We first met Corie in Boston when she was organizing a Tea Party rally in 2009 on the Boston Common. She had all the enthusiasm and sunshine that the few and lonely band of conservatives in Massachusetts would relish. Thoughtful and energetic Corie brought a libertarian air to the Tea Party, an ideologically porous amalgam of opposition to Wall Street, …Read More »
Let us honor the 60th year of National Review. The classic mission statement is worth reading in today’s context. NATIONAL REVIEW is out of place, in the sense that the United Nations and the League of Women Voters and the New York Times and Henry Steele Commager are in place. It is out of place because, in its maturity,…Read More »
Ben Carson has pulled ahead in Iowa. This is jarring ever so slightly the imperial Trump. Mr. Trump, who has made his standing in polls the centerpiece of his campaign, spent the weekend questioning the methodology of Iowa polls that show him trailing Mr. Carson. Mr. Carson, Mr. Trump said on ABC’s “This Week” program Sunday, “got a lot…Read More »
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…Read More »
A recent Boston Globe article posits that a few conservatives within the Massachusetts Republican Party have expressed serious concerns over some of the cabinet appointments being made by Governor Charlie Baker. “We are bracing ourselves,” said Mark Fisher, the GOP’s Tea Party gubernatorial candidate who was crushed in his primary challenge against Baker. “Charlie said he wasn’t going to raise…Read More »
Fox News & Glenn Beck have made an editorial decision in their respective businesses to show to the public an uncensored exhibition of Jordanian pilot Lt. Muath Al-Kaseasbeh who was burned to death by ISIS. Don’t watch the video if you don’t have the stomach to view political snuff porn. But DO take a peak if you want to understand…Read More »
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…Read More »
If Baker loses, republicans will be wondering why and how.
They will be searching for answers and reasons.
And they may not have to look far…..
The Republican establishment may have aggravated one too many conservatives this election cycle, and it could cost them dearly. The state convention debacle got the ball rolling. If the establishment was so confident that…
With the 2014 Massachusetts Republican Primary just days away, I hope GOP activists ask themselves one crucial if not existential question before they cast their vote. The question they all should seriously ponder is this: will the candidate they support maintain the status quo for Beacon Hill’s minority party or will said candidate join other like-minded Republicans in electing new…Read More »
Rob Eno from RedMassGroup recently wrote about RMG’s new project that will score, going back ten years, every spending and debt vote taken by Republican Legislators. Scored will be Budget Bills, Supplemental Budget Bills, and bond bills. Votes scored will only be on the final bills, not amendments. Eno’s concern is that many conservative organizations focus only on opposing tax…Read More »