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Who is playing the part of Richard Nixon circa 1968 in ’16

This is a continuation of my blogpost concerning the similarities to 1968 – only now I am focused on what history and the GOP machinations reveal when they nominate candidates. 1968~ Annus Horribilis Americanus War, assassinations, riots. Riots about race, … Continue reading

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Is Bernie Sanders replaying the role of Eugene McCarthy?

Political pundits across the country at this moment, as 2014 draws to a close, would have us believe that the only contender, only possible person to win the Democratic Nomination for President of the United States in 2016, is former … Continue reading

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Certain Hingham Selectmen need to remember what century this Town operates in

It is that time of year when we all start to look for new calendars as this year, 2014, comes to a close. 2 members of the Hingham Board of Selectmen, Chair Irma Lauter and Selectman Paul Gannon, need reminding … Continue reading

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The reason why Don Berwick is not known to 71% of the public:did not start out with basic tools of politics

I’ve been at many ¬†political events at which Don Berwick was present trying to garner support from activists. He makes a good case in person for his candidacy. He is one of 3 good candidates running in the Democratic Primary … Continue reading

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Jimmy Carter’s new book ” ‘ A Call To Action’ Women, Religion, Violence, and Power” echoes John Winthrop’s phrase “A City Upon a Hill” for the 21st Century

How many times have we heard Boston, then America, referred to as “A City Upon a Hill”? Many times if you’re a New Englander like me. And if you follow history through the speeches of American Presidents, you have heard … Continue reading

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South Shore Progressive is a local Chapter of Progressive MA; our outreach has been done primarily with speakers to develop awareness and provoke a dialogue within the region

Tomorrow Evening, March 26th @7 pm, South Shore Progressive is delighted to be the host of a lecture to be given by Maxine Neil. Ms. Neil will be speaking on the the topic of inequality and how by being an … Continue reading

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Deadline fast approaching for certified signatures needed for candidates to get on MA ballot

Every November of an election year, without fail, it will either be said to me,with the person knowing I am a political activist, or I will overhear it:”Ughh, why can’t there be more of a CHOICE of candidates to choose … Continue reading

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MA Democratic Caucus Season comes to an end~ fun is just beginning

There are a lot of candidates running for statewide office. Important offices. The candidates are pretty solid, have great narratives, great resumes, but the real story is how many delegates and alternates are keeping ‘mum’ about their preferred choices. So … Continue reading

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Maybe it’s because we are from New England that we understand what the spoiled brat contingent did to the US government

We understand what the Tea Party did, and the full ramifications of their actions because what is the House of Representatives but Town Meeting writ large? What they did was throw a temper tantrum of gigantic proportions regardless of the … Continue reading

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Political life in MA is never boring~ risk for overload of information

Since the end of August, less than 3 weeks ago, voters across the United States have ¬†watched, bemused, as our Nation’s leaders ramped up rhetoric and readiness for a military strike against Syria due to the fact that chemical weapons … Continue reading

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