Tag Archives: conservatives

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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Baker’s Cabinet Choices Reflects His Management Philosophy

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…

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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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The Crucial Question Republican Activists Must Ask Themselves

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…

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Promoting Prudent Fiscal Stewardship

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…

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