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Don’t Let Go

I knew a politician who used to say that he inflated the skill and strategy of an opponent whenever he ran for office, typically worried about his opponent locking up volunteers, endorsements, and donors before he himself would get to the sources of those advantages. Inevitably, though, he found that…

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We Have a Basket Full

UMass Lowell history professor Bob Forrant spoke at Saturday’s Pollard Memorial Library “Community Conversation” on the 2016 election. Here’s what Bob had to say: We Have a Basket Full By Robert Forrant First, some historical context: Hillary Clinton will be the fifth candidate in the nation’s history to win the…

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Community Conversation on 2016 Election

This past Saturday, more than 60 people gathered at the Pollard Memorial Library do discuss the 2016 presidential election. Community librarian Sean Thibodeau was the moderator. There were two groups of speakers, each of whom was given three minutes to speak, however, the bulk of the morning was spent in…

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Lowell and Immigrants

Lowell and Immigrants By Mimi Parseghian With the election of Donald Trump and the threat of withholding federal funds to states and cities that do not “cooperate,” the issue of “sanctuary cities” has come to the forefront. The words are a misnomer; sanctuary city is a not a legal term.…

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