What a twist! I did not see that coming. While Flint (apparently) was having a relationship with Miranda, that was not why he and Miranda had to flee London for Nassau. Flint was having a relationship with Thomas Hamilton, Miranda’s husband. Continue reading →
Cruz was correct about some of his colleagues caving because in today’s world, as opposed to the world of the framers, the “power of the purse” is nothing compared to the “power of the press.” The left-of-center press is going to blame any government shutdown on the Republicans. Even a shutdown that is not really a shutdown. And while that may not matter to a Republican in deep-red Texas it matters hugely to a Republican Senator up for reelection in a swing-state or, like Kelly Ayotte, in a blue-state like New Hampshire. Continue reading →
With a 60 percent to 40 percent Republican majority in the New Hampshire House, you would expect the New Hampshire House to be standing up to the budget proposed by Governor Hassan, which grows government, by 6.4 percent over the biennium, more than three-times the rate that the New Hampshire economy grew under Hassan.
In her proposed budget (which increases spending by 6.4 percent over the two-year budget cycle) Governor Hassan proposed a new state government position — Chief Operating Officer. Here is a collection of the arguments for and against. Continue reading →