Category Archives: Politics

Massachusetts 2022 general election endorsements

I’m a bit late to the party since early voting has already commenced, but here are my endorsements for the November 8, 2022 election in Massachusetts. I am only endorsing in races where I am voting. This is a follow-up to my endorsements in the primary election. The opponents of Questions 1, 2, and 4… Read More »

Why I can’t support Quentin Palfrey for Massachusetts Attorney General and you shouldn’t either

Executive Summary Quentin Palfrey thinks that rules don’t apply to him, which is a catastrophic character flaw in someone campaigning to be the state’s highest law-enforcement official. Also, there are several other, better candidates in the race. You should support one of them instead. Quentin Palfrey thinks that rules don’t apply to him On December… Read More »

Endorsements in November 2, 2021 Boston municipal election

Dropboxes are open starting today for ballots for the November 2, 2021 Boston municipal election, and early voting starts today Saturday, so it’s time for me to share my endorsements. My endorsements here closely mirror those from the preliminary election. Local government is important, people. Get out there and vote! For Mayor, Michelle Wu. Wu… Read More »

Endorsements in September 14, 2021 Boston primary election

Early voting starts today in Boston for the September 14, 2021 primary election, so it’s time for me to share my endorsements. As usual, I am only endorsing in the races I’m eligible to vote in, but read to the end for four anti-endorsements. Local government is important, people. Get out there and vote! For… Read More »

Again, our leaders fail us

There’s a strong parallel between how community institutions are treating coronavirus and how they treated Trump’s ascendancy to the presidency. They haven’t learned anything, and as a result the rest of us are, once again, going to suffer. When Trump began his presidential campaign, many of us sounded the alarm early and continued to do… Read More »

On fleeing the stock market during the Second Great Depression

Cross-posted from: Do you think as the economy spiraled into the toilet in 1929, people were telling investors with money in the stock market, “Just ride it out. You’ll be fine. The fundamentals of the economy are strong. Trying to time the market is a fool’s bet.” That’s what people said when I started saying… Read More »

“Mallard Fillmore” removed from comics aggregator

When I look at the content of the “Mallard Fillmore” comic strip, two words inevitably come to mind: “ok boomer.” Bruce Tinsley, the author of Mallard Fillmore, has a nationwide platform which he mostly uses to publish endless variants of stupid “get off my lawn!” jokes, as befitting someone of his age. If it were… Read More »

2019 Boston City Council At-Large and District 9 Endorsements

The 2019 preliminary election for Boston City Council is this Tuesday, September 24. The eight at-large candidates and the two district candidates from each district who garner the most votes will move on to the final election in November. I live in District 9, so I have carefully considered all the District 9 and at-large… Read More »