The Whigs used to be a powerful party in the U.S. They fielded presidential candidates and were a major force. Then, they broke up over slavery and splintered into two groups: the Republican Party in the North and the anti-Catholic and anti-immigration Know-Nothing Party in the South. As I read about the GOP’s back-and-forth about
With all the debate going on regarding the proposed budget, I thought I’d do some on-line searching to look at defense. The President is proposing to shift spending away from some domestic programs and towards defense. The view is that the U.S. military has become weak. I’m no expert, but I was struck by this
On Saturday morning, I went to a discussion forum. It was at the HQ of MassWildlife, the agency responsible for caring for our trout waters. They had a series of presentations, all of which were fascinating. One speaker focused on climate change. She reported that 30% of coldwater fisheries already have been lost, and, by
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Concerns and priorities of my constituents will always guide my work in Congress. Great turnout in #Needham for 1st stop on our 3rd #Tour34! pic.twitter.com/Kz8JH6bdNC — Rep. Joe Kennedy III (@RepJoeKennedy) February 14, 2017 This Saturday morning, I put on a nice shirt, shaved and typed up a short memo about the nation’s Public Lands
A major snowstorm today is shutting down the Northeast. I made it to the gym, grocery store and “packy” just before it really started to come down. I’ll be making some homemade guacamole for snacking and some slowly-cooked Tuscan beans with pancetta and sage for dinner. And, I have time to write about immigration. The