Politics

In Scotland, what’s really under those kilts? by Marjorie Arons-Barron

The entry below is being cross posted from Marjorie Arons-Barron’s own blog. The domino theory, used by the United States to justify military intervention in Vietnam, has always been fallible. In Southeast Asia, neighboring Cambodia is a constitutional monarchy. Thailand is a parliamentary (if unstable) democracy.  The Indonesian archipelago is a republic.   But…

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September 12, 1953 ~ Jacqueline Lee Bouvier and John Fitzgerald Kennedy Wed

On this day September 12, 1953, Congressman John F. Kennedy married Jacqueline Lee Bouvier at a ceremony held in St. Mary’s Church in Newport, Rhode Island. From the Kennedy Library website: Jacqueline Lee Bouvier and John Fitzgerald Kennedy Wedding Jacqueline Lee Bouvier and John F. Kennedy were married on the morning of September 12,…

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September 10, 1960 ~ Remembering Lowell Congresswoman Edith Nourse Rogers

On this day after the Massachusetts Primary where women candidates did so well and are poised to make history, it is fitting to remember Congresswoman Edith Nourse Rogers. Mrs. Rogers made her own history with – among other things – her support for veterans and her record-holding longevity in the…

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Lowell Week in Review: September 7, 2014

Tornado Warnings Yesterday afternoon’s tornado warning was the fourth of the summer.  I don’t remember that many warnings in the previous 40 years.  Is the weather getting worse or is weather radar and the ability to quickly report its results just getting better.  While the tornado threat faded, a serious…

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Probation convictions: business as usual? by Marjorie Arons-Barron

The entry below is being cross posted from Marjorie Arons-Barron’s own blog. The whole smarmy business makes you want to take a shower, but the racketeering and conspiracy trial of former Probation Commissioner Jack O’Brien and two top aides was more than just your garden variety patronage. As the Globe’s Tom Farragher…

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