A Red Dye for Freedom

The RI Center for Freedom & Prosperity has published its 2019 Freedom Index, which grades all legislators in the General Assembly based on their votes during the session.  Overall, the picture isn't pretty.  Of the 95 bills scored on the index, the Center considered 66 to be a negative for freedom, with only 25 being positive, and the positive bills were mostly not as significant in their effect.  The most useful part of the index, however, is the scoring of individual legislators, which will help voters to make decisions when the next election comes around.

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A Movement Built for Malcontents Meets at Sabin Tavern

Maryland Governor Bob Ehrlich has it mostly right, as John Loughlin quotes him to Dan McGowan in The Boston Globe, "The Republican Party in a blue state is made of contrarians and malcontents. If they could compromise and work together for the greater good, they’d be Democrats.”  What he gets wrong is the phrase, "for the greater good."

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