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Massachusetts progressives working, writing, blogging and speaking for social and political change.

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Some other states allow recreational pot.. (Clutch pearls.) Oh, no, not here, not yet, in Massachusetts. Medical marijuana barely pased and is glacially implementing. A November ballot initiateive would expand that to growing and... more

No one in this house or family leans or even looks to Trump. We've had fascinating meals and drinks based on Bernie vs. Hillary. Some hve been uncomfortable, as one of us is solid for Clinton, when at one point the other 7 at... more

The magic of Prez Obama's first campaign had enchantment of first-time voters via social media. He learned how from MA Gov. Deval Patrick. That was a one-off. Yet we heard resonance in aged, white cotton-candy haired Bernie... more

The new Nate Silver figures conclude voters trust Clinton vastly more in almost all areas. Yet, he has maybe a 1-in-3 shot at victory. What gives? We know historically maybe 40% to 49% of voters will go with a Prez candidate in a... more

It's pretty much a name-your-city thing for unarmed civilians killed by cops. In a few places, like the most recent Dallas sniper murders of five police officers, it's the opposite. Whether it was the 20 elementary kids or hundres of young... more

Democratic nominee for sure Hillary Clinton got the no-surprise ruling from the FBI this AM. After a year of their investigation...on top of over two years strum und drang courtesy of the Benghazi hearing torment, the feds won't recommend any... more

Winger delusions aside, my U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren very quickly became the conscience of the body and its most effective, most candid member. Now scuttlebutt has her as Hillary Clinton's VP choice. We can look at this several... more

With this weekend's Orlando massacre of at least 50 at the Pulse gay nightclub, let's add another fatality. Tha's the death of the fantasy that we alone here are the ones safe from terrorism. Those who fantasize that the 9/11 attacks... more

In early teen years, we'd hang out at the Romney Rexall Drug Store. Comics, detective magazines and women's weeklies filled the rack with the benches by the big bay window. There was no problem we couldn't resolve or wisdom that... more

At the most extreme, rogue cops urder unarmed, sometimes handcuffed ccivilians. Some of those murders are on video, with sound, and yet most have no prosecution or penality of any kind. Financial overlords in investment banks and... more