It happens that I was alerted to a couple of websites today which succinctly explain what is going on in politics these days. First it turns out that Joe Biden did in fact steal this election and this website has the insightful, … [Read more...]
STATE PARTY UPDATE: Gus Bickford Re-elected; Collective Bargaining With IBEW
At tonight's meeting of the Democratic State Committee incumbent Gus Bickford was re-elected with 63% of the vote (including mine) with 24% going to Mike Lake and 13% to Bob Massie. I was impressed with how much thought and effort the two … [Read more...]
Congratulations to President-elect Biden!
The networks just (11:30 AM EST) called Pennsylvania and thus the election for the Biden/Harris ticket. This gives 273 votes, but NV, AZ, and GA are still likely to go to the Democratic column. This would give the ticket 306 total EVs … [Read more...]
State Party Chair Race is Contested
While most reorganization of state parties takes place following the election of state committee members on the presidential primary ballot, state law requires that chairpersons be elected following the November election. Presumably this … [Read more...]
Massachusetts Electors Chosen
The main item on today's agenda at the Democratic State Committee was to nominate a slate of electors who will cast the 11 constitutionally recognized votes from MA for President and Vice President when the Biden ticket wins here in … [Read more...]
RIP Congressman John Lewis
My one last check of Facebook before turning in for the night is usually pretty uneventful, especially after midnight, but this time it lit up with news of the passing of John Lewis, hero of the civil rights movement and US Rep. from GA. … [Read more...]
A Tale of Two Declarations
It appears that our esteemed editor has decided to dispense with one of my favorite BMG traditions, referring to similar exercises as "jingoism", so I will have to do it myself. IMO we should never let our imperfect track record living up … [Read more...]
Is there a reason Commuter Rail didn’t collect fares today?
I had an appointment in Boston today, so I took the Commuter Rail in and out from Lowell. At Gallagher Terminal I found there was no ticket counter in the lobby since LRTA is trying to keep that as clear as possible to accomplish social … [Read more...]
September Primary Ballot Set…
...but don't get too excited. There are precious few races that appear to be contested in either the primary or the general. A big pet peeve of mine is when Dems leave seats unchallenged, but what the heck has Jim Lyons been doing with … [Read more...]
Who is MA’s Politician of the Decade?
Just thought I would link to this piece by David Bernstein and would be interested in your thoughts, and what criteria you would use. In terms of most influence throughout the entire decade I would say probably Governor Baker, Senator … [Read more...]
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