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By Thomas Ferguson, Professor of Political Science at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. He is the author of many books and articles, including Golden Rule: The Investment Theory of Party Competition and the Logic of Money-Driven Political Systems. Cross posted from Alternet
The father of the Investment Theory of Politics reveals what pundits miss in the GOP’s failure to lead its own electorate and its evangelical problem.
Election night in Iowa was a heavenly moment for Rick ...
When a gunman opened fire on Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., and others at a shopping center near Tucson a year ago today — killing six people and injuring Giffords and many others — some people were quick to blame the episode on the overheated political climate.
At the time of the attack, there was a high tide of political rhetoric across America and a low ebb of social civility. The New York Times reported that the shootings "raised questions about potential political motives" and that ...
WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — The employment data released today show that the labor market ended 2011 on a better note with 200,000 new jobs. But the data also show that substantial trouble spots remain such as high unemployment rates among many population groups, stubbornly high long-term unemployment, and continued public-sector job losses. These require public policy attention to finally improve the lives of millions of American families in 2012.
The labor market is clearly moving in the ...
A founder of the Talented and Gifted Latino Program and Project Alerta at the University of Massachusetts Boston, Lucia Mayerson-David helped Latino youth in Greater Boston stay in school and excell. I tell the kids, ‘You are the best, the cream of the cream, and don’t let anyone tell you anything else,’ ’’ she said. “I say, ‘You speak two languages, so how can you be dumb?’ I also tell them, ‘You’re the future leaders of our community. We’re all waiting for you.’ ’’
Fleet-footed former Bombardiers of Attleboro High - Kebba Nasso and Josh Quinnie - are having terrific rookie indoor track seasons for the Beacons of UMass-Boston. Nasso rewrote the Beacon record in the 200 meter run (22.6 seconds), the fifth-best time nationally among Division III runners this season and was a member of the Beacons' 4x400 relay team (3.25.7), which erased a 25-year-old school record, both third place finishes at the Harvard Invitational. Nasso has qualified for the ECAC and ...
When Hong L. Net and Vesna Nuon took their oaths as city councilors this week, it marked the official start of their tenures as municipal officials but also a defining moment for the region's Cambodian-American community.
Net, who won a Lynn City Council seat last November, and Nuon, who earned a seat on the Lowell City Council, are believed to be the second and third Cambodian-Americans in the country to be elected to city councils.
Rithy Uong, whose election to the Lowell City Council ...
Location: 180 Blue Hill Ave, Milton, MA 02186 When:
January 16, 2012
Time: 5:30 pm
The Milton Annual Martin Luther King Celebration will take place on Monday, January 16, from 5:30 p.m. at Concord Baptist Church, 180 Blue Hill Ave. This event is sponsored by The Milton Interfaith Clergy Association.
5:30 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.: Milton High School Gospel Chorus; St. Mary of the Hills Liturgical Dancers; Collicot/Cunningham After-School Singers; Action Dialogue led by ...
Wrentham selectmen this week came down strongly against a casino in neighboring Foxboro. But with no definite gaming proposal on the table and no full commission to weigh in, Tuesday night’s vote may prove largely symbolic.
“It’s very early in the game,” said Stephen Crosby, the University of Massachusetts Boston dean appointed by Gov. Deval Patrick last month to lead the new Massachusetts Gaming Commission, whose remaining members have yet to be named. “We don’t have a commission yet. And ...
Collins Center chosen to lead search for next administrator
The Collins Center was selected as the recruiting firm to lead the search for Burlington’s next town administrator. Selectmen made the choice Dec. 19 after interviewing both the Collins Center and Municipal Resources.Town Administrator Bob Mercier announced his May 31, 2012 retirement in October.
At the beginning of the discussion, Selectmen Bob Hogan and Dan DiTucci favored the other firm, Municipal Resources, ...
Article on the search for a town administrator in Burlington mentions that the Edward J. Collins, Jr. Center for Public Management was selected to help lead the search.