Archive for December 21st, 2012

John Kerry’s electoral history

With John Kerry being nominated today to serve as America’s next Secretary of State, his career in elective office is almost certainly at an end. Here is a Lowell-centric record of the eight general elections (and corresponding primaries) in which he appeared on the ballot: 1972 – Congress – 5th…

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This Winter Solstice of 2012

Today December 21, 2012 is the Winter Solstice.  The solstice  marks the beginning of winter in the Northern Hemisphere. The winter solstice also marks the shortest day and the longest night of the year.  Have you noticed that the place and angle of the sun is different throughout the year? With the coming…

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Fiscal cliff or fiscal scam?

Listening to some national commentators this morning, at first I thought they were discussing the Mayan prediction that the world would end today but it soon became clear they were discussing the so-called “Fiscal Cliff” that will be dominating political news over the next two weeks. Back in 2011 when…

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