Standing on Principle with Newburyport’s Paid Parking Issue

I usually do not post here about local politics but last Friday, I felt compelled to speak out about the proposed paid parking plan in my hometown, Newburyport, MA.. The Wednesday edition of the Newburyport Daily News published an edited version of my blog post for their As I See It … Continue reading

Dems Banking On GOP ‘Turmoil’ To Keep Senate Blue In 2012

Democrats hope political infighting among Republicans help them hold their shrunken Senate majority in what could be a difficult election in 2012, according to the top staffer on the committee in charge of electing Democrats to the Senate. “Keeping the Senate blue won’t be easy – we have 23 seats … Continue reading

‘Following Orders’ Never a Defense for Immoral Acts

by Walter Brasch A man who killed 100 sled dogs has received not a prison sentence but workers’ compensation from a British Columbia agency. The man successfully proved he suffered post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after he claimed he was ordered to kill the dogs. “It was the worst experience [he] … Continue reading