Politics

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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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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