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Category Archives: Resistance

A word of caution re: Heather Somers

One of the good things that has happened (remember, always look on the bright side of life) since Trump lost the popular vote is the rise of the resistance movement, in its various and sundry groupings. We have several in this area. One downside of the movement is that it has attracted a lot of […]

Courtney Town Hall

My wife and I went to Joe Courtney’s Town Hall last night. A few reaction: First, I was a bit surprised that the crowd was, so far as I could see, universally supportive of Joe. If there were Trumpies there, they kept their mouths shut. A lot of the questions were about Obamacare, and it […]

Lessons from Italy

My son gave me a subscription to Jacobin Magazine for Christmas. It’s a quarterly, and I received my first post-election issue today. I didn’t read much in the last issue, because it was pretty much premised on the certain Clinton victory. Unfortunately, I can’t link to the article about which I’m writing, as it isn’t […]

More hopeful signs 

We are just more than a week into the administration of President Bannon, and there are lots of reasons to feel pessimistic, but I have to, once again, write about some signs of optimism. All around, people are gathering together to do their bit to oppose. Last night we went to a meeting of a […]

Always look on the bright side of life

We may be going down for the count, but at least a lot of us are fighting back. The demonstrations protesting Trump’s recent act of cruelty are one small sign of hope. I don’t think there was anything like this when Hitler took over, so we are at least one up on the Germans. Someone, […]

Women’s March, Local Edition

Second attempt at this, as the first time all the pictures I put up were wildly distorted. I scrapped the post, and forgot to save the text. So, here goes again. As I said yesterday, we here in Mystic had our own little demonstration by the statue of Johnny Kelley, one of three Boston Marathon […]