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Steve MacDonald

Steve is a long-time New Hampshire resident, blogger, taxpayer advocate, and a member of the Board of directors of The 603 Alliance. He is the Editor at Large and a co-owner of; a former board member of the Republican Liberty Caucus of New Hampshire; and a past contributor to the Franklin Center for Public Policy.

The Implosion Of Another Left Wing ‘Institution’

NPR is dodging bullets at a time when it was already facing an uphill battle to justify continued taxpayer funding. So saving an executive expose the network culture on hidden video is the last thing they needed. And while NPR runs duck and cover, pointing out that they guy was quitting anyway, they don’t seem to have anything to say about the other NPR exec at the table who was not.

Anyone Know Where Governor Lynch Was Last Weekend?

I’m wondering where New Hampshire’s governor was between the 3rd and 6th of March 2011? Was he somewhere in New Hampshire, or off on other business? Maybe dropping off a Hallmark card of thanks? The donors from Political Outgiving ponied up about 10% of the Lynch campaign haul for 2010. Sometimes an email or a phone call just isn’t enough.

Defining Blue Dog Democrats

Once you have written over 1000 of these things, you forget some of the finer points you’ve made. Oh, I don’t mean on positions or policy. I’m a conservative. I base that stuff on a set of fixed standards. Say it 100 different ways but it is still based on the same core values. No, I’m referring to past rhetorical flourishes that strike me as amusing when I come across them. Case in point.

Sebelius Admits to Obamacare Double tap

Fans of the movie Zombieland might understand the post title right away. In the movie the lead protagonist, “Columbus” has a set of rules he always follows which he believes are the only reason he is still alive after the world is turned into Zombieland by a mutant strain of Mad Cow disease that turns almost everyone into crazed, flesh eating zombies.

Paul Hodes – Lobbyist?

The Concord Monitor is reporting that Paul Hodes has started a business consultancy. This will have him back and forth to Washington DC for the purpose of connecting northern New England to Washington DC; a lateral move from his role as congressman when he was trying to sign New Hampshire away to Washington DC.