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Can Unity Among Political Independents Be Genuine?

The United Independent Party is being established in Massachusetts, but nowhere else. So, all of you Americans who live in other parts of the country aren’t being invited to join the unity. [...]

Americans Elect's Peter Ackerman, Kahlil Byrd and Dan Winslow: Where Are They Now?

As you may recall, from 2010 to 2012 the Americans Elect corporation operated an effort to try and elect its own candidate for President of the United States via a privatized selection run by a corporate board. That effort failed dismally despite repeated national promotion due to the lack of interest and support of the [...]

What is a Massachusetts Democrat? Ed Markey and Stephen Lynch offer two Very Different Answers

What is a Massachusetts Democrat?

In the race to replace John Kerry in the U.S. Senate, it looks as though two members of the House of Representatives — Ed Markey of Massachusetts District 7 and Stephen Lynch of Massachusetts District 9 — will be the prominent contenders for the Democratic party nomination. As members of [...]

Occupy Reawakens In Worcester, Massachusetts

Occupy Worchester is becoming active again, now that the green grass and warm sun of springtime have become secure in Massachusetts. [...]

Quincy and Charleston Unitarian Universalists Continue Pattern Of Christian Dominance

These UU congregations all promote one particular religion – Christianity – over all others, in just about the same ratio. There’s not just a lack of diversity within Unitarian Universalist congregations. There also seems to be a lack of diversity between congregations. Unitarian Universalism insists that it isn’t promoting any creed, but these results show that it is promoting a particular creed – a special blend consisting mostly of Christianity, with a drop of Buddhism mixed in. [...]

Massachusetts Primary Results 2010

Summary of the results of the 2010 congressional primaries in Massachusetts. [...]

9-14 Primaries: When do polls close? Where can I find results?

UPDATE: If you’re looking for advice on how to find election results for the November 2, 2010 congressional elections, read here.

Delaware: polls close at 8 pm. Track official primary results at the Commissioner of Elections web page. Better unofficial results via Politico.

District of Columbia: polls close at 8 pm. Track primary results at [...]

In Same-Sex Marriage Era, Massachusetts Divorce Rate Drops AGAIN

When anti-gay forces organize to stop gay and lesbian Americans from getting married to one another, they give their groups names like “the National Organization for Marriage” and talk about the “destruction of marriage.” They say that if you let same-sex marriages happen, it will lead to a moral “deinstitutionalization” of marriage that will in [...]

Sholley Attacks Muslims and Atheists Alike

Earl Sholley’s campaign of scapegoating against Muslims and atheists should serve as a reminder that when the freedom of religion of one cultural minority is threatened, the religious freedom of all minorities is made vulnerable. [...]

Stopa The Obama Atheist Conspiracy Theories!

Michael Stopa admitted that he didn’t have any evidence for Obama’s atheism. He just believed in it, because of clues such as Obama’s stands on political issues. [...]

A Politician Who French-Kisses the Patriot Act Didn’t Get Elected. Oh Dear, Dear, Dear.

How can I possibly get my dander up about the election of a Homeland Security Democrat on a day when Patriot Act procedures turned out to have been used by the government in an illegal web of lies to spy on journalists?

Yeah, yeah, I know. You don’t care about that. You’d rather talk about [...]