NEW-ONLINE--Heritage Guide to the Constitution.
Maryland State Constitution.
Maryland General Assembly website.
Statistical Abstract of the United States. Everything you wanted to know about life in the U.S. but did not know whom to ask.
How baseline budgeting works: Is this year's automatic starting point last year's spending -- times inflation and population growth?
YOUTUBE: Latma TV: "The Boston Marathon bombing -- The FBI investigates" (video)
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Raymond Ibrahim for Gatestone Institute updates Muslim Persecution of Christians: February, 2013. "Half of the Victims Were under the Age of Six."
NEW HERITAGE REPORT! "The Fiscal Cost of Unlawful Immigrants and Amnesty to the U.S. Taxpayer," by Robert Rector and Jason Richwine, Ph.D. May 6, 2013
House Select Committee on Benghazi Sponsors.
A MUST-READ ANALYSIS OF THE CONSEQUENCERS OF THE U.S. REFUGEE PROGRAM! Maryland businessman Ed Hunter's testimony for the May 15 public hearing on the DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice 8241, Public Meeting on FY 2014 U.S. Refugee Admissions Program]
Heritage Foundation's Paul Larkin: The Need for a Mistake of Law Defense as a Response to Overcriminalization."Today, federal statutes contain more than 4,500 criminal offenses, and regulations define potentially hundreds of thousands more. Because of this 'overcriminalization,' average people lack notice of the law’s requirements and risk criminal punishment."
The Madison Projects Releases Updated Index Scores For 112th Congress (May 8th, 2013 ). Created in 2012, the MPI measures how closely each Republican House Member is performing against the expected conservative score for his or her district.
"INHOFE: DHS AMMO GRAB TO ‘DRY UP’ SUPPLY. Claims Obama administration intentionally undermining 2nd Amendment," from Klein Online.
Daniel Horowitz "Chain Migration Will Bury the Republic and Republican Party" (Madison Project)
Tax Foundation announces 2013 Tax Freedom Day for the states. Maryland ranks 8th (April 21), Virginia 9th, right after California (7th). Tax Freedom Day marks the point in the year when residents have earned enough money to pay off all federal, state, and local tax obligations for the year.
Context for last fall's Sharpsburg SWAT incident. This three- year picture of deployment of SWAT teams in Maryland (2010-2012 -- from the Governor’s Office of Crime Control & Prevention -- GOCCP) is pertinent to delegate Neil Parrott's HB 1520 "SWAT Team Reports - Required Information and Extension of Sunset" click here. See all three GOCCP reports. See three-year summary.
Peter Samuel of Toll Roads News on the "low low" speed limit on MD 200/ICC. "Maryland Transportation Authority (MdTA) is determined treat most of its new toll road patrons as reckless drivers who deserve to be pulled over by the cops and given $80 fines. For 15 months since opening the $2.5b 18 mile MD200 Inter County Connector the splendid new 2x3 lane expressway has made all but a few dawdlers into law-breakers."
USA Survival's letter. "A group of media critics, journalists, academics, and national security and Middle East experts has asked the chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security to open hearings into Jihadist propaganda channel Al Jazeera's acquisition of Al Gore's Current TV cable channel."
Scott Rasmussen: Republican Establishment Declares War on GOP Voters,
Rivkin and Casey in Wall Street Journal: "The Constitution commands that public debts be repaid. There is no such obligation to fund entitlement programs."
WSJ: The Stealth Tax Hike. "The revival of two dormant provisions of the tax code means the much ballyhooed $450,000 income threshold for the highest tax rate is largely fake."
Faces of Conservatives in Maryland: Photos from the Maryland Conservative Action Network's 'Turning the Tides conference, January 12, 2013.
New timetable of taxes from ObamaCare. $836.3 billion from now until 2022.
Info Map: 'Federal Aid to State Budgets' (Tax Foundation) Maryland 34.35% #32; Virginia 26.82% #47 .
Josh Barro: How Congress Can Help State Pension Reform.
Mark J. Fink: Islamists Select a New Target, and a "See No Evil" House Bill May Facilitate the Effort: "The bill was the culmination of a curious multi-year effort by Turkey to ingratiate itself with Native American tribes: tribal students now study in Turkey with full scholarships; Turkish high officials regularly appear at Native American economic summits; and dozens of tribal leaders have gone to Turkey on lavish all-expense paid trips."
Coalition letter deplores the Federal government's use of the Southern Poverty Law Center, with its wrongful designation of certain groups as "hate groups."
Stephen A. Camorata, Center for Immigration Studies: ""A central question for immigration policy is: Should we continue to allow in so many people with little education — increasing potential job competition for the poorest American workers and the population in need of government assistance?"
The Crime Scene Is Local, Ned Ryun on government spending in the American Spectator. "Make no mistake, our communities—not Washington, D.C.—are the real battlegrounds of our fiscal crisis, and the trenches where America’s future will be decided."
Daniel Horowitz on Congressional Republican 'capitulations:' "The answer is that they won’t hold the line. They will denude the bill of all the drilling provisions and cuts to pensions, while Democrats will agree to remove the tax increases form the Senate bill. As always, we will be left with more deficit spending, and enshrine the highway trust fund, along with the postal service, as the new bailout enterprise of the federal government. That is the inscrutable destination of any and all Republican capitulations." Daniel Horowitz on "A Senate Full of Squishes"
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Click here for video of conference: PlanMaryland: At the Crossroads.
Andrew McCarthy on Civilizational Jihad in America. Watch YouTube.
Paul Larkin. the Overcriminalization Project of Heritage Foundation: "Defanging the Lacey Act: The Freedom from Over-Criminalization and Unjust Seizures Act of 2012"
"FREE MARYLAND” -- A Discussion Paper About Ways to Reach Conservative Goals Over the Next Decade, by Richard Falknor.
Hans Bader: Millionaire collects Food Stamps; Food Stamps Cover Far More than the Price of Food.
TO VISIT FREQUENTLY:
--Ron Lipsman: The Write Stuff
--Monoblogue: Delmarva, Maryland politics, and more
--NewZeal - Trevor Loudon's invaluable perspective
--Discover the Networks: A Guide to the Political Left
--Manhattan Institute for Policy Research
--John Fleischman's Flash Report (California).
--Election Law Center: Latest developments on suspect contests
--American Dream Coalition: "Protecting freedom, mobility, and affordable home ownership"
--Neighborhood Effects: "American state and local economic policy and political economy issues"
--Capital Research Blog: Research on philanthropy and nonprofits.
Use FIRE's spotlight to see how colleges in Maryland restrict speech.
Angelo M. Codevilla on "America's Ruling Class--And the Perils of Revolution." The broad rethink that has changed the way the many conservative commentators talk about the danger we face.
American Thinker's "Complete Lexicon of Political Speech."
Heritage Foundation: "Letting Patriot Act Provisions Expire Would Be Irresponsible"
John O'Sullivan's First Law, on the staff of large organizations and liberalism.
"How Our Laws Are Made." Revised and Updated by John V. Sullivan, Parliamentarian, U.S. House of Representatives. Presented by Mr. Brady of Pennsylvania. July 24, 2007
City Journal's Bradley A. Smith: "In Defense of Political Anonymity"
"Multiculturalism and Cultural Marxism," William S. Lind
Heritage Foundation: "The Birth of the Administrative State"
Heritage Foundation's Paul Rosenzweig: Overcriminalization.