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Whither Massachusetts? We'll look at who'll be the new governor and what that means. Can the nwe governor create and drive aq platform and vision. Instead, will the stolid legislature creep along as it is wont? This election was not about the big issues and pathfinding in the end. The visionaries and big-change sorts were cast aside by both parties and in the run from the indy candidates. Instead, the top spot came down to two predictible and status-quo types. Will think about what needs to be done and if the new folk are up to the task.
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We give oneWe'll last look at next week's general election, a bit national and a lot of Massachusetts. Polls and paper endorsements favor failed gubdernatorial candidate GOP Charlie Baker oer failed US Senate candidate Dem Martha... more

Rant time, and a break from politics... Mike goes to the wonder of denial. A murder, child molestation or other horror happens. Is your immediate response that it never happens or simply can't happen on our block, in your... more

Huge news on marriage equality via SCOTUS. Thke Supremes will not hear five states' pleas to uphold their SSM bans rejected by federal courts. In another district, six more states' hopes for the same were likely dashed by the news.... more

Settled, unsettled, out-for-bids, up-for-rejection, big-time gambling is up to MA voters on Nov. 4th. The legislature approve three casinos in the no-lnger-Puritan state (which by the bye makes billions on its lottery). A ballot question appears... more

MA is not CA, but this elwection at least, we get a plethora of ballot questions. In our case, the excess is four votes that qualified for Nov. 4th. Tune in for truth and knowledge (at least in our best cuts). Three questions have roaring proponents... more

Health care entrepreneur Evan Falchuk is running for MA Governor for the nascent United Independent Party. He wants the win along with his LG mate Angus Jennings. Regardless of the results at the least, he's confident that his... more

We'll recap the Massachusetts party [primaries and risk humiliation predicitng the campaigns, then results for November's general. The previous day's preimary may settle all, or nearly all, Democratic contests. Now the fun begins. The GOP... more

Move along, Republicans. There's not much to see in your primary on 9/9/ Dems, on the other hand, hie to the polls and come prepared with your choices. For the GOP, only the Governor slot is contested, and most statewide slots have no... more

Post 9-11 we as a natiion gave up much to police, military, guard, spook agencies and the TSA. So now it's come to the stunning events in Ferguson MO. We'll talk from our distance about race, police state, summary citizen executiion,... more