Massachusetts

Using COVID relief funds, Ron DeSantis with Greg Abbott have achieved the ridiculous. The way to Delaware starts with an original flight plan to start in Texas, go to Florida, and then arrive in Delaware, only this time the same charter jet goes through Nashville and finally lands in New Jersey, still without...

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  • September 21, 2022

The video of the grinning, cackling devotees of Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’ deliberate cruelty is what we should fear. No signs of empathy or concern, just scornful sarcasm and laughter. The hypocritical enclaves of self-professed Florida and Texas Christians who want to force victims of rape and incest to bear...

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  • September 19, 2022

Prices are going to rise, probably exponentially, over the next few decades. The reason for that's simple: everything, more or less, has been artificially cheap. The costs of everything from carbon to fascism to ecological collapse to social fracture haven't been factored in — ever, from the beginning of the industrial age....

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  • October 25, 2021

The US and the world continue with efforts to contain Covid. While the rate of vaccinations in the US has been slowing, the CDC reports that 60.2% of US adults have received at least one dose as of yesterday. About 47.9% of all Americans have taken at least one shot...

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  • May 20, 2021

It may seem paradoxical that with only 41% of the US population having received even one dose of Covid-19 vaccines, some states have been freely giving vaccinations to foreign travelers. The US government does not officially condone vaccine tourism. That does not prevent tourists who “happen to be in the US” from...

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  • April 24, 2021

President Joe Biden announced today that every state has removed age eligibility for Covid-19 vaccinations so anyone 16 or over can received a Pfizer/BioNtech shot and anyone18 or over can receive a dose of Moderna’s vaccine. Biden’s goal of 200 million vaccinations in his first 100 days should be reached this Wednesday, eight days...

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  • April 19, 2021

One of the more despicable senators in the US Senate now acknowledges that climate change is real after four years of kissing Trump’s ass as the know-nothing did all he could do to derail the fight against climate change and kill life on the planet. Better late than never, but words...

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  • April 19, 2021

http://www.cbsnews.com/… Dr. Anthony Fauci said he expects a decision from the FDA will come this week on whether to resume vaccinations with the Johnson and Johnson vaccine, though it may come with some limitations in use. Vaccinations with the J&J shots were paused while reports of serious but vary rare blood clots...

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  • April 18, 2021

The total numbers of vaccinations for Covid-19 exceeded joe Biden’s goal of 100 million in 100 days as of yesterday, and may be in the vicinity of 200 million by the 100th day of his administration. With the 3.1 million vaccinations reported by the CDC  yesterday, 68% of all Americans over...

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  • March 20, 2021

Some big news today: x 🚨I'm leading Senate Democrats in pressing the Biden administration to include an automatic extension of unemployment benefits tied to economic conditions in the next round of COVID relief. We need to get workers off the financial roller coaster, and this is the way to do...

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  • March 2, 2021

Insurrection part Deux may be coming, but it’s a distraction from an emerging Raw Story report about Russian mobsters and Trump that includes money laundering in Kazakhstan. This doesn’t even touch the tax fraud prosecution. Thank jeebus CPAC is over and that concentrated hate and stupidity is over for another year. Even...

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  • March 1, 2021

For much of the world’s history, we have been ruled by violence and its descendants. Kings won their thrones by having better fighters than their opponents. Transfers of power meant inheriting that throne or by violently seizing it. On those rare occasions where power changed hands non-violently from one living...

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  • February 15, 2021

Received this e-mail today from former Rep. Joe Kennedy III (D. MA): We’re ready. We’ve put so much time, energy, and thought into this project over the past several months, and I could not be more excited to finally share it with all of you! Here’s how it started. As...

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  • January 27, 2021

Elevating (the science adviser) role to member in the President's Cabinet clearly signals the administration's intent to involve scientific expertise in every policy discussion. Sudip Parikh, CEO of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Our next president is a science geek, how cool is that? The dark days of science...

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  • January 16, 2021

Elevating (the science adviser) role to member in the President’s Cabinet clearly signals the administration’s intent to involve scientific expertise in every policy discussion. Sudip Parikh, CEO of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Our next president is a science geek, how cool is that? The dark days of science...

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  • January 16, 2021

Who could have ever predicted this? I mean, who other than anyone who glimpsed at Parler for five minutes or saw Donald Trump speak before his horde of whiny orcs? You’ll never believe this, but apparently there was every indication that violence was brewing prior to the actual violence that...

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  • January 12, 2021

The Kraken Caucus makes itself known. GOP sedition messaging harkens back to the 19th Century, except Trump's lost cause won't rise again. This time it’s not a Brooks Brothers Riot but pseudo-secessionist displays. “Trump can't handle the concept of the label 'loser'” as he pimps a 'seditious abuse of justice', and Jake Tapper...

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  • December 11, 2020

Here’s some encouraging news out of South Carolina courtesy of today Morning Consult’s poll: #ALsen:Tuberville (R) 51% (+12)Jones (D-inc) 39%.#KYsen:McConnell (R-inc) 51% (+11)McGrath (D) 40%.#TXsen:Cornyn (R-inc) 47% (+4)Hegar (D) 43%.#SCsen:Graham (R-inc) 46% (+2)Harrison (D) 44%@MorningConsult, LV, 10/22-31https://t.co/7AsGqSmIR8 — Political Polls (@Politics_Polls) November 2, 2020 From the results: That’s a pretty...

