Massachusetts Fiscal Alliance's Advisory Committee will host Ramesh Ponnuru, Senior Editor of the National Review, for a lunch reception on Wednesday, May 30. Advisory Committee members are invited to mix and mingle with Ramesh from 11:30am to 12pm and then join the lunch from 12pm to 1pm. You must be a member of the Advisory Committee to attend this event. As a member of the Advisory Committee, you may attend all our events throughout the year. If you would like to become a member and RSVP, please follow the instructions below. If you are currently a member, please contact Anne Bresnahan, firstname.lastname@example.org. The suggested contribution for this event is to become a member of the Advisory Committee.
As a member of the Advisory Committee, you can hear from key leading figures on both the national and local political scene. Past speakers include Governor Scott Walker, Chris Sununu, Speaker Paul Ryan, Senators Kelly Ayotte, Ron Johnson, Jeff Flake, Congresswomen Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Elise Stefanik, Congressman Bruce Poliquin, and WSJ editor Kimberley Strassel and NR editor Rich Lowry.
Ramesh Ponnuru is a senior editor for National Review, a columnist for Bloomberg View, a visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, and a senior fellow at the National Review Institute. In the Fall of 2013, he was a resident fellow at the University of Chicago's Institute of Politics. Ponnuru grew up in Kansas City and graduated summa cum laude from Princeton's history department. Ponnuru has published articles in numerous newspapers including the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, Newsday, and the New York Post. He has also written for First Things, Policy Review, The Weekly Standard, The New Republic, Reason, and other publications. He has appeared on numerous television news programs. He is the author of The Party of Death: The Democrats, the Media, the Courts, and the Disregard for Human Life. He is also the author of the monograph The Mystery of Japanese Growth (American Enterprise Institute/Centre for Policy Studies).
Massachusetts Fiscal Alliance's Advisory Committee will host Howie Kurtz, host of Fox New Channel’s MediaBuzz (Sundays 11am - 12 pm ET), for a lunch reception on Tuesday, June 19. Advisory Committee members are invited to mix and mingle with Howie from 11:30am to 12pm, and then join for the lunch from 12pm to 1pm. Copies of Howie's books will be available. You must be a member of the Advisory Committee to attend this event. As a member of the Advisory Committee, you may attend all our events throughout the year. If you would like to become a member and RSVP, please follow the instructions below. If you are currently a member, please contact Anne Bresnahan, email@example.com. The suggested contribution for this event is to become a member of the Advisory Committee.
As a member of the Advisory Committee, you can hear from key leading figures on both the national and local political scene. Past speakers include Governor Scott Walker, Chris Sununu, Paul LePage, Speaker Paul Ryan, Senators Kelly Ayotte, Ron Johnson, Jeff Flake, Congresswomen Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Elise Stefanik, Congressman Bruce Poliquin, and WSJ editor Kimberley Strassel and NR editor Rich Lowry.
Howard Kurtz currently serves as host of Fox News Channel's (FNC) "MediaBuzz" (Sundays 11 a.m.-12 p.m. ET). Based in Washington, D.C., he joined the network in July 2013 and debuted on "Special Report with Bret Baier" to discuss the media's coverage of the George Zimmerman murder trial. Kurtz, a veteran journalist and renowned media reporter, had been the host of CNN's weekly media criticism program, "Reliable Sources," since 1998. He had also served as the Washington, D.C. bureau chief for The Daily Beast and Newsweek writing on the intersection of politics and media. Prior to that role, Kurtz spent 29 years at The Washington Post in various capacities. He became the media reporter for the paper in 1990 and wrote the weekly Media Notes column, one of the most widely read media columns. Kurtz joined The Washington Post in 1981, after being hired by Bob Woodward, and went on to serve as a Justice Department and congressional reporter, New York bureau chief and deputy national editor before covering the media beat as a reporter, columnist and blogger. Kurtz is the author of five books, including "Media Circus," "Reality Show" and the New York Times bestseller "Spin Cycle." A graduate of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, he also contributed to a number of magazines ranging from Vanity Fair to New York. Kurtz has received multiple awards for his work in media, including the National Press Club Award for Media Criticism in 2006. Kurtz graduated from the University of Buffalo (SUNY) with a B.A. in English and psychology. He then attended the Columbia School of Journalism.
Some of Our Past Events in 2017 Include:
-Reception with Arizona Senator Jeff Flake.
-Lunch with WSJ Journalist Kimberley Strassel.
-Lunch with Bristol County Sheriff Tom Hodgson.
-Round table Policy Discussion with Maine Congressman Bruce Poliquin
Some of Our Past Events in 2016 Include:
-Reception with Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson.
-Lunch with FEC Commissioner Lee Goodman.
-Brunch Reception with Governor Scott Walker.
Some of Our Past Events in 2015 Include:
-Reception with Ohio Governor John Kasich.
-Lunch Reception with Congresswoman Elise Stefanik of New York.
-Lunch Reception with Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers of Washington.
-Reception with Congressman Paul Ryan of Wisconsin.
-Reception with Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker.
-Reception with Carly Fiorina, former CEO and Chairman of HP.
Some of Our Past Events in 2014 Include:
-Panel discussion with Baruch Feigenbaum, of the Reason Foundation and State Representative Geoff Diehl.
-AFF + IHS networking event in Boston.
-Forum at the Joseph Martin Institute for Law & Society at Stonehill College.
-Lunch reception with the Honorable Kelly Ayotte, United State Senator of New Hampshire.
-Reception with Tom Woods, author.
-Panel discussion with Michael Saltsman, research director at the Employment Policy Institute and State Representatives Jim Lyons and Lenny Mirra.
Some of Our Past Events in 2013 Include:
-Citizen watchdog training & panel discussion on the repeal of the tech tax.
-Professor Casey Mulligan discussion of his book, "The Redistribution Recession: How Labor Market Distortions Contracted the Economy."
-Panel discussion with Michael Tanner, senior fellow from the Cato Institute and State Representative Shaunna O'Connell.
-Lunch reception with George Donnelly, editor of the Boston Business Journal.
-Reception with Rich Lowry, editor of the National Review.
-Lunch reception with State Senator Bruce Tarr.
-Reception with Jeff Kuhner, WRKO & columnist for the Washington Times.
-Breakfast reception with Dave Andelman, CEO of Phantom Gourmet.
Some of Our Past Events in 2012 Include:
-Lunch reception with David Frum, former White House Advisor, Wall Street Journal editorial page editor & columnist for Forbes.
-Reception with the Honorable Trey Grayson, head of Harvard's Institute of Politics and former Secretary of State of Kentucky.
-Reception with the Honorable Karyn Polito, former State Representative.