Election 2012

Question 2 triggers a battle over life, death, and dignity

Early on, it appeared that Massachusetts would become the third state to legalize so-called physician-assisted suicide, with polls showing voters favoring the end-of-life ballot question by a more than 2-to-1 margin. But as the weeks to the election have dwindled down to days and opponents have begun flooding the airwaves with stark ads, it’s become(...)

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FEMA: How do you like me now?

If Katrina was the nadir for the Federal Emergency Management Agency, then Sandy is its brightest moment since New Orleans. Up and down the hurricane-battered Northeast corridor, local, state, and federal first responders have received praise for their efforts. But foremost among the cheerleaders is Chris Christie, the irrepressible Republican governor of New Jersey, who(...)

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Romney’s Etch A Sketch for the home stretch

It was way back in March, about a million Twitter news cycles ago, that Mitt Romney’s man behind the curtain, Eric Fehrnstrom, announced what nearly anyone who has followed Romney’s career could have known: That after securing the Republican nomination based on an awkwardly worded self-appraisal as a “severely conservative” governor of Massachusetts, Romney would(...)

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Jill Stein and friends fight the good fight

Quick: Who is the only presidential candidate to be arrested this year? Answer:  Lexington’s Jill Stein, the Green Party candidate for president, was arrested at the Hofstra University town hall presidential debate last week for disorderly conduct during a protest over her exclusion from the forum featuring Barack Obama and Mitt Romney. Stein and the(...)

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