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  • November 2, 2020

From The Huffington Post: Though Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) has lost several key endorsements to Democratic challenger Sara Gideon this election cycle, she received the full support last week of at least one group in her state: the anti-LGBTQ, anti-abortion Christian Civic League of Maine. During an Oct. 13 interview...

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  • October 23, 2020

In place of a nationwide policy of social distancing measures, it might be a tough sell to put in place “a risk-based ‘alternative public health approach’ to the COVID-19 pandemic that involves “focused protection” of those most at risk and seeks to avoid or minimize the “social harm” of lockdown”. That’s the goal...

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  • October 19, 2020
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There aren’t a lot of Governor races for me to cover this year. Governors Roy Cooper (D. NC) and Jay Inslee (D. WA) are looking good heading into re-election and Montana’s Governor race is the only real toss-up. But if there’s one race that could possibly break late, it’s the...

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  • October 11, 2020

Some big news out of Mississippi: The Lincoln Project, a group of Republicans opposed to President Trump, plans to support Democratic Mississippi U.S. Senate candidate Mike Espy against incumbent Republican Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith in the final month of a race that has otherwise seen scant national attention or outside spending....

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  • October 1, 2020

It does seem old-fashioned but the Biden post-debate train tour seems better than Trump’s promises to never return to (insert state) if he loses, which he did tonight in Duluth. x All aboard! Tune in as @DrBiden and I kick off our train tour through Ohio and Pennsylvania. https://t.co/z2m4tpAHNJ— Joe...

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  • October 1, 2020

Received this e-mail from former presidential candidate, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D. MA): Election Day is exactly seven weeks from today. People are already mailing in their ballots right now. So it's time to pour everything we can into this fight. Today, I'm endorsing ten more Warren Democrats who are...

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  • September 16, 2020

Periodically, ACM readers might want an introduction to anticapitalism. This emerges because of the disinformation propagated by kakistocratic clowns like Trump, who enables neoliberal capitalism while pursuing kleptocracy and monopolizing violence. This is important as yesterday Trump signed an executive order that had no effect on big pharma, and endorsed extrajudicial killing...

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  • September 13, 2020

No more playing defense? Joe Biden is swinging at Trump where he failed, everywhere. Democratic crime city lies dispelled.  Progressives rising. Trump’s bunker Biden has emerged x x YouTube Video Politics Done Right Live weekdays @ 3:00 PM Central Video Zoom: LINK — Live Calls: (346)248-7799 ID:254 0 9091 Donald Trump...

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  • September 2, 2020

Elbridge Gerry was the 5th Vice President of the United States from 1813, until his death in 1814, serving under President James Madison. Gerry signed both the Declaration of Independence and the Articles of Confederation. More importantly, he did not sign the Constitution after saying at the Constitutional Convention debates...

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  • September 2, 2020

Some big news today out Massachusetts courtesy of Emerson University’s latest poll: x Markey 56%Kennedy 44% Via @EmersonPolling, which previously had KENNEDY ahead 58-42%. #MAsenhttps://t.co/wTQvT5u4l4— Anthony Adragna (@AnthonyAdragna) August 28, 2020 The final Emerson College/WHDH poll finds Senator Ed Markey leading with 56% support and Congressman Joe Kennedy behind at...

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  • August 28, 2020

Some good news today out of Massachusetts courtesy of two news polls. First, Data For Progress: x 🚨#MASEN Poll🚨 Markey: 46% (+8)Kennedy: 38% (w/leaners) Markey: 50% (+7)Kennedy: 43% 732 N | 8/24/2020 – 8/25/2020 | Text-to-webhttps://t.co/kJ9eFvEsZf— Data for Progress (@DataProgress) August 26, 2020 Click here for the full results. Second,...

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  • August 26, 2020

Received this e-mail today from Democracy for America in support of U.S. Senator Ed Markey’s (D. MA) re-election campaign: x YouTube Video When I first reached out last week to share DFA’s endorsement of Ed Markey, the response was overwhelming. So many of you pitched in to send this progressive...

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  • August 25, 2020

Sometimes I really wonder if we deserve to survive as a species. CNN is reporting that this guy walked into a Walmart store in Springfield, MA, walked up to random shoppes and gave them a hug, then told them “Just giving you a Covid hug. You now have Covid.” Man...

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  • August 23, 2020

< p class=”is-empty-p”> for today’s Washington Post, posted yesterday afternoon, and titled I saw myself in Brayden Harrington’s story of stuttering. He showed us the power of sharing it openly. For the record, Dr. Wen has been a frequent presence on cable tv commenting on aspects of the pandemic. Leana...

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  • August 23, 2020

Received this e-mail today from Democracy for America in support of U.S. Senator Ed Markey’s (D. MA) re-election campaign: Senator Ed Markey has dedicated his entire career to fighting for our progressive values. He wrote the only major climate legislation to ever pass a house of Congress, and worked hand-in-hand...

