The 2011 Podcast

December 29, 2009 | Leave a Comment

Today, on LeftAhead, Lynne and Ryan looked at the year in review, then discussed what we expect to happen over the next year. Will Patrick win reelection? Will DeLeo and Murray still lead both of their respected chambers? Will the budget picture brighten up? Will Obama continue on his current course, or decide to make […]

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None of us is happy with how health-care reform has played out in D.C. Ryan and Lynne particularly hold forth on what should have happened in Congress and what the President and Speaker of the House should have demanded and should have done. We discuss how and why the Republicans should be held accountable. However, […]

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Tomorrow (Wednesday, 12/16), the Boston City Council votes on member Sam Yoon’s proposal for mayoral term limits. There should be an amendment calling for them for councilors as well. Yoon was able to call in (about 46 minutes into the show) to talk about it. This is the closest this has ever gotten in Boston. […]

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Wednesday, Boston’s city council will vote on mayoral term limits. It has come up before, but this is the closest they’ve been. The following is a cross-post from Marry in Massachusetts as background: “We have six votes and one more day,” said Boston City Councilor Sam Yoon’s chief of staff, Mary Grissom. His term-limits law […]

A quasi-settled special election brings us to Martha Coakley v. Scott Brown (v. Joe Kennedy, not those Kennedys). We analyzed, lamented, praised and projected the special election to replace U.S. Sen. Ted Kennedy. None of the three of us favored the Dem or Republican winners, but we sure as heck think a tepid progressive is […]

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Vote, Then Tune In

December 7, 2009 | Leave a Comment

Tuesday, December 8th is a big day around here this year. We discuss the outcome of the special election primary for U.S. Senate on Wednesday this week only to accommodate it. It’s at the usual 2:30 p.m. time slot. Hear it live here then  or return later to play or download the podcast. Your vote […]

We had a short poddy today, recapping the endorsements for the U.S. Senate seat for next week’s primary. We ended up explaining why none of the three of us could support AG Martha Coakley for the spot. Next Week Sked: We shall have our podcast on Wednesday, December 9th, next week to discuss the results […]

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