Politics

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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Election 2014 – is consensus as remote as ever? by Marjorie Arons-Barron

The entry below is being cross posted from Marjorie Arons-Barron’s own blog. Tip O’Neill famously said all politics is local.  Yesterday, Republicans won big by turning that adage on its head. They nationalized state races and turned President Obama’s unpopularity and his administration’s failures into anvils around the necks of…

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Greater Lowell Area Dems to Honor Steve Grossman ~ 2014 Distinguished Democrat

It’s official! Greater Lowell Area Democrats announce that the 2014 Distinguished Democrat will be Treasurer and Receiver-General of the Commonwealth Steve Grossman. A special  meeting of Greater Lowell Area Democrats was one of Steve’s first stops in his quest to become state party chair in the early 1990s. He later went…

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