Tag Archives: New England

Is New England Going Red in 2014?

In 2014, Republican Governors are staving off attacks in their respective contests. Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker and Michigan’s Rick Snyder are breaking away from their Democratic opponents, despite a few months of setbacks, with middling poll numbers. Other Republican Governors are struggling, or have become political dead meat. Kansas Governor Sam Brownback enshrined comprehensive tax and spending cuts. He also…

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BHI Weekly Dispatch: Responding to Climate Progress; September confab on New England-Canada Trade

On Think Progress’s tendentious Climate Progress blog, Michael Conathan claims that Beacon Hill Institute’s recent cost-benefit analyses of offshore wind energy in New Jersey are slanted. Conathan alleges that the BHI study “misses the mark on both sides of the ledger by dramatically overstating the costs and underestimating the economic benefits of offshore wind.” It is actually Mr. Conathan that…

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Demographics is destiny: Number of Catholics fall in northeast

The decline of Catholics in Massachusetts and the rise of those individuals who profess no affiliation with organized religion poses great challenges to any center-right movement. The Hispanic population is growing — sustaining the dominance of Catholics. There are probably more evangelicals but the overall trend appears to be toward secularism. It's time to think what an agenda for the…

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Election ’08

Question 1.  It failed because, (1) outspent 10:1 ‘no’ would have prevailed even if no meant that the State will kill your kitten and (2) it was too extreme and even though the Legislature would have reversed the referendum outcome and perhaps actually discussed spending, opposition didn’t have to discuss such nuance. Question 2.  I could give a rat’s ass.…

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Blue England

Have you ever been to Piscataquis County, Maine?  It is one of the largest counties (in area) east of the Mississippi River.  Baxter State Park and Moosehead Lake are in Piscataquis County.  Despite its huge size, this county has less than half the population (17,235) of Arlington.   Piscataquis County is the only county in the six New England states…

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