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Manic Monday Markup 1/26/15…

…And the World: We begin today in Greece, where Alexis Tsipras, the leader of the leftist Syriza party has won yesterday’s Greek election by a commanding margin. Though insufficient to form a majority on his own, the Independent Greek party […]

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Tardy Tuesday Takedown 1/20/15…

…And the World: We begin today in Yemen, where Houthi rebels have taken the presidential palace, sounding a warning to the Western-backed president. A truce between the rebels and the government has collapsed. The New York Times tells us who the […]

Manic Monday Markup 1/12/15…

…And the World: We begin today in France, where an international unity event was held following last week’s rampage at the offices of Charlie Hebdo, a French satirical magazine, and then across the greater Paris area, including a Kosher grocery […]

Manic Monday Markup 1/5/15…

…And the World: We begin today in Indonesia, where the government has begun to crack down on airlines after the loss of an AirAsia flight in the Sea of Java among the nation’s islands. Flight QZ8051 disappeared December 28 of […]

The Year in Springfield, 2014…

Another year has come to a close and without a doubt, it was a huge year in Springfield politics primarily for state offices. Springfield area legislative delegation underwent one of the more dramatic and in some cases sudden transformations in […]

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Our Top Fourteen Stories of 2014 (and Runners-up)…

What were WMassP&I most popular stories of 2014? There was certainly no shortage of news in this jam-packed election cycle. From titanic statewide contests to down to the wire local primaries, this year may be remembered as one of the […]

Manic Monday Markup 12/29/14…

…And the World: We begin today in Greece, where a failure to secure the supermajority needed to fill the largely ceremonial presidential office has prompted new elections. The added uncertainty could derail the country’s painful progress since the last elections […]

Briefings: Lesser, Claus Hold Pre-Christmas Summit…

NORTH POLE, Disputed Territory—Continuing his preparations for taking office on January 7, State Senator-elect Eric Lesser met briefly with Santa Claus after appearing on a Springfield radio show ahead of Claus’s annual international sojourn. Lesser, who is Jewish, said he […]

Manic Monday Markup 12/22/14

The Feds: We begin today in New York, where a weekend double-killing of two New York City police officers has poured gas on the divide between demonstrators demanding a change in policing procedures and the cops themselves. New York City […]

Manic Mondary Markup 12/15/14…

…And the World: We begin today in Australia where a standoff at a café in Sydney has ended with several dead. The gunman holding upwards of 30 people hostage was an Iranian refugee and self-proclaimed “sheik.” Muslim authorities in the Land Down Under […]