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Monthly Archives: October 2014

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Manic Monday Markup 10/20/14…

…And the World: We begin today in Turkey, where the government has decided to allow Kurdish fighters within the country’s borders to aide Syrian city of Kobani. Turkish forces will facilitate Kurdish forces movement into Syria to resist the Islamic State’s attack on the city.

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Make a Motion to Call the Question 3…

Four ballot questions will face voters’ judgment this November. Not only is this a fairly large amount of questions, but all of them are deep, substantive issues with far-reaching implications. That may be a little bit of an overstatement on some questions, but there is

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Tardy Tuesday Takedown 10/14/14…

…And the World: We begin today in West Africa, where the infection rate of Ebola could hit 10,000 cases weekly before efforts to contain the disease may take root. The cases, world health officials estimate, will occur overwhelmingly in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. The

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What The House Results in Springfield Represent…

Barring an earthshattering upset, it is all but certain that Springfield will send two Latino representatives to Boston come January. One of them, Carlos Gonzalez, will replace Cheryl Coakley-Rivera, in the 10th Hampden, which, due to encompassment of the North End has been pegged as

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In 6th Hampden, Thrust and Parry, Bech and Finn…

UPDATED 10/10/14 4:30PM: For a correction. A prior version of this post stated Rep. Mike Finn was in support of more charter schools immediately after a sentence in which he said he was wary. In fact, his opponent Nathan Bech is the one in favor of more

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Manic Monday Markup 10/6/14…

…And the World: We begin today in Brazil, where President Dilma Rousseff of the Workers Party secured first place in her country’s presidential election, but now faces a runoff with Aécio Neves, the center-right candidate in the race. Marina Silva of the Socialist party, came