Politics

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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The downhill race for the summer Olympics by Marjorie Arons-Barron

The entry below is being cross posted from Marjorie Arons-Barron’s own blog. Former Governor Deval Patrick seems to have caught on that the optics of his $7500 per day pay (plus expenses) for serving as a globe-trotting ambassador for Boston2024’s summer Olympics proposal might not play in some future bid for the Presidency or even…

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Iran – another “red line” in Obama foreign policy? by Marjorie Arons-Barron

The entry below is being cross posted from Marjorie Arons-Barron’s own blog. photo PBS Viewed in isolation, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech to Congress last week was masterful.  It projected superficial respect for President Obama (if you overlook his trashing the negotiation process to date and  speaking  to Congress…

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Greater Lowell Area Democrats to meet ~ Saturday February 21, 2015

  Greater Lowell Area Democrats (GLAD) will meet this coming Saturday morning February 21, 2015 at 8am in the Independence Grill of the Radisson Hotel in Chelmsford . Greater Lowell Area Democrats Regular Breakfast Meeting Saturday February 21, 2015 at 8:00 AM At the Independence Grill/ Radisson Hotel Rte. 110…

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T troubles from the can kicked down the road by Marjorie Arons-Barron

The entry below is being cross posted from Marjorie Arons-Barron’s own blog. In Mumbai, train service was once so slow passengers rioted and burned train stations.  In Bangkok, a one-way commute can take four hours.  Manila’s public transport relies on Jeepneys, modeled on WW II jeeps and hazardous to passenger comfort and safety.  But…

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The “Gerrymander” Made Law in Massachusetts ~ February 11, 1812

There is much about politics for which Massachusetts is well-known.  An infamous historical note rests with Governor Elbridge Gerry and his redistricting method known ever since as “Gerrymandering.” Cartoonists memorialized his efforts in a “Gerrymander” creature that  resembled that of a salamander-like monster. From the archive: Infamous “Gerrymander” Made Massachusetts Law ~…

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