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But today’s modern port is the airport. Massachusetts has a good one in the midstate city of Worcester, now pretty much a gentle joke in Commonwealth affairs. A new runway or two and expanded terminal capacity in Worcester, located directly west of Boston about 50 miles down the Mass Pike, would create the edges to open up Massachusetts’ Boston-centered Scrabble cluster. Extend the suburban rail links to Worcester, and the state could blossom.
Route 128, once the touted boom loop, now stalled, would boom again. Further out, Route 495 would begin to develop, too.
But it all goes against the grain here. Because what would open up Massachusetts is just what Massachusetts pols don’t like: the free market, doing what it does.
Government has to be willing to invite development in. Not shut it out. Can Massachusetts do it? Sure. Will it? Probably not.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?
H/T to National Review Online