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Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Occupy Chapel Hill/Carrboro going tentless

Posted By on Tue, Jan 3, 2012 at 10:31 AM

Occupy Chapel Hill/Carrboro will enter its second phase next week when the group removes its tents from Peace and Justice Plaza on Franklin Street, according to press release issued this morning. Occupiers have been holding camp in front of the Post Office there since Oct. 15, but amid the coming cold, and safety and morale concerns drawn from sleeping on the street in close quarters each night, the group is shifting strategy....

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More notes from the campaign trail

Posted By on Tue, Jan 3, 2012 at 9:27 AM

A few notes from the campaign trail yesterday. In addition to Paul, I saw three other candidates — Michele Bachmann, the surging Rick Santorum and the presumptive front-runner Mitt Romney. Each candidate argued that Iran posed a grave threat to America and the world. Bachmann vowed that if she were president, she would not preside over a nuclear Iran that targeted American cities. Santorum, in a creative reading of a Washington Post article yesterday, said that Iran was setting up terrorist training bases in South America. And Romney claimed that Obama was lying down, rather than standing up, in the...

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Monday, January 2, 2012

Ron Paul and the problem of moral accounting

Posted By on Mon, Jan 2, 2012 at 5:00 PM

Twenty years ago, I saw Noam Chomsky speak at UNC-Chapel Hill. After rehearsing his usual litany about U.S. foreign policy crimes, someone in the audience asked what he would do differently if he were president. Chomsky answered that the first thing he'd have to do is arrest himself on charges of war crimes—that the office essentially demands that you be a war criminal. I've been thinking about this in relation to Ron Paul. Congressman Paul is running neck and neck with Mitt Romney here in Iowa and the Revolution PAC, an independent political action committee that supports Paul's presidential bid,...

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Why some Iowans love Ron Paul

Posted By on Mon, Jan 2, 2012 at 1:45 PM

Just went to a Ron Paul event at the Marriott hotel in downtown Des Moines. The ballroom in which the event was held was packed, perhaps 400 people strong, including lots of media, among them Chris Matthews, Maureen Dowd, David Gregory and Joe Klein. I spoke with several Paul supporters before the event, including Monty, a bus driver in his mid-50s; Dara, a 43-year-old grandmother who came from Seattle to volunteer during the caucuses, and Michael, a 28-year-old textile worker sporting a shirt that said “I am a stoner and I vote.” Each person with whom I spoke expressed great...

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Sunday, January 1, 2012

Our man in Iowa: Weiler on Gingrich

Posted By on Sun, Jan 1, 2012 at 6:56 PM

I flew into Des Moines, Iowa, earlier today. I’ll be in the Hawkeye state until Wednesday, covering the Iowa caucuses and will plan to post here a couple of times each day between now and Tuesday. After checking in at the media center in downtown Des Moines, I drove out to Marshalltown, population 25,000 or so, located about 50 miles northeast of the state Capitol. The big event: a Newt Gingrich “meet and greet” at Junction Sports Bar and Grill (a nice bonus: while we waited for Gingrich, who was about 30 minutes late, I got to watch some football)....

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