Update on the Liberty Amendments. People are moving forward on Mark Levin's proposed Convention of the States. Sign up to receive updates. Download the manual.
Andrew McCarthy: Obamacare’s Unconstitutional Origins: Tax legislation has to originate in the House; the health-care law didn’t.
HERITAGE FOUNDATION: "Obamacare’s Insurance Exchanges: 'Private Coverage' in Name Only," By Robert E. Moffit, Ph.D. and Edmund F. Haislmaier. "The Obamacare health insurance exchange system, though often sold as a mechanism to provide consumer choice and competition, is, in fact, a vehicle for the detailed federal regulation of insurance. Americans can expect less choice and less competition."
Transparency 101: Judicial Watch FOIA Handbook. Download free. A user's guide to the Freedom of Information Act.
Open Letter to Speaker John Boehner from the Fredericksburg Tea Party, Wednesday, October 16, 2013.
Republicans for Obamacare? by Angelo M. Codevilla
NEW-ONLINE--Heritage Guide to the Constitution.
Congressional Oversight Manual , by Frederick M. Kaiser ,Walter J. Oleszek & Todd B. Tatelman. ("The Way It 'Spozed To Be.")
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?
Info Map: 'Federal Aid to State Budgets' (Tax Foundation) Maryland 34.35% #32; Virginia 26.82% #47 .
UNDER SIEGE: Fear on the Border in Fort Hancock, TX - Click here for YouTube
YOUTUBE: Latma TV: "The Boston Marathon bombing -- The FBI investigates" (video)
DEFUND OBAMACARE -- Maryland-Virginia overpass sign with Soviet symbol warning.
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Raymond Ibrahim for Gatestone Institute updates Muslim Persecution of Christians: Christians Murdered Nonstop in Nigeria. Pastors, funerals, churches, converts become targets in many countries. May, 2013.
Ken Timmerman on the Syria SNAFU, 9-9-2013. " Now the White House is soft-peddling its so-far unsupported claims that the Syrian regime was responsible for the August 21, 2013 chemical weapons attack that killed hundreds of people in a suburb of Damascus."
Sign Petition to Designate Murderous Nigerian Group as Foreign Terrorist Organization -- the Clarion Project.
BALLOTPEDIA info on Maryland schools -- elected officials, demographics, school population in biggest counties, financial tidbits.
Senator Jeff Sessions: Gang Of Eight Legislation Dictated By Special Interests - YouTube
Is Congressional GOP Leadership up to the challenge? Hear Thursday Meeting regular Ed Hunter and other Marylanders (click HERE and continue to end of video) on Fox News personality Greta Van Susteren's August 7 show. Thursday Meeting regular Dee Hodges, chief of the Maryland Taxpayers Association, also took part in the Town Hall. "TOWN HALL ANGER: 'WE'RE DYING OUT THERE!' While Congress is on vacation, angry Americans are venting their frustration over ObamaCare, Benghazi, the NSA scandal and more at town hall meetings." The video covers Representative Andy Harris' August 6 Town Meeting in Bel Air.
Interview with Larry Nordvig Executive Director of the Richmond Tea Party, "On the Record with Greta Van Susteren," Foix News, 8-8-2013.
"Dissecting Political Correctness," by Stella Morabito, Witherspoon Institute's Public Discourse.
NSA AND ALL THAT...
Gun Owners of America warns that "Amnesty Lite" would weaken voter support for Second Amendment right to bear arms.
"Tinker, Tailor, Snowden, Spy ," by Gordon G. Chang, Gatestone Institute.
BLIND TO TERROR: THE U.S. GOVERNMENT’S DISASTROUS MUSLIM OUTREACH EFFORTS AND THE IMPACT ON U.S. MIDDLE EAST POLICY, by Patrick S. Poole, June 4, 2013. Our "schizophrenic" Muslim outreach policies have rendered U.S. security institutions blind to the jihadist terror threat.
HILL MEMO: "Twelve Reasons the 'Gang of 8' Immigration Bill Should Be Opposed."
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.
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)
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.
New timetable of taxes from ObamaCare. $836.3 billion from now until 2022.
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."
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"
YOUTUBES & VIDEOS
Stephen Coughlin: Counterterror Training, Education, and Analysis. (A highly informative series.)
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.
The Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI)'s 2012 edition of Ten Thousand Commandments: An Annual Snapshot of the Federal Regulatory State.
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.