( – promoted by Patrick) Is Worcester poised to become the next sanctuary city? “Sanctuary cities,” the draft resolution reads, “promote a safe haven for refugees and immigrants from other countries” and “do not initiate or welcome raids that are unrelated to public safety and serious crime.” The Claremont Institute has an interesting take on the nature of sanctuary …Read More »
There is an interesting new read over the the Claremont Institute, Sanctuary Cities: A New Civil War: The ghost of John C. Calhoun still stalks the land. Calhoun, of course, was the leading architect of nullification-and secession. Almost everyone believes the issues of nullification (the doctrine that federal law can be negated by state laws) and secession were resolved…Read More »
( – promoted by Patrick) Today is the day. Live Blog: Cyclone Conservatives. Live Streaming Video: CSPAN. Update: Live thread from FreeRepublic. Results: 14,302 votes cast 1st – Mitt Romney 4,516 votes 2nd – Mike Huckabee = 2,587 votes 3rd – Sam Brownback = 2,192 votes 4th – Tom Tancredo = 1,961 votes 5th – Ron Paul =…Read More »
Over the past few weeks I’ve had my fill of broadband hype. Reading about the state and federal initiatives to bring broadband to the poor unwashed masses has left me a bit cold. Has everyone forgotten that what existed before broadband was not nothing, and that broadband did not itself come from nothing? There was a technological progression of sorts,…Read More »
( – promoted by Patrick) This Sunday, a live 90-minute debate with the Republican Presidential contenders on a special edition of “This Week With George Stephanopoulos.” The candidates: Senator Sam Brownback (R-KS), Former Mayor Rudy Giuliani, Senator Mike Huckabee (R-AK), Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-CA), Senator John McCain (R-AZ), Congressman Ron Paul (R-TX), Former Governor Mitt Romney (R-MA), Rep. Tom Tancredo…Read More »
(Patrick may have missed my own post (scroll down the page) on this topic, but a good discussion nonetheless. – promoted by Cool Cal) The grassroots effort to abolish the Massachusetts income tax is back. Prior to 2002, such a thing could easily be brushed off and didn’t warrant much fear on Beacon Hill. O, the times! O, the…Read More »
The grassroots effort to abolish the Massachusetts income tax is back.
Michael Widmer, president of the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation, a business-backed budget watchdog group, said the proposal is “absolutely unreasonable” and would dry up state funding for education and healthcare.
“The voters would rue the day. . . . Essentially, she’s trying to repeal the 20th century,” Widmer said.…
( – promoted by Patrick) There are certain blogs I check infrequently. Call it opposition research. The Massachusetts Democratic Party blog is one of these. It is now going into its sixth month with no updates. Is this the end of the Mass Dems Blog? Sure enough, there is no link to the blog on the Mass Democratic Party website. …Read More »
There are certain blogs I check infrequently. Call it opposition research. The Massachusetts Democratic Party blog is one of these. It is now going into its sixth month with no updates. Is this the end of the Mass Dems Blog? Sure enough, there is no link to the blog on the Mass Democratic Party website. Check for yourself. Maybe I…Read More »
( – promoted by Patrick) The Romney 2008 site was recently updated to include a Join the Surge of Support for our Troops! section. As I read through it there isn’t anything objectionable, however, there is something missing. Doesn’t it make sense that actually joining “the Surge” might show more support for “the Surge” than simply joining the “Surge of…Read More »