“Paying for the Wall” by John Edward

This is the third in a series of columns by John Edward, who teaches economics at Bentley and UMass Lowell, on economic issues related to the upcoming presidential election. The first column, “The 100 Percent,” appeared on May 16, 2016; the second, “Voodoo Two,” on May 23, 2016. In 1987,…

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Barbara Anderson memorialized by Marjorie Arons-Barron

The entry below is being cross posted from Marjorie Arons-Barron’s own blog. Jim Braude and Barbara Anderson Supporters and opponents of the late anti-tax advocate Barbara Anderson gathered Sunday in Randolph to remember her good natured individualism, civic activism, political savvy, professionalism and not insignificant success in lowering the tax burden…

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Understanding Local Politics in Lowell

Following Lowell politics is a chore; understanding Lowell politics is even tougher. In last Sunday’s Week in Review post, I touched upon some of the political forces in the city and how they manifested themselves in the City Council’s debate on the State Senate’s Transgender Anti-Discrimination Bill. It’s a topic…

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