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Analysis: A Tough Fight, Only Morse-so…

The recent political explosion in Holyoke over Mayor Alex Morse’s reversal on casinos may have been one of the few news stories that was able to actually muscle the gas explosion in Springfield out of the headlines for a bit. Fighting two fronts between each

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Manic Monday Markup 11/26/12…

CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story identified “George Pappas” as the developer questioning stalled activity at the old visitors center in Springfield.  Peter Pappas is the developer, not George Pappas, who is a member of Springfield Forward. …And the World: Hourly after brokering a

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Not Quite Florida, But Unbecoming of Democracy?…

UPDATED 11/21/2012  For Clarity From seven hour lines in Miami-Dade County to false or misleading information on billboards in Pennsylvania to endless counting in Arizona, Election Day 2012 was nothing to be proud of. Voters across the country faced myriad challenges, a reality that runs

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Manic Monday Markup 11/19/12…

…And the World: Tensions remain high and attacks escalating as the latest flare-up between Israel and the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip continues.  Israel has stepped up its attacks on Hamas targets, although civilians have been hit in the process.  Missiles continue to be fired from Gaza

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In the Rearview Mirror: Digging Down Ballot…

Nearly ten days after the election, post-mortems of the 2012 campaign season go on. Most of these, of course, focus on the presidential election. The Massachusetts Senate race, while destined to be studied for generations, was more or less put to bed until the White

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Tardy Tuesday Takedown 11/13/12…

…And the World: We begin today in Greece where NPR reports on the rise of the Nazi-like Golden Dawn party, which has gained popular support and seats in Parliament as the nation’s economic troubles continue to spiral.  Many in the nation have greeted the development

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In the Rearview Mirror: Winners & Losers

This Post is the First in a Series on Post-election Analysis It would be hard not to read Tuesday’s election as anything but good in the country at-large and certainly here in Massachusetts.  The President won reelection very comfortably in the Electoral College and in

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Warren, Obama Win…

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VOTE 2012…

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Four. More. Years…

Cross-posted on Blue Mass Group Four years ago we supported Barack Obama after backing Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nomination. We believed in him over Senator John McCain for innumerable reasons. However, we backed Clinton in the primary because we feared the sky high expectations