2016 Republican Floor Fight? Be there!

The Republican State Committee recently voted to choose 2016 Republican Convention delegates through the caucus system. So anyone who’s registered to vote as a Republican by February 10, 2016 can run in a caucus to be delegate to the 2016 Republican Convention! But why run? First, look at the field of candidates? There’s likely never been as much energy and…

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A pitch for a new fusionism between libertarians and ‘Political Christians’

Kevin Vallier over at Bleeding Heart Libertarian outlines an issues framework where two factions can work collaboratively. The list isn’t long but it’s compelling and underscores a substantial change in what’s termed by the mainstream as the “Christian Right.”  Vallier introduces a new term, “political Christiains.” The work on criminal justice reform is but one issue where these philosophically disparate…

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Wanted: conservative free speech advocates

You should care about a case pending before the commonwealth’s highest court if your answer to the following question is “no.” Should politicians be allowed to use the harassment-prevention laws to silence their opponents? That is the essence of the issue that the Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) will wrestle with in December when it hears oral arguments in Van Liew…

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Jobs First Ready to Combat Rep. Brady’s Special Interest Windfall

Jobs First Ready to Combat Liberal & Union Special Interest Windfall Rep. Mike Brady is receiving thousands of dollars from leftist & labor special interest groups BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS – Rep. Mike Brady has received almost $19,000 in special interest money from unions and other insiders directly to his campaign account.  Now the MetroWestDaily News is reporting that the Environmental League…

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State Committee adopts Minority Report; Keeps the Caucus System for 2016 delegate selection

On Wednesday, 16 September 2015 the Republican State Committee voted 37 to 35 to keep the caucus system for choosing delegates to the 2016 Republican convention in Cleveland, Ohio. The hotly contested caucus plan, offered as a Minority Report from the Convention Rules Subcommittee, competed with the Majority Report that gave the authority to choose the delegates to the candidates.…

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Verizon plays hard-to-get with Boston

I’m wondering if this reluctance to invest in new broadband infrastructure particularly in a large market like Boston is the result of Obama administration policy on treating Internet Service Providers (ISPs) as public utilities. Here’s the Boston Herald story: Verizon earlier this year said it would not expand FiOS to new parts of the country. “The calculation that Verizon…

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Rep. Mike Brady’s Campaign Finance Raises Red Flags; Questions

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                      Mike Brady’s Campaign Finance Raises Red Flags; Questions Brady’s OCPF filings show reliance on special interest donations and over $12,000 of unitemized contributions. BROCKTON, MASSACHUSETTS – An analysis of Rep. Mike Brady’s (D – Brockton) campaign finance filings reveals a surprising reliance on both special interest money and unitemized donations. As Brady campaigns to replace the late…

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