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Unspeakable Truths in Crime…

To begin, I would like to apologize about neglecting local issues in the face of national events. However, a number of things have been happening in the press and I can never resist an opportunity to lash out at those sanctimonious SOBs in power. Just

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What can I say? I mean, I intended to do a segment about national politics, preferably something civil and instead, I am here talking about how it seems a Republican member of Congress can’t keep his digital hands to himself. Congressman Mark Foley of the

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Detaining the Constitution…

Welcome back everyone. Today, I am going to shift gears and introduce the first of two entries looking onto the national stage. I know dozens of blogs already do this, but with some very important midterm elections just weeks away, how could I resist? Be

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Sectionalism and the City…

E pluribus, unum urbs. Yes, that is not exactly how the saying goes. However, I say this with the intention of demonstrating a point. For all you Latin scholars out there, you know that what I said was Out of many, one CITY. No less

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Transporting Better Ideas…

Welcome back. I apologize for not getting back to this sooner. However, I was trying to figure out a relevant issue to put together for my first real blog entry. I decided to start with what will be a perennial issue for me: transportation, namely

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Day One

Ladies and Gentlemen, welcome to the Western Massachusetts Politics and Pros website. I am happy that you could join me on the introduction to my blog. My name is Matt, and I will be your host on this adventure into the culture, politics, news, and