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My obituaries from Democratic Underground

I’ve been exiled from Democratic Underground after a decade of posting. I violated making it’s Third-Way ownership uncomfortable their Terms of Service if you look at it in the right light at just the right direction no trust me it’s there well I can see it sorta. Some comfort in my banishment: A message from […]

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And here we are.

I remember where I was when I heard that my state’s Supreme Judicial Court had ruled that marriage could not be denied to same-sex couples under our state constitution: it was a grey November day, and I was driving along the Waltham Commons on my way back to the office for some night work. I had […]

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Hey, fellow Liberals: we’re scaring the right people.

Third-Wayer Rahm Emanuel was forced into a mayoral runoff, the first time ever in Chicago for an incumbent IIRC. And this despite having a zillion dollars in contributions from people who stand to make money from his reelection, and the backing of some notable (confessed) Republicans. Two years ago, only four Senators voted against the […]

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“Weiss supporters in the White House and on Wall Street were stunned.”

Interesting article in Politico today on how Elizabeth Warren ended Obama’s nomination of rich Wall Street banker Antonio Weiss to be Under Secretary for Domestic Finance.  Warren led the effort to totally shut the deal down – she wouldn’t even meet with Weiss. Some choice bits: The game in Washington had changed. Elizabeth Warren, sometimes […]

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1924: The KKK rallies in Worcester, things do not go well

Another reason for Massachusetts residents to have some pride in the history of our commonwealth; from a Daily Kos post The day the Klan messed with the wrong people: “in 1924, the largest gathering of the Ku Klux Klan ever held in New England took place at the Agricultural Fairgrounds in Worcester. Klansmen in sheets […]

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“They should learn some lessons from Boston!”

The denouement to a couple of sad and very-public cases this week, cases where black men were pointlessly killed by police. On Wednesday, a grand jury decided that there wasn’t enough evidence presented to indict members of the NYPD who’d asphyxiated Eric Garner to death for “resisting arrest”. In this case, when police touched Garner […]

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Impossible. They just *can’t* do it.

A couple of years back, then-senatorial-candidate Elizabeth Warren gave a great (and seemingly-impromptu) soliloquy on how nobody in America gets rich on their own – they get rich with the help of the American people, and they owe it to the American people to put some of their wealth back into helping the next generation […]

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Yesterday, Elizabeth Warren assumed control of the Democratic Party

Yesterday, Elizabeth Warren assumed control of the Democratic Party in a bloodless coup. I’m not even sure she was trying. I can’t prove it, but I’ve had a sneaking suspicion for a few days that Elizabeth Warren was about to take the reins of our party, and yesterday’s announcement has helped fuel this thought. At […]

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A Rededication to the United States of America

The United States of America was never a sure thing, and it still isn’t. A little epiphany for me today, on Veteran’s Day: 240 or so years ago, British colonists in America rebelled against their mother country over an idea. An idea! An idea that had been much talked about but little acted on in that […]

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Hello world!

Welcome to my (online) world. Enjoy your visit.

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