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  • August 21, 2020

Received this e-mail just now form former presidential candidate, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D. MA), in support of the Biden-Harris ticket: I was honored to address the Democratic National Convention last night from the Early Childhood Education Center in Springfield, Massachusetts. In case you didn’t get a chance to watch...

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  • August 20, 2020

Here’s the latest news today out of Massachusetts: Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) leads primary challenger Rep. Joe Kennedy III (D-Mass.) by double digits, according to a UMass/Amherst poll released Wednesday. Markey leads Kennedy among Democratic and Democratic-leaning voters 51 percent to 36 percent in the poll, with 12 percent undecided. When Democratic-leaning voters are removed...

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  • August 13, 2020

Received this e-mail today from former presidential candidate, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D. MA), in support of her colleague, U.S. Senator Ed Markey’s (D. MA) re-election campaign: I'm glad to endorse Ed Markey, my partner in the United States Senate, for re-election this year. As an author of the Green...

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  • August 7, 2020

Canada’s last fully intact ice caps have disappeared NASA satellites confirmed.  The two ice caps are in the Northeast of Ellesmere Island, near Greenland. The ice caps formed during the Little Ice Age, they have succumbed to the intense heat waves blanketing the Arctic over the past several years. From the...

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  • August 7, 2020

From Roll Call: The Senate map has expanded in Democrats’ favor heading into the fall, and that’s bad news for Republican incumbents. Eight Republicans now rank among the most vulnerable senators as the GOP defends its majority in the Senate, with Georgia’s David Perdue once again making the list. Georgia...

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  • August 7, 2020

Some good news today out of Massachusetts: x *7/29-30— Political Polls (@Politics_Polls) July 31, 2020 Click here to read the full results. Past polling showed Kennedy pulling ahead of Markey and out raising him in fundraising. Both Markey and Kennedy have been racking up endorsements: Per tradition over here at...

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  • July 31, 2020

Received this e-mail today from U.S. Senator Ed Markey (D. MA) on behalf of the Progressive Change Campaign Committee which is supporting his re-election campaign: x YouTube Video This is U.S. Senator Ed Markey. My neck-and-neck election is in just 38 days. I’m reaching out to ask you to support...

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  • July 26, 2020

Most of us have been experiencing warm to hot temperatures. It doesn’t appear that the misery will go away any time soon. There is a lot of news lately on our warming planet. I shared a few articles on the subject, but they barely scratch the surface of what is...

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  • July 10, 2020

Received this e-mail today from former U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D. NV) in support of U.S. Senator Ed Markey’s (D. MA) re-election campaign: Sen. Ed Markey (D. MA) My friend Senator Ed Markey needs our support. Ed is facing one of the toughest elections of any Democrat running...

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  • July 9, 2020

From the New York Times: x YouTube Video Ady Barkan, the prominent liberal activist and advocate for “Medicare for all,” is endorsing Joseph R. Biden Jr. for president, in a sign that some progressives who opposed Mr. Biden in the Democratic primary race are increasingly willing to actively support him against President Trump. In the...

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  • July 8, 2020

The real question is whether Republicans are really the “unnerved who have long enabled him but now fear losing power and forever associating their party with his racial animus.” Leaning on a culture war requires the power of a reactionary populism that can keep intimidating and oppressing people on the basis...

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  • July 5, 2020

Received this e-mail yesterday from former presidential candidate, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D. MA), in support of U.S. Senator Ed Markey’s (D. MA) re-election campaign: In a moment, I’m going to ask you to make a contribution to my friend and partner in the United States Senate Ed Markey. But...

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  • June 30, 2020

From Huffington Post: Leading Democratic Senate candidates from around the country are open to at least reforming the filibuster, according to a HuffPost survey, with at least two supporting wholesale elimination of the Senate’s 60-vote hurdle. The candidates uniformly argue that the filibuster has empowered obstructionists and prevented the country...

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  • June 29, 2020

Trump’s going to have to do more than “lobstering” proclamations to save Susan Collins. Actually, Trump’s tariff war with China has damaged the Maine fisheries. x How to lobster pic.twitter.com/PZTlomCi5T— Sarah Cooper (@sarahcpr) June 9, 2020 x The BDN Editorial BoardJune 8, 2020: “Trump didn’t save Maine’s fishing industry”https://t.co/Nzch8M4FbX https://t.co/AkYih5FHEP —...

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  • June 25, 2020

Received this e-mail today from U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D. NV) in support of U.S. Senator Ed Markey’s (D. MA) re-election campaign: Sen. Ed Markey (D. MA) This November, I will be proud to support my friend and colleague, Senator Ed Markey of Massachusetts, for re-election. But first, we need...

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  • June 23, 2020

Fox News, aside from photoshopping images from video and claiming that they are authentic stills, is simply run by idiots. Being devoid of journalistic ethics seems to be a feature in a Fox News propaganda operation unaware of boogaloos. Falling for stuff on Reddit is gravy. Apparently Fox News and the Daily...

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  • June 14, 2020
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