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Everything you want to know about Massachusetts and medical marijuana but were afraid to ask

Here in Massachusetts and around the country, it's been a celebratory few weeks as marijuana prohibitions have gone up in smoke. But f or doctors, black marketeers, and the entrepreneurs who will soon form Massachusetts's first legal marijuana economy,
Haze of Glory
By VALERIE VANDE PANNE  |  November 16, 2012

Thrill and Agony

The vote totals that poured in through the state secretary's office November 6 provided one set of winners (Elizabeth Warren, John Tierney, Joe Kennedy III, medical marijuana) and losers (Scott Brown, Richard Tisei, medical suicide). But there were plen

By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  November 16, 2012
TJI: Mass Pirate Party Conference

Putting the 'Arrrr' in DRM

Forget Talk Like a Pirate Day. In the 2012 elections, November 6 will be Vote Like a Pirate Day — if you happened to have joined a growing number of hackers and Internet activists and registered as a member of the Massachusetts Pirate Party (MAPP).
Booty Call
By ARIEL SHEARER  |  March 09, 2012
Manhattan Short FF

Review: Manhattan Short Film Festival

This selection of 10 short films from around the world runs the gamut of genres, from a brisk actioner to a political documentary to playful horror.
Running the gamut
By MICHAEL C. WALSH  |  September 23, 2011
after the debt crisis ride

The debt crisis is only on hold

The United States was only hours away from joining in the international community of deadbeats and bunko artists — think Greece, Spain, Italy, Ireland, Portugal — when President Barack Obama signed the legislation raising the national debt ceiling and cu
Plus, what does congressman Bill Keating have against Cuban families?
By EDITORIAL  |  August 05, 2011

Voting frights

When I heard about the bill being bandied about in the Maine State House that would allow non-US citizens to vote in local elections, I said to myself, "Hmmmmm."
Judging people by a name
By SHAY STEWART-BOULEY  |  April 01, 2009


Take Back Barack

It's time to reclaim the man we put in the White House
It's time to reclaim the man we put in the White House
By JEFF INGLIS + DEIRDRE FULTON  |  December 17, 2008

Double Check Your Voter Registration

I have just been informed that I am not allowed to vote. Despite mailing in my voter registration, ON TIME, to the CORRECT ADDRESS, apparently...
By Sara Faith Alterman  |  October 30, 2008

Vote loser

By DAVID KISH  |  October 29, 2008

Night of the living dead

It’s almost over. This is welcome news.
What if the election doesn’t end on Election Day?
By ADAM REILLY  |  October 29, 2008

Latinos "Schlepping" (or whatever the Spanish equivalent) for Obama

The Jews are not enough!With the battle for the Swing States still in full, well, swing, it's imperative that the presidential candidates do whatever they...
By Sara Faith Alterman  |  October 22, 2008


I just noticed that my own application to re-register is sitting on my desk.  Registrations must be postmarked by TODAY.  If you need an application,...
By Sara Faith Alterman  |  October 15, 2008
VOTE TODAY... A video message from Fletcher!

VOTE TODAY... A video message from Fletcher!

Hey all.  Today is a big day in the Bay State.  If you are a registered voter, regardless of where you stand politically, I encourage...
By Fletcher  |  February 05, 2008

Power hungry?

It’s remarkable how dramatically the state’s political leadership has changed since the most recent Constitutional Convention.
The most powerful people on Beacon Hill want to stop the gay-marriage ban, but don’t have the votes
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  June 07, 2007