Monthly Archives: February 2013

The Filibuster debate and the requirement that approval of two-thirds of Senators (67) is necessary to change the body’s rules

http://www.bostonreview.net/BR38.1/charles_fried_frederick_schwarz_filibuster_constitution.php “Even vice presidents have agreed. Although often overlooked, one of the duties of the vice president is to act as president of the Senate, including issuing advisory opinions about internal Senate procedure. Vice Presidents Nixon, Humphrey, Rockefeller, and Cheney … Continue reading

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NYT: Joe Nocera’s blog, currently “The Gun report”

http://nocera.blogs.nytimes.com/ currently “The Gun Report”, topic seems to have started 18-Jan . . . didn’t review much beyond that date . .  .

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WaPo: Strom Thurmond’s mixed-race daughter dies at 87

http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/strom-thurmonds-mixed-race-daughter-dies-at-87/2013/02/04/660e074e-6f3d-11e2-8b8d-e0b59a1b8e2a_story.html “I am Essie Mae Washington-Williams, and at last I am completely free,” Washington- Williams said at a news conference in 2003, after revealing her secret in an interview with The Washington Post. She was born in 1925 after Thurmond, … Continue reading

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WaPo: The ‘rabid’ hate aimed at Trayvon Martin

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-partisan/wp/2013/02/05/the-rabid-hate-aimed-at-trayvon-martin/ if you follow any of the links, be prepared  . . . the ‘raunchy tweet’ from Todd McKinnon . . REALLY IS . . . and probably NSFW ! I’d missed this analysis of the bloodstains on George Zimmerman’s … Continue reading

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It’s Time to Stop Validating Ignorance

http://bigthink.com/big-think-tv/its-time-to-stop-validating-ignorance In protesting the Kansas State Board of Education’s decision to allow intelligent design to be taught in public schools as an alternative to creationism, Bobby Henderson audaciously argued that “Flying Spaghetti Monsterism” ought to be given equal time in classrooms … Continue reading

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GBVDems get a mention in Milford Daily Voice

The Milford Daily Voice is a new local news site, similar to the Patch sites that have been springing up around here lately. I recently had a chance to talk with the local reporter, Richard Sobey, and he quoted me … Continue reading

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Congressman Markey was in Worcester today…

…and we were there to hear what he had to say. Here’s a quick video of his remarks at the Broadway Diner, 100 Water St in Worcester:

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