Posts Tagged ‘massachusetts’

Two polls released Sunday show things too close to call between Scott Brown and Liz Warren. One of the polls, by the UMass Lowell Center for Public Opinion and the Boston Herald, showed Brown ahead by one percentage point, 49 percent to 48 percent. The second survey, by the Western New England University Polling Institute […]


All That I Am

04Jul10

Governor Brewer continues to lead Arizona by facing up to political realities in a manner that is both just and popular. Governor Jan Brewer and the Arizona Department of Economic Security set in motion a new anti-fraud unit effective July 1. The new DES Trafficking Detection Unit will ensure that people obtaining food stamps are […]


Republican Gubernatorial nominee Charlie Baker has rolled out his first ad in the campaign to unseat Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick. The ad is needed. Polls have shown Governor Deval Patrick, a Democrat, building a lead over Baker, even though voters appear to be giving the incumbent’s performance mixed reviews. But Baker’s biggest gap comes in […]


Not No One

05Feb10

It takes one to not know one. Sen. Scott Brown’s (R-Mass.) election has been shown to be “a joke,” the son of the late Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.) said Thursday. Coming from a guy who has cornered the market on being a joke, this is an intriguing accusation! Rep. Patrick Kennedy (D-R.I.) castigated Brown for […]


Back in Hiding

03Feb10

Democrats have been unusually open since the election of Barack Obama, feeling, perhaps, that their fringe beliefs had been embraced by America’s center. This was a mistake – for Democrats to win elections, they’ve got to hide their agenda. Remember the President discussing guns and religion during the campaign? Legislators’ election year anxiety after Republican […]


Wrong Headline

02Feb10

A new study shows that abstinence only education works. But I wonder if that’s the right headline. Sex education classes that focus on encouraging children to remain abstinent can persuade a significant proportion to delay sexual activity, researchers reported Monday in a landmark study that could have major implications for U.S. efforts to protect young […]


Will the Scott Brown train keep rolling along? It’s a big day, of sorts, for President Obama. President Obama is heading to New Hampshire on Tuesday, but his eye is on Illinois. The first primary contest of the midterm election season is taking place in Mr. Obama’s home state, where voters are choosing Republican and […]


It’s already been a week since the Massachusetts victory. Not enough time for the Boston Globe to figure out the meaning of the election. One state’s vote, by a 52-47 majority, doesn’t erase a 29-state presidential victory and a 59-vote Senate margin. If Democrats use the Massachusetts election to abandon health reform, they won’t be […]


Scott Brown is the Emeril Lagasse of politics. Everywhere you look, there are politicians reeling in reaction to Scott! (Can you say Ben Bernanke?) Bam!!!! says Scott, and another Dem bites the dust! Vice President Biden’s son Beau announced Monday that he will not run for his father’s old Senate seat, leaving the Republican in […]


Every Breath

22Jan10

Scott Brown breathes, Dems collapse. Now, with independent voters souring on Obama, vulnerable lawmakers are likely to be reluctant about casting votes on other controversial issues such as caps on carbon emissions, tax reform, and a revamp of entitlement programs ahead of November’s midterm elections. The White House may have to pare this year’s legislative […]


Scott is changing the political world in unpredictable ways. Paul Krugman’s announcement that he is near to “giving up” on President Barack Obama is fueling a new round of liberal revolt. Like many influential voices on the left, The New York Times columnist and Nobel Prize-winning economist has not been shy to voice his disapproval with […]


Clever Kennedy?

21Jan10

Leaving Jack and Bobby out of the conversation, has a Kennedy ever had an original thought? An intelligent thought? While Democrats are eager to blame the Coakley loss on Coakley (didn’t they say the same thing after Virginia and New Jersey), her poor performance is only part of the story. Scott did run clearly against […]


Senator Jim Webb, a Democrat from Virginia, gets it right. In many ways the campaign in Massachusetts became a referendum not only on health care reform but also on the openness and integrity of our government process. It is vital that we restore the respect of the American people in our system of government and […]


Frayed Nerves

19Jan10

You can’t blame folks at Coakley headquarters for being a bit nervous when they encounter reporters. Things are also tense at the Boston Globe, which declared Martha Coakley a winner today in an online election map – based on the returns they had in so far! There’s only one problem, guys – the polls are […]


With Us

19Jan10

The nation is with us in rooting for a Scott Brown victory and an end to the deliberate slide into socialism. Like fans cheering for their favorite football teams, voters nationwide are paying attention to the special U.S. Senate race in Massachusetts. Almost half of them are rooting for Republican candidate Scott Brown over his […]


Setting Up

18Jan10

The Obama visit Sunday appears to have marked an end to the Senate campaign, with polls indicating the race continuing, or resuming, its swing in the direction of the GOP. A new poll from Politico, taken last night, shows a 9 point lead for Scott Brown. This confirms the signals from Washington, which seem to […]