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Photos of JFK

This story was written for Organizing for Action’s “Share Your Immigration Story” 7 February 2013. Photos of the Pope and JFK adorn the walls of my aunts and uncles in Ludlow, MA—the former because of a devout Catholic upbringing, and the latter because without JFK, my family could never have left Portugal. My great grandparents … Continue reading

ITES: Final Swing State Thoughts

This is the final entry in “It’s the Economy, Stupid” a 15-part series analyzing the local economic news in five swing states. For more than 100 days this series presented and analyzed the economic news of five swing states from the five regions of the country. Excluding this final post, just fewer than 17,600 words … Continue reading

ITES: Obamacare & Business Breaks

This is the tenth entry in “It’s the Economy, Stupid” a 15-part series analyzing the local economic news in five swing states. For political junkies this week marked a three-day Super Bowl-like affair. The spectacle came complete with paid, professional line-holders and eager anticipation ahead of daily released audio recordings and transcripts. The excitement was fueled by the … Continue reading

“It’s the Economy, Stupid” – Intro to Blogging 2012 Swing States

This is the first entry in “It’s the Economy, Stupid” a 15-part series analyzing the local economic news in five swing states. If the acrimonious debt ceiling debate of this past summer, the maneuverings and failure of the Super Committee this past fall, and the pivoting and re-pivoting to “jobs, jobs, JOBS,” by every presidential candidate has not … Continue reading