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Malden City Council President Craig Spadafora to Run for Tisei’s Seat

( – promoted by EaBo Clipper) By Travis Andersen, Globe Town Correspondent City Council President Craig Spadafora has announced his candidacy for the state Senate seat currently held by Minority Leader Richard Tisei, who is running for lieutenant governor on the GOP ticket with gubernatorial candidate Charlie Baker. “I bring my experience, passion, and integrity to the table,” Spadafora said…

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Prelude to Republican Fratricide

By David Frum

The Week – Thursday, October 22, 2009 GOP candidates in New York and New Jersey should be cruising to victory this November. But angry conservatives would rather hand power to Democrats than help moderate Republicans win. At the beginning of the summer, most observers expected Republicans to win all three of the big elections on Nov. 3.…

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Richard Hofstadter’s “Anti-Intellectualism in American Life”

by David Frum Question: Could Richard Hofstadter’s Pulitzer Prize winning book “Anti-Intellectualism in American Life” possibly have been rendered obsolete? Hofstadter argued that there existed a distinctively American tradition that distrusted intellect. This tradition drew its power from the three great shaping forces of American culture: religion, commerce, and democracy. American-style Protestantism valued emotion over theology. American…

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Mary Connaughton, so refreshingly contrary

By Michael Graham

The Boston Herald – Thursday, February 26, 2009 I think I’m in love. My new heart-throb is Mary Connaughton, the pin-up girl for the Pike and Tunnel set. When her lips say no – specifically to a $100-million-plus toll hike – my toll-paying heart says yes, yes, yes! Connaughton, a Turnpike Authority board member, happens to be…

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How Radio Wrecks the Right

Limbaugh and company certainly entertain. But a steady diet of ideological comfort food is no substitute for hearty intellectual fare. By John Derbyshire

The American Conservative – February 23, 2009 Issue You can’t help but admire Rush Limbaugh’s talent for publicity. His radio talk show is probably-reliable figures only go back to 1991-in its third decade as the number-one rated…

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