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The Politicization of Everything

Laura Hollis, There is a quote that is often attributed to former U.S. Representative Barney Frank: “’Government’ is simply the name we give to the things we choose to do together.” When Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick quoted Rep. Frank at the 2008 Democratic National Convention, I just rolled my eyes. First, “we” often don’t get

Police end NAACP sit-in against nominee for attorney general

MONTGOMERY, Ala. –  The national president of the NAACP and five others were arrested after staging a sit-in Tuesday at the Alabama office of Sen. Jeff Sessions, the nominee for U.S. attorney general, the civil rights group said. The organization held the demonstration to protest Sessions’ nomination by President-elect Donald Trump, criticizing Sessions’ record and

NYPD stocking up heroin antidote

What will it do to someone who hasn’t taken Heroin?  Following revelations that New York City has become one of the country’s largest heroin trade centers, the New York Police Department announced that nearly 20,000 officers will soon carry an anti-overdose drug in order to help save lives.   According to the New York Times,

Boston Retakes Its Marathon One Year After Terror Bombing

 The bell in Boston’s Old South Church, where Ben Franklin and Paul Revere were once parishioners, will ring out a darker bit of history today from its vantage point above the Boston Marathon finish line. It was a year ago that two pressure-cooker bombs exploded at the marathon’s end point, killing three people and injuring

Connecticut becomes first state to pass $10.10 minimum wage

 Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy on Thursday signed into law a measure that will phase in the highest minimum wage of any U.S. state, in line with a push by Democrats nationwide to raise the entry-level wage. The bill, which was approved by state legislators a day earlier, will raise the state’s minimum hourly rate to

Democratic convention adds speakers

Democratic convention adds speakers

Prominent Democrats were added to the speakers list for the upcoming Democratic National Convention Monday, two weeks before the gathering convenes in Charlotte. Added Monday were Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, who served as President Barack Obama’s chief of staff for the first two years of his presidency; Sen. John Kerry of Massachusetts, who won the