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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.

Does Palin Still Owe McCain?

I have to wonder if Mrs. Palin Still feels an obligation to John McCain, and if it’s going to be a problem for her conservative supporters in the future.  NRO’s "The Corner" grabbed a message of Sarah’s facebook page in which she endorses Carly Fiorina for the California Republican Primary to challenge Senator Barbara Boxer.  Carly has …

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The Suns Also Set

  Here’s an appropriate letter to the editor of a Phoenix Newspaper regarding Suns Owner Robert Sarver’s approach to illegal immigration law.   What if I sneaked into a Suns game? May. 6, 2010 12:00 AM So, Mr. Sarver, if I can sneak into a Phoenix Suns game without getting stopped and occupy a seat …

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Unemployment is 9.9%

This months Bureau of labor statistics (BLS)report issued every month on the first Friday (at about 8:30 am), reads like there is a positive trend afoot, except that 15.3 million Americans (and some unidentified number of illegal immigrants) are not employed.  They make no mention of unemployed illegals.  I just tossed that in because it will piss off …

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Get This Man A Space

Two weeks later and Rep. Peter Schmidt (D-Strafford 4) still has to park in the No Parking Zone when other spaces are available.  Yes, this is a follow up to my earlier post–Peter " No Parking" Schmidt.  Apparently Peter is a real stand up guy.  Veteran.  Works hard.  Always shows up in Concord.  I appreciate …

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Give It Back

From this morning’s Union Leader; the Legislature is looking at an insurance premium tax change.  Apparently someone was granted decreases in exchange for a promise of creating more jobs.  Jobs were not created to their satisfaction so the elected officials see no reason to continue to support the reduced taxation.   Neal Kurk (R-Weare) was quoted …

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From Day One

"Let me be clear” may be giving way to “From Day one.”  “From Day One” is the new backstop in the absence of physical evidence.  "From day one," the Obama administration was working behind the scenes on a response to the BP oil rig explosion.  You’re damn right they were. Day one began with the …

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George Soros Loves New Hampshire

George Soros likes to move his money around like he’s playing chess, mostly by supporting organizations or foundations who then support others and at some point that money finds it’s way into issue advocacy or campaign war chests.  Direct contributions are not exactly common for George.  But for some reason he’s quite taken with New Hampshire …

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When Life Begins

  This is horrifying.  The UK Teleraph reports on a 22 week old abortion survivor left on a table to die that was found alive a day later.  The child survived for two days outside the womb on its own. I’d be interested in the opinion of liberal abortion supporters (and small ‘r’ social liberals …

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