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Dirty little secret about hopes for Israel/ Palestine peace by Marjorie Arons-Barron

The entry below is being cross posted from Marjorie Arons-Barron’s own blog. So Benjamin Netanyahu shamelessly and successfully pandered to Israeli right-wing voters in Tuesday’s election. A politician playing to base emotions and lying to get elected, then changing  positions again. How unusual. The hard Right is pleased by his…

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Lowell St. Patrick’s Day Dinner

Congratulations to State Senator Eileen Donoghue and City Manager Kevin Murphy for successfully transitioning the 30-something year old Lowell St. Patrick’s Day Breakfast to an evening dinner.  The UMass Lowell Inn and Conference Center was packed with all the usual Lowell and Greater Lowell political suspects.  The high point for…

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President Obama in Selma: “The Single Most Powerful Word in Our Democracy Is ‘We’.”

If a speech can make a difference, this is one. President Obama did well in Selma, Alabama, yesterday. “Our march is not over.” “Moral imagination.” “The single most powerful word in our democracy is ‘we’.” “What has not changed is the imperative of citizenship.” “Give voice to the voiceless.” This…

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“Mass Senate Listening Session” by Nancy Pitkin

Nancy Pitkin is a regular contributor to richardhowe.com.  She attended the Massachusetts State Senate’s “Listening Session” in Lawrence recently and submitted the following report: On Monday, February 23, 2015 we attended the Massachusetts State Senators “Listening Session” in Lawrence. It was the fourth of eight state wide forums being held…

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