Verizon plays hard-to-get with Boston

I’m wondering if this reluctance to invest in new broadband infrastructure particularly in a large market like Boston is the result of Obama administration policy on treating Internet Service Providers (ISPs) as public utilities. Here’s the Boston Herald story: Verizon earlier this year said it would not expand FiOS to new parts of the country. “The calculation that Verizon…

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Rep. Mike Brady’s Campaign Finance Raises Red Flags; Questions

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                      Mike Brady’s Campaign Finance Raises Red Flags; Questions Brady’s OCPF filings show reliance on special interest donations and over $12,000 of unitemized contributions. BROCKTON, MASSACHUSETTS – An analysis of Rep. Mike Brady’s (D – Brockton) campaign finance filings reveals a surprising reliance on both special interest money and unitemized donations. As Brady campaigns to replace the late…

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Gillespie: “The DemDebate Clarified That Many Libertarian Views Have Gone Mainstream”

Clinton, Sanders, Webb, O’Malley, and Chaffee are nobody’s ideas of small-government crusaders, but they got some things right. Source: The DemDebate Clarified That Many Libertarian Views Have Gone Mainstream – Hit & Run : Reason.com Maybe on the social issues side. Definitely not on the economics side. The libertarian moment has not arrived in any of the two major parties…

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Grassroots. I do not think it means what you think it means.

Hillary for America Debate Watch Party with Congressman Joe Kennedy: Join Hillary supporters, and Special Guest Congressman Joe Kennedy, for your official local Hillary for America Debate Watch Party! Towne
900 Boylston St
Boston, MA 02115
Map this location If you have any questions please email grassroots@hillaryclinton.com or call 646-854-1432 This bar is the epitome of grassroots, isn’t it?…

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Illegal immigrant mob rule. Protesters camp out at Senate Dem’s office.

Would any other nation allow this foolishiness? Well maybe Sweden. Flaunting the law, making demands, the residuals of a welfare state. BOSTON — Wearing mortarboards and carrying SAT prep books, members of a student immigrant group camped out in Sen. Eileen Donoghue’s office on Thursday in hopes of urging the Lowell Democrat to back legislation that would allow undocumented immigrants…

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Bi-coastal bias at work! Northeastern Prof condescends with new book “Nut Country: Right-Wing Dallas and the Birth of the Southern Strategy”

I imagine that conservatives will have to suffer another liberal interpretation of the rise and fall of American conservatism, a narrative that seems to generate enough sales in liberal fever swamps. If only that is to understand liberal anger at the occasional electoral loss. Nut Country: Right-Wing Dallas and the Birth of the Southern Strategy [Edward H. Miller] on Amazon.com.…

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