Politics

Chancellor Marty Meehan’s “Last Hurrah” weekend at UMass Lowell….

Tonight’s UMass Lowell pre-commencement awards ceremonies and celebrations were full of nostalgia as Chancellor Marty Meehan presides over his last UML Commencement. It marks the end of yet one phase of the Marty Meehan saga and his soon to begin role as President of the University of Massachusetts system. It…

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Presidential race will thwart progress in Congress by Marjorie Arons-Barron

The entry below is being cross posted from Marjorie Arons-Barron’s own blog. Very knowledgeable politicians speaking in Boston last Monday expressed qualified hopes that Congress could actually get something done.  They pointed to the recent “doc fix,” a remedy for the unrealistic curtailment of Medicare payments to providers.  The bill passed…

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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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