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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.

One Hell Of A Wild Ride

There is always speculation about the state of the economy and plenty of people–mostly middle left–have looked at the goat entrails and pronounced a recovery underway if for no other reason than that they want to.   More than a few folks disagree, and it is fair to say that to some small degree the  opinion is …

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What To Think Not How To Think

One of my prevailing issues with public education is its evolution away from critical thinking.  Agenda driving curricula and the pervasive left wing university bias that churns out public school teachers has created generations of educators who are just as biased (if not more so) than their counter-parts from the media and journalism schools. Case in point: Global Warming. Attached …

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A Smudge On The “Teflon” John

Mr. Lynch also wants’ you to assure you that NOM’s out of state influence should not be taken seriously. He is just concerned about out of state money affecting local politics. But what he’d rather you not discuss is how much out of state money he’s been using for political speech to keep himself ensconced in the governor’s office up in Concord.

Another Obama Jobs Program

Obama has apparently banned deep water drilling in the Gulf. Well c’mon, what did you expect. Millions of barrels spewing into the water and oil went down in price? Who cares if thousands more people are now out of work. This is about the agenda damn it. Besides they are probably all a bunch of God fearing, gun clinging republicans anyway.

Dr. (And Mrs. Dr.) Beer Party

Add this to the so smart they are stupid roll-call.  Two members of Harvard Faculty, that’s Haaahvaahd, both employed at the School of medicine, hosted a graduation party in Weare at which 70 teenagers were arrested for underage drinking.  J.Wesley and Theonia Boyd, according to the Union Leader, were charged with facilitating an underage drinking …

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Soft Underbelly

  NH House Rep Kris E Roberts, in a comment made over on the Marchand Group web site (a democrat campaign and advocacy consulting group) we see evidence of what I’ve suggested all along; that a vote for any democrat is a vote for the leadership’s agenda and little else.  Kris is commenting at the …

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What Property Rights?

The necessity of law to protect property has… under democrat governance, reversed itself into using law to confiscate property. Under this kind of leadership any sum could find itself subject to the will of the “crown” to erase debts incurred as a result of being too “liberal” with the peoples purse.

Hodes = Jobs….Not!

Hodes and the democrats did what democrats do. They created or saved government jobs. They inflated a government jobs bubble with debt and deficit spending that makes private sector job creation near impossible to sustain. Near impossible because each government job needs a busload of taxpayers to support it.