Politics

Niki Tsongas Gets Ranking Position on Powerful House Committee

With two national parks – Minuteman National Park and Lowell National Historical Park – in her Third District – getting this appointment as the highest ranking Democrat on the  House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Federal Lands is a coup for Congresswoman Niki Tsongas and for her constituents. As announced today by…

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“Of those to whom much is given, much is required.” ~ January 9, 1961 ~ JFK’s Farewell to the Massachusetts Legislature

Yesterday in his Inaugural Address, newly-sworn-in Governor Charlie Baker reminded us that on that rostrum in that Chamber, John F. Kennedy addressed the  Legislature and the people of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as he took his leave to become the 35th President of the United States. He noted ~ “Decades…

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On immigration, who’s the turkey this Thanksgiving? by Marjorie Arons-Barron

The entry below is being cross posted from Marjorie Arons-Barron’s own blog. We don’t need a Rockwell painting to remind us that Thanksgiving is all about those who came to this nation as immigrants.  Everyone,  of course, except the Native Americans.  The Pilgrims came to escape religious persecution. My great…

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The Meehan- Baker Alliance ~ One to watch!

UMass Lowell Chancellor and former Congressman Marty Meehan has a seat at the table on Governor-elect Charlie Baker,’s “transition team.” No surprise here. Having a reasonable, reliably “old style” Northeast Republican in the Massachusetts corner office will suit Meehan and his agenda just fine. In fact, Meehan’s access and influence…

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Berkeley students make mockery of Free Speech Movement by Marjorie Arons-Barron

The entry below is being cross posted from Marjorie Arons-Barron’s own blog. This fall marks the 50th anniversary of the Free Speech Movement at U.C. Berkeley, a pivotal moment in the history of student activism and political organizing that laid the groundwork for the antiwar movement and other social causes. …

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