Ayanna Pressley upends Massachusetts political order, toppling Michael Capuano

Ayanna Pressley, the first African-American woman elected to the Boston City Council, made history again, defeating representative Michael Capuano, a 10-term incumbent heavily backed by the political establishment. She is now poised to become the first African-American from Massachusetts to be elected to the U.S. House of Representatives. “I’m not running to keep things as they are,” Ms. Pressley often says. “i’m running to change … Continue reading Ayanna Pressley upends Massachusetts political order, toppling Michael Capuano

economic tumult in turkey: worries of “contagion”

economic tumult in turkey: worries of contagion erdogan’s widening grip trips up efforts to stem crisis by carlotta gall, new york times istanbul – president recep tayyip erdogan has long made clear that he considered no part of turkish life beyond his reach, not least the economy. even before he was re-elected in june with sultan-like powers, he had built his popularity on sustained economic … Continue reading economic tumult in turkey: worries of “contagion”

Vote for Nika Elugardo to defeat Jeffrey Sanchez

Rep. Jeffrey Sanchez, the chair of the House Ways and Means Committee in Massachusetts, is running for reelection. I suggest you vote against him in the upcoming election. The income/inequality gap is widening here in the city of Boston. It’s time for folks, rich and poor, to speak out to help end poverty and racism. Of course we should be voting for Nika Elugardo. Some people might say … Continue reading Vote for Nika Elugardo to defeat Jeffrey Sanchez