As part of the summer service program at the First Parish in Brookline, Mike delivered a sermon on same-sex marriage. It concentrates on why Massachusetts was the logical first state for SSM. From Colonial times, legal marriage here has clearly been a civil contract and not a sacrament.
He looked ahead on what’s to be done […]

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Our governor, Deval Patrick, is trotting out a fully developed, 10-year education-reform and advancement program. As is, it’s a lightning rod for naysayers and unlikely to get funding. Plus, why the devil didn’t Deval do the netroots and grassroots thing?
This week, the full program should emerge. He’s been revealing bits of it in a series […]

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The three of us figure Obama will win, but can’t decide until the contest gets one-to-one by how much. We hope it’s a lot, with coattails that may give Democrats enough authority to reverse the terrible domestic, foreign and economic policies of the past eight years.
We were astonished at the beatification of TV news-ish guy […]

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Stalwart Ryan was our surrogate at the state Democratic convention this weekend. He led a workshop on Netroots communicating/tech stuff.
The major news from the convention was competition for long-term U.S. Senator John Kerry. Despite his efforts to quash a primarySe lei siede in tardi la posizione giocando il party poker con una catasta decente e […]

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We led with healing Democratic bent brains and bruised feelings after a long, tight primary. Beyond that, there was a motley set of issues today — updates on casinos and taxes, the elusive Massachusetts Republican candidates, and even a sudden possibility that Rhode Island would plant its wind farms before we do.
Projecting the last two […]

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