Treasurer Steve Grossman's recent campaign email blast proclaimed, rampant income and economic inequality to be the defining issue of our time I agree. He of course is not alone in making such a pronouncement in recent days. From … [Read more...]
Shouldn’t Obama Get Congressional Authorization for Syria Strike?
Issues of presidential authority for taking military action are complicated and somewhat dependent on the nature of the threat at hand. Syria is not an imminent threat to American security despite their use of chemical weapons on their own … [Read more...]
Is it good to be popular or right Ms. Warren?
Our senior Senator, Elizabeth Warren, has made a major splash with her first piece of legislation, the Bank on Students Loan Fairness Act. I know when I got her email about it I thought it was novel approach and knocked down two birds with … [Read more...]
What about Springfield?
Yes. What about Springfield? Third largest city in the state. Fourth largest in New England. 156,000 people. A place I have gone to a few times for Democratic State Conventions. Can't say I know it really well. But what I do know … [Read more...]
Mr. Markey – ask Gabby what he believes?
Gabby Gomez wants this race to be about anything but policy. He wants to smile, talk about his military cred and your many years in a failed Washington - despite the fact that you actually worked in Washington when it worked, before the … [Read more...]
DeLeo – Murray: Getting the politics wrong!
Does the ambition of legislators in the current Massachusetts General Court extend beyond their own continued service in office? It is hard to argue that it does. Calling the DeLeo-Murray-Dempsey-Brewer response to Governor Patrick’s … [Read more...]
C’Mon Mr. Mayor – Time to Back Ms. Warren
Dear Mayor Menino, Please get off the Warren-Brown fence and endorse the only candidate whose agenda will help the everyday folks you represent - Ms Elizabeth Warren. Maybe Scott Brown is a good guy. You say he has helped you out on … [Read more...]
Life and the pursuit of happiness in the dock
Next week the Affordable Care Act is before the Supreme Court for oral arguments. Tomorrow, the law turns two. Today, of course, is the Illinois primary, where we will again see if individual mandate father Mitt Romney can skate by on … [Read more...]
Dear Ms. Warren, start speaking to everyone
As polls show the race between Scott Brown and Elizabeth Warren tilting in his favor, the first thing we should do is not flip out. It's still early, she's still new and there is plenty of time. Brown really has not been defined yet and I … [Read more...]
Where’s the competition?
Is it just me or do others think it lame for Joe K 3 to have a pretty uncontested field for the Dem nod for Barney's seat. He may be great, but I don't know that yet. He will have to prove it and a tough primary would do that. Maybe things … [Read more...]
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