the event at a Tucson showroom to highlight the former Massachusetts governor's business experience. But Romney wanted to talk cars.
Under wraps: Wasilla High School sculpture covered after concerns voiced
WASILLA - Jim Dault and Shala Dobson are proud to display their artwork at Wasilla High School. After all, the Meadow Lakes artists are Valley residents and have a familial connection with the school. That's why Jan. 29 was an exciting day, Dault said.
Worry over Mitt Romney sparks talk of Tampa - Maggie Haberman and Jonathan Martin
There are growing calls for an alternative to Mitt Romney as the Republican standard-bearer, with the names of Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie again being seen as the most likely saviors.
Leonard Cohen, le plus grand parolier du monde | Slate
Leonard Cohen a sorti fin janvier un nouvel album, Old Ideas, au bout de sept ans d'absence. Son douzième, à l'âge de 77 ans. Il était évident, connaissant le personnage, que ses nouvelles chansons seraient imprégnées de son âge. Le titre ("vieilles idées"), bien sûr, comporte un double sens, le second étant que ces morceaux sont des idées sur la sénescence.
ESPN runs "Chink in the Armor" headline with Jeremy Lin story | JIMROMENESKO.COM
Really, ESPN? ‘Chink in the Armor'? "We want to give ESPN the benefit of the doubt here," writes Cyd Ziegler Jr., "but it's impossible to believe the person who wrote that headline didn't know exactly what they were writing. Especially since ESPN previously came under fire for using the same headline…to describe a USA basketball game in China."
Backlash to barber crackdown in Conn. - The Boston Globe
A crackdown on unlicensed barbers in Waterbury is stirring a backlash among Latinos, who represent most of the violators. More established barbers are cheering the hard line taken by Mayor Neil O’Leary, a former police chief, who announced this week that unlicensed shops in the Brass City may be forced to close.
News from The Associated Press
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (AP) -- Over and over, Mitt Romney takes credit for turning around the 2002 Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake City after a bribery scandal and says the success of the games is one big reason he should be president.
White House Heralds Work of Fallen NYT Reporter Anthony Shadid: 'A Tragic Loss to Journalism'
White House press secretary Jay Carney, speaking to reporters on Air Force One Friday, praised the work of New York Times reporter Anthony Shadid, who died in Syria yesterday, apparently from an asthma attack. “All of us, from the President on down, are greatly saddened by the news that Anthony Shadid had died while reporting in Syria,” Carney said.
Maryland lawmakers under national pressure on marriage bill
Del. A. Wade Kach, left, a Baltimore County Republican, listens… February 16, 2012|By Annie Linskey, The Baltimore Sun As a handful of undecided Maryland delegates wrestle over their position on same-sex marriage, they've received calls from national leaders trying to move them one way or another on the bill.
The American Conservative » Blacklisted, But Not Beaten
Patrick J. Buchanan February 16th, 2012 My days as a political analyst at MSNBC have come to an end. After 10 enjoyable years, I am departing, after an incessant clamor from the left that to permit me continued access to the microphones of MSNBC would be an outrage against decency, and dangerous.
So, what would your plan for Greece be? — Crooked Timber
by Daniel on February 16, 2012 Reading the media and blogs, it seems to me that left and right are united in the view that the Greek default is being handled appallingly, that the current attempts at a solution are childishly obviously wrong and that everything is the fault of someone, probably the Germans.
Tomgram: Ari Berman, The Politics of the Super Rich | TomDispatch
Tomgram: Ari Berman, The Politics of the Super Rich Posted by Ari Berman at 9:46am, February 16, 2012. America has a serious air pollution problem. Kathleen Hall Jamieson is hell-bent on fixing it. "Air pollution," in this case, doesn't mean CO2, methane, or anything else in the poisonous cocktail of gases helping warm our planet.