Interesting articles or postings – 1/2/2012
Here’s a list of articles or blog postings I have found interesting from my review of subscriptions today – 1/2/2012. The news covers most of the things I follow including politics, local events, media information, and general interest. While I try to follow a lot of things, I probably miss some things. If you have something interesting add it in the comments section of this posting. If you have comments on some of the items feel free to drop them in the comments section. Just remember to follow the Guidelines.
Perry packs events into last day before caucus (Trailblazers – DMN) – As Christy Hoppe notes, Gov. Perry is REALLY making the most out of his final two days. We knew he was going to step up his ground game during caucus week per some indications back at the beginning of December, but now we see how he’s doing it. Forbes, Jindal, Dewhurst, and Brownback are good surrogates to have on the trail.
Iowa: The Longest Yard (Huffington Post) – Michael Brenner, Senior Fellow, the Center for Transatlantic Relations; Professor of International Affairs, University of Pittsburgh, discusses the interesting primary timeline we see in the presidential race. As Brenner points out, the timeline, as its currently established, may not be the best path to picking a national party candidate. Even with a Super Tuesday, which attempts to lump more of the electorate into a single date, in many cases the field is narrowed to two or three candidates out of a large field.
How urgent is the Section 5 issue? (SCOTUSBlog) – Lyle Denniston of SCOTUSBlog talks about the move by Kinston, NC to request a decision from the federal courts on their case in close tandem with the Shelby County, SC case currently working its way through the courts. Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act is being faced with its toughest challenges since first being pass in 1965. It’s at the core of Texas’ current case before the Supreme Court regarding the redistricting maps.
Iowa Race Tightens in Final 48 Hours (FiveThirtyEight blog – NY Times) – Today Nate takes the latest poll in the Iowa caucus from PPP and factors it into his model. What that ends up showing is that the race is essentially a dead heat between Romney, Paul, and Santorum. His odds of winning have now tightened up more than ever before. It’s really going to be a toss-up to see who wins in Iowa.