extension … [Read more...]
Have We Become Immune to Sal DiMasi?
It is amazing, but maybe not, what Massachusetts voters will tolerate from elected officials!/! Bribes? Loans? Sweetheart deals? Meals? Travel? Lodging? Losing golf bets? The Boston Globe runs us through … [Read more...]
Rick Warren: An Opportunity for a Teachable Moment?
It seems difficult to square Rick Warren's statements with a progressive agenda. There has been much discussion about the religious and social aspects of this issue. The Salem News (Mass.) has an excellent article providing … [Read more...]
My letter to Parag Mehta on the Rick Warren choice
Mr. Mehta: President-elect Obama has cited his belief in inclusiveness as the reason for inviting Rick Warren to give the invocation at his inauguration. Inclusiveness is all well and good, but it should not be extended to Rick Warren, who … [Read more...]
More Boston 2008 Election Results
Here are the highlights: AGE The conventional wisdom of voter turnout is that older voters turn out much more than younger voters. These numbers show that it depends on the overall turnout. Voting rates start to drop for ages 80+, … [Read more...]
Obama elected president; Supreme Court again rejects kooky challenge
In a series of no-drama votes yesterday, the nation's 538 electors were expected to cast their ballots precisely as expected: 365 for Barack Obama, 173 for John McCain (the results will not be officially tallied until January, but I have … [Read more...]
Candidate 5, DiMasi, Cognos, Marzilli,Wilkerson: Unacceptable and We Should Say So!
Acceptance of bad conduct of some political persons because they are on the right side of some issues compromises our ideals. Also, it is shortsighted. No Pollyanna here, but it is outrageous for Jesse Jackson Jr., if he is Candidate … [Read more...]
Patrick Speaks To Future at North Shore Chamber of Commerce
Governor Deval Patrick spoke on December 4 to the North Shore Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner in Danvers. The Governor's assessment of the fiscal crisis and state spending was sobering. He indicated there may be continued hard … [Read more...]
Begich wins in Alaska!
Really excellent news. Anchorage Mayor Mark Begich (D) defeated Sen. Ted Stevens, ending the tenure of the longest-serving Republican in Senate history, after the counting of more ballots yesterday gave him a larger lead than the number of … [Read more...]
North Shore Obama-Biden Appreciation Reunion & Keep the Movement Alive Reception!
YES WE DID! Dear Obama-Biden supporter: YOU DID IT! Those of you who assisted in making Massachusetts one of the best-organized states helped elect Barack Obama … [Read more...]
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