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Last Night Showed Establishment Is Still Powerful and the Castle Walls Are High

March 5, 2020 - 3:06am

Super Tuesday’s voting is completed. California and Maine are still waiting to be called. Even absent those totals, there is but one conclusion to be reached: Joe Biden performed beyond anyone’s wildest expectations. His surprising wins in Texas, Massachusetts and Minnesota, combined with a sweep of the southern states, changed the dynamics of this primary campaign from top to bottom.

Some Election-Related Sites Still Run on Software Older Than Many High Schoolers

March 4, 2020 - 3:43am

The Richmond, Virginia, website that tells people where to vote and publishes election results runs on a 17-year-old operating system. Software used by election-related sites in Johnston County, North Carolina, and the town of Barnstable, Massachusetts, had reached its expiration date, making security updates no longer available.

Noam Chomsky on Stories Not Being Covered in the Trump Era

July 28, 2018 - 1:55am

The New York Times reports special counsel Robert Mueller is scrutinizing President Trump’s tweets as part of Mueller’s expanding probe into Trump’s ties to Russia. This latest revelation in the Mueller investigation is part of a nearly 24-hour stream of headlines about Trump, Russia and the administration’s various scandals. But is the mainstream media missing the real stories amid its obsession with “Russiagate”? For more, we speak with world-renowned political dissident, linguist, author and professor Noam Chomsky on media manipulation in the Trump era.

Teen Voices in the Fight to Raise the Minimum Wage in Massachusetts

May 23, 2018 - 11:34pm

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Norma Meza is an 18-year-old student at Charlestown High School in Charlestown, Massachusetts. Growing up, she watched her mother battle health issues such as kidney failure, lupus, and ulcers. Despite working full-time, her mother struggled financially to keep the family afloat. Norma knew as early as 14 years old that she would have to get a job to help her mother pay the bills and put food on the table.

Latest Fear Mongering About Self Sufficiency: Salmonella in Backyard Chickens

October 21, 2017 - 6:05am

Via The Daily Bell
Two years ago I moved to Florida from Massachusetts. When people found out I was moving, they would often immediately remark, “Get ready for the brutal heat and humidity!”
It was their first instinct to bring up any possible negative about moving to a much more pleasant climate.
About a year later, I posted pictures of vegetables we had grown, and chickens we keep. I also mentioned the name we call our mini-farm: Prickly Pear Plantation.