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Metro Shutdown Highlights Risks of Democratic Transportation Autopilot Formula Proposal

Posted: March 22, 2016 at 6:29 pm   /   FreeState, Newsletter

By Mark Uncapher In an unprecedented move to protect Washington Metro riders’ safety, the entire transit system was closed for a day last week in order to conduct emergency inspections of electric cables. This had to be done, since a rash of fires, fatalities and other breakdowns has raised concerns about the 40-year-old rail system’s […]

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Ending Maryland Transportation’s Planned Congestion Policy

Posted: March 7, 2016 at 5:03 pm   /   FreeState, Newsletter

By Mark Uncapher This past week the Maryland Democratic Party released a video from a February legislative hearing in which state Transportation Secretary Pete Rahn suggests that past policies have contributed to traffic congestion. The Maryland Democrats are apparently dismayed, even shocked, by criticism of past transportation policy.  This in spite of previous decisions helping […]

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Presidential Candidates Address CPAC 2016

Posted: March 7, 2016 at 4:58 pm   /   Newsletter

By Deborah Lambert National Harbor, MD – The 2016 CPAC audience, steeped in policy and activism sessions during their annual three-day confab at the Gaylord Hotel, also had a chance to see three of the four remaining presidential candidates, who dropped in to test their political cred on an audience tilted heavily in favor of […]

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Latest News About Metro Rail is “Unrelentingly Dismal”

Posted: February 21, 2016 at 6:04 pm   /   FreeState, Newsletter

By Mark Uncapher The latest news about Metrorail is “unrelentingly dismal,” as described by The Washington Post’s “Dr. Gridlock” in an article titled “Metro Ridership Continues to Plummet along with Service.” Metrorail ridership during the second half of 2015 “dropped to levels not seen since 2004,” according to a report delivered to Metro’s board earlier […]

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State Senate Election Hearings Right Out of the Alinsky Playbook

Posted: February 21, 2016 at 6:00 pm   /   Newsletter

By J. Alexandra Tuttle What you are about to read is an election year call to action. Last week, the Senate Education, Health and Environment Committee chaired by Senator Joan Carter Conway held hearings on several bills concerning voter registration and election laws. The Universal Voter Act (SB 11), Student Automatic Registration (SB 19), Universal […]

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