Author Archives: mp_stopa

Stopa: Support Keiko Orrall for National Committeewoman

I really don’t know any Republican office holder or Party operative in Massachusetts whom I respect as much as I respect Keiko Orrall. And I can’t think of any one whom I like as much as I like Keiko, either. So when she called me to tell me she was standing for National Committeewoman my only serious question was: “how…

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Donald Trump for President

Every political campaign and every political candidate is to some degree a stool sitting on three legs: character, knowledge and policy. What kind of person is the candidate, what abilities does he or she bring to the office, and what are the policy positions which the candidate takes? I have had some very good and thoughtful conservative friends (I won’t…

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Janet Leombruno for State Committee

There seems to be a storm raging in Massachusetts. Charlie versus the grassroots. Red on red. Allow me to opt out of the battle. My sympathies are divided. That said there is one person I can recommend to the Republicans of Massachusetts and especially those in Framingham and surrounding areas and that is Janet Leombruno. Janet is running for reelection…

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Podcast of the HArvard Lunch Club

Hi Friends,

The new Harvard Lunch Club podcasts with Todd Feinburg, Marisa DeFranco and Mike Stopa! Just wanted to inform you that Todd Feinburg, Marisa DeFranco and I have begun podcasting! The podcasts (which are free to download) can be found here: and on Itunes by searching for Harvard Lunch Club. Enjoy! And please comment on facebook…

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The Media after the Revolution

While Andrew Cuomo has been busy inviting right wing extremists (i.e. those who are pro-life, opposed to gay marriage and support the 2nd Amendment) to leave his fair state of New York so as not, one assumes, to befuddle the politically correct citizenry with Tea Party sedition, I for one have always felt that an occasional stroll out onto the…

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The True Meaning of Christmas

( – promoted by Rob “EaBo Clipper” Eno) Last night, for those of you who missed it, my friend Todd Feinburg was kind enough to invite me to participate in his special, Christmas Eve edition of Nigthside (sitting in for Dan Rea) on WBZ radio. The topics du jour were Christmas (as befit the occasion) and capitalism (as befit the…

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