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Sunday
Mar012009

Daily Grind: Supreme Court Knocks Down Ninth Circus (Once Again!) 

Supreme Court Knocks Down Ninth Circus (Once Again!)
High Court's 7-2 decision in Ysursa v. Pocatello upholds Idaho's law that prohibits public employee unions from using payroll deductions for political purposes.

 

Control the Whole Board
Without any limits on President Obama's housing plan, soon government will control every sector of the economy.

 

ALG Urges Congress to Stop the Bailouts!
A reprint of ALG President Bill Wilson's letter sent to Congress yesterday.

 

ALG Video Feeds at CPAC Ongoing
We got Mitt Romney, Jim DeMint, Tom Tancredo, George Allen and others!

 

(Un)Fairness Doctrine: parsing Obama
Cheri Jacobus' 2nd column with The Hill sheds much-needed light on the Obama Administration's plans for getting the so-called Fairness Doctrine in through the back door of "localism."

Sunday
Mar012009

CHQ - Living in Buckley’s Shadow

Can Conservatives Rebuild What Buckley Created?
National Review - A year after his death, conservatives face the task of rebuilding the movement once lead by William F. Buckley, Jr. It's an uphill battle as the GOP struggles to regain its identity and rebuild confidence in its base. Did the movement die with its legendary leader?

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Daily Lickskillet: Is Lickskillet really the ideal place for Guantanamo II? Find out by clicking here to read today's edition!

Articles in News From The Front:

  • Conservatives Do a Little Soul Searching at CPAC
  • Inside CPAC: Conservatives Angry With Drift from Roots
  • VIDEO: Who's Cool in the GOP?
  • Patrick Buchanan: Return of the War Party
  • VIDEO: The John Stossel Interview

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Saturday
Feb282009

Mayor Guinta calls Special Board of Mayor and Aldermen meeting; will discuss how loss of rooms and meals revenue could affect Verizon Wireless Arena, city's bonding ability

MANCHESTER (February 27, 2009) – Mayor Frank Guinta announced that he has convened a special meeting of the Board of Mayor and Aldermen regarding Gov. John Lynch’s proposed biennial budget and the effect it would have on the city, the Verizon Wireless Arena and the city’s bond capacity. The meeting will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, March 2, 2009, in the Aldermanic Chambers, One City Hall Plaza, Manchester.

 

At the meeting, a presentation will be made by the city’s bond counsel to provide the board with all the potential scenarios that could occur if the proposed FY2010-11 state budget were approved.

 

The Manchester legislative delegation has been invited to the meeting as well as other community representatives.

Saturday
Feb282009

America Speaks On - Mark Salter Comments on Governor Jindal's Speech 

Jindal’s Pursuit of Happiness Leaves Country Wondering...

Last year, I had the pleasure of watching Governor Bobby Jindal participate in a town hall meeting with John McCain, and was deeply impressed with his command of complex policy issues, and his easy fluency in communicating his views to voters. It was an exceptional performance, which I was reminded of watching the Governor’s recent interview on Meet the Press. Regrettably, those talents were not on display in his nationally televised response to President Obama’s address to Congress.

Granted, it’s not easy following Barack Obama, whose communication skills, especially his appreciation of the physicality of memorable speechmaking, have no equal in politics today. But Jindal is a better speaker than he gave evidence of last Tuesday, and much better at communicating conservative principles and policies in a winning way.

The over thought staging of his speech (he should have appeared at seated at his desk or in an armchair rather than attempt to imitate a presidential stroll into the East Room), and the curiously emphatic and singsong enunciation of certain words in his address suggest too much coaching. That said, I doubt one missed opportunity will seriously cloud this promising young politician’s future, and I still look to him as one of a few prominent Republican officeholders with the talent and vision to help lead the Party out of the political wilderness it now finds itself in.

More disappointing than Jindal’s delivery was the address itself. It failed to offer worried Americans compelling alternatives to the sweeping proposals offered by the President, which considered together, promise the greatest government growth and intrusion into areas of private responsibilities since Lyndon Johnson’s Great Society. Instead, Jindal offered an anodyne recitation of Republican opposition to government spending and high taxes. Americans, even those who are not in danger of losing their jobs or homes, want to know their government has a feasible plan to get us out of the economic mess that has ravaged savings for their retirement and their children’s college education.

Jindal spent a considerable portion of his address decrying government incompetence, using the example of the federal government’s woeful response to Hurricane Katrina as a reason not to trust it to do anything. But in these times, Americans aren’t satisfied with an alternative that only opposes and doesn’t propose solutions to the myriad problems confronting us from ruinously expensive health care to inadequate public education to crumbling infrastructure. They are looking for leaders with ideas for making government do better what it must do. Jindal has a reputation for innovative and effective policy ideas for many of the most pressing public concerns. He should have discussed a few of those Tuesday night as alternatives to the Democrats’ insistence on spending more on government programs that have already lost the confidence of the American people.

 

Although it would have put considerable pressure on the Governor and his speechwriters, they should have considered drafting his remarks after they viewed an embargoed copy of the President’s remarks. A hurriedly written and less rehearsed rebuttal to some of the President’s proposals that offered and explained conservative reforms that would, for instance, make health care more affordable and accessible or offered dissatisfied parents more educational opportunities for their children or stimulated small business job creation or spent wisely on necessary infrastructure improvements would have made a greater impression on voters than another boilerplate denunciation of government’s many inadequacies.

The argument Republicans should make, and Governor Jindal is well equipped to make, against the ruinous spending and tax increasing proposals of the President and Democrats in Congress is that government can play a competent and efficient role in helping Americans decide for themselves how to pursue happiness rather than President Obama’s bold but arrogant conviction that government should determine what happiness is and who deserves more of it and who deserves less. That is a response to this new age of Obama led government activism Americans will embrace.

Saturday
Feb282009

Shea-Porter Announces Nearly $800,000 Grant for Homeless Prevention 

Washington, DC – Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter today announced that the First District will receive a 2009 Recovery Act Homeless Prevention Grant in the sum of $766,545. These funds are directed to prevent homelessness by providing short and medium-term housing assistance, housing relocation and stabilization services, security and utility deposits and payments, moving cost assistance, and case management for individuals and families.

“This grant is exactly what we need in these tough times,” stated Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter. “This grant will help people in my District who are struggling to keep a roof over their heads.”