Monthly Archives: January 2010

Blue Massachusetts Sees Red?

The final polling results from Public Policy Polling in the U.S. Senate race show Scott Brown ahead of Martha Coakley by 51 percent to 46 percent, more comfortable than last week but still, it says, within its margin of error. … Continue reading

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Wake Up Massachusetts!

Today’s Suffolk University/7 News poll shows Scott Brown ahead of Martha Coakley for the first time -by four points, essentially a margin-of-error difference. This dramatic news is somewhat understandable when you look at how the people of Massachusetts have shifted … Continue reading

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Economic Development in Haiti: can you say Jatropha?

I keep thinking about what Boston, Lowell, Minneapolis or New York would look like after a 7.0 earthquake, the crumbling buildings, bodies pinned beneath, the unavailability of food, water and electricity, the difficulty of getting medical care. The anguish is … Continue reading

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The Last Senate Debate…..Mercifully

A vote for Republican state Senator Scott Brown is a vote against health reform legislation. A vote for Democratic Attorney General Martha Coakley is a vote against deficit reduction. Those are the main take-aways from last night’s final debate among … Continue reading

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Huntington Theatre’s "All My Sons" a Home Run

This play has it all – powerful acting, taut story line, deft direction, exquisite set design, even top-notch sound. It’s such a compelling production that you don’t want to leave your seat at the end. The themes of Arthur Miller’s … Continue reading

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Katrina victims still hanging out to dry

With all the riveting headline issues – Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, unemployment, terrorist bombing attempts – not to mention health care reform and the U.S. Senate race – it’s easier to forget the continuing effects of hurricane Katrina on the least … Continue reading

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Mass. politics yesterday and today

The Massachusetts political pipeline does seem to be opening up this year, uncorked at the top by the passing of Ted Kennedy, with a slight domino effect in lower level offices. David Bernstein predicts an unprecedented reshuffling in this year’s … Continue reading

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