I check the Meetup events 5 miles around Cambridge for my weekly Energy (and Other) Events list at Hubevents (http://hubevents.blogspot.com) every week. Lately, the Greater Boston Tea Party has become more active and their last two meetings … [Read more...]
Freedom Caucus pushes Trumpcare over house threshhold
After the Republicans pulled Trumpcare last March, I looked at the challenge faced when the Speaker of the House viewed himself as an uber-Majority Leader rather than an officer of the entire house. The New York Times reported last March … [Read more...]
Axis of Austerity has a problem
We begin with the proposition that we are taxed enough. And then that proposition is tested. Massachusetts tax revenue came in far below expectations in April, destabilizing the already precariously balanced $39 billion state budget and … [Read more...]
Inchmeal: A Progress Report on the Russia Connection
inchmeal: by inches; little by little FBI Director James Comey testified before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence today. Open, public testimony is less informative than closed testimony, but they aren't completely … [Read more...]
Boston’s racism: The evidence.
It seems like time to time we white folks need to be reminded of this by some ugly, inescapable incident. Now it's racial taunts (and thrown objects) aimed at the Orioles' Adam Jones. Michael Che called Boston the "most racist city" he's … [Read more...]
Surprised By Racist Taunts? You’re Not Listening to Boston Sports Radio
The Red Sox have apologized after Monday night's episode of racial harassment by a fan or fans at Fenway Park against Baltimore Orioles outfielder Adam Jones. Gov. Charlie Baker called it "shameful" and Mayor Marty Walsh condemned the … [Read more...]
Why is health care so expensive?
While there are many reasons, here's an anecdote that illustrates one that hits home. On November 21st, 2016, I had a mole removed at a dermatologist's office. It is now May 1st, 2017, and we are still trying to resolve … [Read more...]
Happy May Day
As you know, May Day is the international day of worker solidarity, begun in the United States in 1888. As you also know, the Democratic Party is the party of labor. Then why is the word labor so hard to find in these? Chuck … [Read more...]
Welcome to the new site!
Welcome to the new BMG! Take a few moments to poke around, see what's where. If you're a registered member, you may well have to log in. I strongly recommend taking this opportunity to update your password to something long and secure. … [Read more...]
Site Maintenance Very Soon
Dear BMG Folk: The site is about to undergo some maintenance and upgrades. We'll be down for a bit. Please stay tuned to the BMG Twitter account (@bluemassgroup) for updates. Thanks for your support and see you on the other side! … [Read more...]